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Programming for March 2015


Councilmembers Mike Allen and Ben Stuckart co- host this month's "Council Connection which hightlights the first annual Spokane Citizens Hall of Fame.  

Mayor David Condon discusses SelectSpokane.com  on this month's Your City with Mayor Condon .

This month on Spokane Insight
Navigating flashing yellow on Spokane's snow routes
Spokane Police Academy has been reinstated
Targeted development along East Sprague

This Month’s episode of Second Alarm takes a look at the Spokane Hot Spotters Group and the work they are doing to reduce the burden on the Emergency Medical System in Spokane. We also will learn about the effort to honor the city’s firefighters who have given their live in the line of duty.

The 4 pros from the City's Golf Courses gathered to play a round and discuss what new for 2015.  Also, the history of golf in Spokane is examined on this month's A Walk in the Park .

Check your schedule for times and dates for these special programs.
Programs are also availlable online at spokanecity.org

CityCable 5 programming is subject to change.

CityCable 5 at a glance

CityCable 5 is what residents turn to for accurate in-depth coverage of what goes on within Spokane local government. CityCable 5 has been serving the citizens of Spokane since 1977. CityCable 5 is the City of Spokane's government access cable channel (found on Comcast Cable Channel 5) and a service of the City"s Communications Department. CityCable 5 provides live televised coverage of the Spokane City Council and other public meetings that shape our community and our quality of life. We also produce a variety of original programming showcasing the events and activities of the City of Spokane.

What Is It?

Channel 5 is a function of the City of Spokane Communications Department designed to produce programming for the City's government access channel. This channel is reserved under the City of Spokane's cable communication franchise and pursuant to the City's Cable regulatory ordinance, SMC Chapter 10.27. The facilities of Channel 5 are owned, operated and staffed by the City of Spokane.

What is the Purpose?

The purpose of Channel 5 is to present programming on government issues and services to the public and to perform related video communication services for City departments. The cable franchisee has no control over the content of government access programs.

How does the CityCable 5 Differ From Public or Educational Access?

The City cable franchise and related ordinance define three forms of access requirements, consistent with the 1984 Federal Cable Communications Act. These are [P]ublic, [E]ducational, and [G]overnment or “PEG” access requirements. Currently, the City uses one government access channel, to provide information to the public. An independent public access channel is not reserved, but the City's cable franchisee, Comcast, operates a community access Channel (Channel 14) for members of the public. Persons desiring to air programs of community interest who are neither governmental or educational access users may submit items through Comcast's Community Access Program. There are also five educational access channels (located on Comcast Cable Channels 15-19) which are currently managed by the Spokane [C]able, [A]dvisory [B]oard for [L]earning [E]ducation or “C.A.B.L.E.” C.A.B.L.E. is a consortium of local educational institutions serving the community's educational access user needs, with resources supplied by the member schools, Comcast and other contributors.

Programming on CityCable Channel 5 All programming on CityCable 5 is administered under the authority of the City of Spokane Communication Department. The Department has final authority on individual programming decisions. The Department determines qualifications and eligibility of individual government access users. Arrangements for government access programming requests should be made by contacting the Department during regular City business hours at (509) 625-6355. In general, submittals not initiated by Channel 5 must have a government entity as a sponsoring access user. Arrangements are subject to the Department's discretion, considering the purpose of the government access channel, the quality of the materials submitted, and assessment of the public or viewer interest and public informational value, programming schedule considerations, and CityCable 5 equipment, facilities and staffing resources and limitations.

Today on CityCable5

5:00 AM Spokane Commuter Traffic Cameras
8:00 AM 2015 State of the City Address Live
9:00 AM Leaders and Lectures: Speaking on Spokane
10:00 AM City Council Briefing Meeting Replay
6:00 PM Spokane: Then and Now 1966
6:30 PM Your City with Mayor David Condon
7:00 PM Second Alarm
7:30 PM Council Connection
8:30 PM Spokane Insight
9:00 PM Legislative Update
9:30 PM A Walk in the Park
10:00 PM 2015 State of the City Address

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