Communication Technology fund
FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET
Project Name: Communications Technology Fund
Department: City Manager's Office
Start Date: 7/01/2023
End Date: Ongoing
This funding will allow the City to continue upgrading and improving its cable network services and programming to the citizens of Charlottesville and surrounding counties by providing technology equipment to the Public Access Offices providing technology and equipment to Channel 10. This account is funded from the Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) Fund which is used to account for a one percent cable franchise fee, that is dedicated to capital assets associated to the operation of a public, educational and governmental television channel.
RELATIONSHIP TO comprehensive PLAN:
Chapter 10 : Community Engagement and Collaboration
Goal 1. Public Education and Awareness
Empower community members by providing and actively sharing the information they need to participate in a meaningful way.
Goal 2. Inclusive Processes
Seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected by or interested in a process or decision.
Goal 4. Effective Engagement
Define and evolve a clear process and strategies for how the City gathers input and shares information with all residents.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES / STATUS:
OBJECTIVES: To enhance the unity and strength of our community by providing:
- A medium for community dialogue and training opportunities
- A source for information of local, national and international origin
- A forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to the community
These funds provide a dedicated funding source for public access programming that would otherwise be funded by the operating fund.