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<br />,'. <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ARE TAPE RECORDED AND ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br /> <br />1 INVOCATION <br /> <br />PLEDGE OF <br />ALLEGIANCE <br /> <br />ROLL CALL <br /> <br />MINUTE <br />APPROVAL <br /> <br />PLAQUE <br />PRESENTATION <br /> <br />(~Je.))1 <br /> <br />TELEVISION <br />(Cable) <br /> <br />f-. S'if'1 <br />J14 <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />19: 7798 <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING <br /> <br />APRIL 6, 1971 <br /> <br />The City Council of the City of Arcadia, California, met in regular <br />session on Tuesday, April 6, 1971 at 7:30 p,m, in the Council Chamber of <br />the Arcadia City Hall, <br /> <br />Rev, Ted Cummins, Arcadia Friends Church <br /> <br />Mayor Pro Tempore James R, Helms, Jr, <br /> <br />PRESENT: <br />ABSENT: <br /> <br />Councilmen Arth, Considine, Hage, Helms, Butterworth <br />None <br /> <br />On MOTION by Councilman Helms, seconded by Councilman ConsWine and <br />carried unanimously the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 16, 1971 <br />were APPROVED. <br /> <br />Dale E, Turner, former Mayor of the City and President of the 605 Freeway <br />Construction Association, presented and read in its entirety a resolution <br />adopted by the State Assembly Rules Committee commending the Association <br />in its efforts and accomplishments which led to the completion of the <br />subject portion of the Freeway in January of 1971 instead of mid-1975 as <br />originally scheduled, Council accepted the resolution and noted that such <br />completion was certainly due in no small measure to the dedicated service <br />of Mr. Turner and expressed its gratitude. <br /> <br />Mayor Butterworth observed that at the recent National League of Cities' <br />Conference a representative of the Federal Communications Commission made <br />an astounding statement that cable television would eventually alter the <br />way of life - that it is no longer just directed to the field of enter- <br />tainment but will become a transmittal device for instant news, instant <br />weather, school use, etc. That it had been recommended at the conference <br />that franchises not be granted unless the applicant had many channels of <br />which at least 50 percent were dedicated for public use. He noted that <br />relative thereto he had asked a representative of the local franchisee to <br />be present. <br /> <br />Roger Walker, manager of the Foothill TV Cable Company, confirmed <br />Mr, Butterworth's remarks and expanded on the future possibilities of the <br />wire system; that his company is installing these amplifiers with the hope <br />that once the entire system is wired more channels may be offered to the <br />customers. He noted legislation which precludes distant channels; that <br />until that is changed they would be unable to carry a great number of <br />channels although some customers have the advantage of the San Diego <br />channel now. <br /> <br />Discussion ensued in detail on using the cable facilities for police <br />monitoring, currently in effect in some cities, which could conceivably <br />reduce personnel. Also closed circuit for schools, Mr. Walker stated in <br />part that thought is being given to dedicating certain channels to public <br />use, however, another company would probably make a formal presentation <br />for a franchise in that particular field if, as and when it becomes a <br />reality. <br /> <br />4-6-71 <br /> <br />- 1 - <br />