Public Service and Transportation Committee Meeting

Monday, December 13, 2021

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

5:30 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Gary Rosen
Vice Chairperson Donna M Colorio
Councilor Sarai Rivera

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


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Approval of the Minutes


Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Public Service and Transportation hereby approves the minutes of the Public Service and Transportation Committee meeting on November 8, 2021.

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Communication of the City Manager


Transmitting informational communication relative to the cable license renewal process.
# 9.13A CM October 19, 2021

In Committee November 8, 2021 - Held


Miscellaneous Item


Order of Councilor Gary Rosen - In light of Charter/Spectrum's sweeping rate increases that will hike the cost of TV packages, internet service, equipment, and fees, request City Council's Standing Committee on Public Service and Transportation hold one or more public hearings to: 1) survey customer satisfaction with this provider; 2) review the fairness of their rates for TV, internet and telephone service; 3) review the city's cable franchise agreement with this company and determine what future changes need to be made to lower costs and improve service; 4) determine whether our three PEG (Public, Educational, Government) Access channels are receiving the financial and other support they are entitled to through our franchise agreement and if, in a future contract, they can be located on channels in the “Basic Tier”; and 5) discuss the feasibility of inviting other companies to provide service to the city.
# 10c Tuesday, September 24, 2019

In Committee November 8, 2021 - Held