2003 Adopted Resolutions
71st Annual Meeting
Denver

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF REGULATIONS PROMOTING DIVERSITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT FOR LOCAL LEASED ACCESS

WHEREAS, The United States Conference of Mayors recognizes that The United States is comprised of citizens of very diverse ethnic, cultural and language backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, the United States Congress adopted provisions contained in 47 U.S.C. 532 mandating cable operators to provide leased access channels on cable systems to promote competition in the delivery of diverse sources of video programming; and

WHEREAS, the Federal Communication Commission has determined the maximum reasonable rates that cable operators may establish for leased access channels on their cable systems; and

WHEREAS, The United Stats Conference of Mayors seeks to promote the widest possible diversity of information available to the residents of our cities; and

WHEREAS, the rates charged local leased access providers of the cable operator need to be fair and reasonable in order to avoid limiting the availability of diverse local minority programming and potential discrimination against individual speakers or specific points of view,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Congress and The Federal Communication Commission are strongly urged to review and adopt rules and regulations to promote diversity and ensure non-discriminating treatment for local minority leased access programming.