meeting scheduled for Dec. 11, 2002
for Dec. 11 meeting
of Dec. 11 meeting
On October 22, 2002, the Reno City Council passed an ordinance
creating a Citizens Cable Compliance Committee. The council also
responded favorably to one ratepayer's recommendation that the panel
membership be expanded to seven from the five originally suggested
by city staff.
On Nov. 19, the council appointed seven citizens to the body and
named Vice-Mayor David Aiazzi as council liaison. Peter Padilla
and Andrew Barbano were named to three-year terms. Mr. Padilla is
general manager of KREN TV-27 (WB) and Spanish language KUVR TV-68
(Azteca Network). Mr.
Barbano is a writer, media consultant and publisher of this
Named to two-year terms were Barbara Stone, Kathleen Marshall, Noel
Thornsberry, Karol Gorman and Jackie Inman. Ms. Stone is a northwest
Reno activist and a retired office and travel manager. Ms. Marshall
is an attorney with substantial experience in telecommunications
and utility regulation. Mr. Thornsberry is a retired executive with
substantial telecommunications experience. Ms. Gorman is branch
manager of a mortgage company. Ms. Inman is semi-retired and worked
20 years for TCI/ATT Broadband/ Charter Communications in various
technical and administrative capacities.
the 27 applicants were ineligible because they reside outside the
Reno city limits. Washoe County residents who wish to serve on the
county's panel should contact John
Balentine at (775) 328-2280. Washoe's board has five members,
each selected by a member of the county commission. Washoe County's
franchise with Charter Communications expires March 31, 2003. Reno's
expires later next year, Sparks is a few years away. It thus seems
timely for the Sparks City Council to establish its own consumer
panel to coordinate with the other bodies.
were not appointed and other citizens who have expressed interest,
regardless of residence, will be asked to assist the new Reno committee
in its work.
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