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SF Supes: Rules Committee "Say NO to Comcast extension"

Wednesday, August 03, 2005
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Legislative Chamber (second floor)
San Francisco City Hall

It's on: The Comcast settlement that's been negotiated behind closed doors will be heard in the City's Rules Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, at 12 noon.

*** The hearing will be at 12 noon, not at 10 am, as we previously reported ***

This may be the ONLY public hearing on the Comcast deal -
a bad deal which will affect SF residents for the next 4 years!

Community organizations are opposed to the settlement and 4-year contract extension, which would leave SF with 4 more years of a bad 40 year-old agreement in exchange for a measly $3.5 million dollars from Comcast.
To learn more about what's wrong with the settlement go to:

Comcast posted a 64% increase in profits! They can afford to give more. We cannot afford a contract that starves public access and ignores real consumer and worker protections!

1) COME to the hearing, bring others: Wed Aug 3rd, 12 pm - City Hall, Legislative Chamber, 2nd Floor

2) CALL your Supervisor and the 3 "Swing Votes": Peskin, Maxwell & Alioto-Pier

Peskin 415-554-7450, email:
Maxwell 415-554-7670, email:
Alioto-Pier 415-554-7752, email:
(other Supes' contact info is below)

Express your concern about this settlement. ALL the Supes are eager to hear from their constituents.
Ask Supervisors to continue negotiating for a better agreement:
Comcast can afford it, plus a one year extension is standard practice.

We want to see a public report of the Community Needs Assessment meetings the City held on the cable franchise before a vote takes place.

3) FORWARD this email to other orgs and individuals, help get the word out!

Many thanks for your help in safeguarding our communities' interests.

With questions or suggestions, please call Sydney Levy at Media Alliance:
(510) 832-9000 x303

SF Supervisors' Contact Info:

Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, District 1
(ph: 415-554-7410, fx: 415-554-7415, email:

Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, District 2
(ph: 415-554-7752, fx: 415-554-7843, email:

Supervisor Aaron Peskin, District 3
(ph: 415-554-7450, fx: 415-554-7454, email:

Supervisor Fiona Ma, District 4
(ph: 415-554-7460, fx: 554-7432, email:

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, District 5
(ph: 415-554-7630, fx: 415-554-7634, email:

Supervisor Chris Daly, District 6
(ph: 415-554-7970, fx: 415-554-7974, email:

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, District 7
(ph: 415-554-6516, fx: 415-554-6546, email:

Supervisor Bevan Dufty, District 8
(ph: 415-554-6968, fx: 415-554-6909, email:

Supervisor Tom Ammiano, District 9
(ph: 415-554-5144, fx: 415-554-6255, email:

Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, District 10
(Ph: 415-554-7670, fx: 415-554-7674, email:

Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval, District 11
(ph: 415-554-6975, fx: 415-554-6975, email:

SF Cable: Are we being sold out? Come to the hearing on Wednesday!
For details and actions steps, go to

What do you think about Comcast?
Go to to fill out a survey
and to find times and places of public hearings in SF
regarding our city's upcoming cable contract.

Added to the calendar on Tue, Aug 2, 2005 2:37PM
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