Alexandria City Council reviews Charter Communications' performanceCharter Communications’ performance in Alexandria over the past decade received mixed reviews from the Alexandria Cable TV Commission. The city’s 10-year franchise agreement with Charter is set to expire in July 2012.
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
Charter Communications’ performance in Alexandria over the past decade received mixed reviews from the Alexandria Cable TV Commission.
The city’s 10-year franchise agreement with Charter is set to expire in July 2012.
As part of the ordinance that established the agreement, the Alexandria Cable TV Commission is required to submit a written appraisal of Charter’s performance, which was discussed at Tuesday night’s Alexandria City Council meeting.
The commission doesn’t like the fact that Charter doesn’t have a local office or local management in Alexandria.
That's just one concern the commission had. Read Friday's Echo Press for more details and find out about other council action on these topics:
--A final assessment hearing on the phase 3, part 2 orderly annexation waterline project – a $2.6 million undertaking.
--The issuance of more than $2 million in general obligation refuning bonds that's expected to save the city between $80,000 and $85,000.
--A wrap-up of the Alexandria Police Station project.
--The next appearance of the Holiday Train in Alexandria.
--A request for the city to convey 4.7 feet of land in Noonan Park to a resident so he can sell his home.
--Changes in the peddler's license ordinance.
--A feasibility report and public hearing to improve Thomas Drive.
--A maintenance agreement for the airport.