City of Colorado Springs / Commissions & Committees / Telecommunications Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC)

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
City Administration Building,
 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 701
Colorado Springs, CO
Chair Justin Burns
Vice-Chair Mark Ewell
Secretary Amber Robinson
Russ Fertitta
Marshall Tuttle
David King
Michael Peltier
Vacant (Regular)
Vacant (Regular)
Vacant (Alternate)
Present: TPAC Members: Justin Burns, Mark Ewell, David King, Michael Peltier
Absent: Amber Robinson, Russ Fertitta
Staff: Kathy Lake, Jesse James
Guests: David Sered-Comcast, Ben Kley-Falcon Broadband, Dawn Roth- Colorado Springs Utilities, Terri Velasquez-Finance Director


A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:40 a.m.


Mark Ewell moved to approve May minutes. Michael Peltier seconded and the motion passed.


No Report



Cable Video Franchise Updates- Kathy Lake reported the 1st quarter complaint log had been sent to Mark Ewell.


Comcast ?Dave Sered provided update about Comcast?s support to the City by volunteering to work on Trails and Open Space. He invited TPAC to participate.


Falcon Broadband ? Ben Kley reported that Falcon Broadband is reaching out to School District 49 with the high school career fair.

New Technologies

No Report

TPAC Website

Nothing new to report, website is the same.

         Legislative Matters Sub-Committee
Justin Burns reported the Qwest (CenturyLink) bill bypassed cities by going to the state level. This bill was not passed in Colorado.
Franchise Performance Sub-Committee
Jesse James asked what the objectives were. Terri asked who represents TPAC at the state level. Mr. Burns recommended that Marshall have lunch with the State Representative.

Review, Planning and action status - TPAC support to City IT
No report
Other cities' eGov systems and capabilities: no report

         Report to Council ? Mr. Burns provided information that TPAC came out at the beginning of the "com" era and that there doesn?t seem to be much of a need at the present time. After new Mayor is installed he will provide another report. Discussion took place among meeting attendees identifying areas of possible changes to TPAC charter and bylaw. These ideas to be presented in an amended report to Council.


         Mr. James to send out list of ?sister cities? to TPAC to explore what other cities are doing

ADJOURN: Mr. Ewell made a motion to adjourn and David King seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 a.m.