City of Seattle Citizens Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB) September 9th meeting minutes. Topics covered include: Hack the CD Start-up Weekend, Girls’ Hackathon in spring 2015, Chief Technology Officer report including Mayor Broadband Plan, Comcast cable refranchising, WAVE and cable office update, Oct 8th public broadband education forum with Chris Mitchell, new CTTAB members, committee reports, including privacy forum motion.
This meeting was held:
September 9th, 2014, 6–8 PM, Seattle Municipal Tower: 700 – Fifth Avenue
Podcast available at http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/CTTAB/podcast/cttab.xml
Board Members: Ben Krokower, Dana Lewis, Brian Hsi, Phillip Duggan, Beryl Fernandes, Stacey Wedlake, Daniel Hoang, Rob Dolin, Nourisha Wells, Sarah Trowbridge
Pending members: Joneil Custodio, Jose Vasquez, Carmen Rahm (Seattle Public Schools)
Public: Liz Kellogg & Morgan Beach (Seattle Women’s Commission), Adam Garcia, Terryl Ross (UW Bothell), Kevin O’Boyle, Dorene Cornwell (STAR Center), Nancy Sherman, Chris Lona (CL Design), Webster Olson (Spectrum Networks/Condo Internet), Aria Simon, Phil Mocek (Seattle Privacy Coalition), Nate Sanders, Karen Toering, Dan Stiefel, Sabrina Roach (Brown Paper Tickets), Garrett Cobar
Staff: Michael Mattmiller, Sabra Schneider, David Keyes, Tony Perez, Derrick Hall
Meeting was called to order
Introductions by participants.
The agenda was approved
The July minutes were approved.
Low Income Girls’ Hackathon
Seattle Women’s Commission’ Economic Opportunity Committee members Liz Kellogg and Morgan Beach are leading planning for a low-income girl’s hackathon week. Liz wants the hackathons built around problems in their community identified by girls.
Liz: This will be during the Seattle Schools’ spring break week starting April 13th, 2015, tentatively with activites during the week like teambuilding, orientation to coding and field trips to start-ups, that culminate with a hackathons that weekend.
She wants to network with people who know tech and have experience doing these types of events so they can provide feedback on planning.
They will also be looking to partner with organizations that are serving low income girls, and for volunteers and mentors.
She doesn’t want this to be adult tech workers who come in and create applications for the girls or proscribe what they should be.
Her goal in partnering with several youth service organizations, like the YWCA, Reel Grrls, SPL, to field the teams of girls and so they have some cohesion. The goal will not be to teach them to code, but to spark interest and change perception of their capacity and what they can be.
Rob Dolin: He is teaching coding at Franklin.
Daniel: Start-Up Seattle Weekend Women could be helpful.
Liz: She’s meeting with Rebecca Lovell
Try Puget Sound Python User Group – Puppy. Some of them did that with low income disadvantaged students in Columbia City recently with RaspberryPi.
Beryl – In addition to tech groups, ask people in the community, who have tech skills and are entrenched in community who could help.
She suggested connecting them with Jon Madamba
Morgan – Looking for people to help plan this.
Rob: Nerd, LLC is a women owned development business.
Sabra: WTIA Ada Academy
Liz: They are also looking for financial sponsors.
Brian – Good resources through Seattle Schools classes.
Rob – Who will compile the list of resources.
Liz is starting a Google doc and group and will share it.
SPL Central library will be hosting.
We can cross post an official ask on the CTTAB blog.
Beryl – Understanding that we need an amendment to the agenda to vote on the Privacy committee motion.
Ben and Rob clarified that it’s fine to address the motion as part of the committee report.
David Harris: Hack the CD Sept 26-8 Start-up Weekend
He is organizing the Hack the Central District hackathons/ start-up weekend.
The goal is to providing an education opportunity, that also enable people in the central district to have exposure and get to collaborate with tech experts and entrepreneurs, and to create solutions that address central district problems.
The target audience is mainly upper middle school and high school students, plus entrepreneurs and other residents and techies to
Have scholarships thanks to DoIT Community Technology Program and Start-Up weekend. They have a number of sponsors, including Century Link.
It’s a 54 hours event, starting with a speaker and people making pitches project ideas. Then they work on designing the ideas and will demo them on Sunday. They’ll have technologists and business consultants available.
The winner will get business consultation and tickets to the Interactive conference.
They are looking to form at least 15 teams
David – Hackers and hackathons has become a positive term and he wanted this to be part of the community lexicon.
Karen: who is the sponsor and how can people contribute?
David – It is a 501c3 through the StartupWeekend
Beryl: Are you pitching at schools in CD area?
David: Yes, they are reaching out to groups in the area.
Beryl: Transportation could be a challenge.
They’re on a major bus route.
Rob will help connect him to the Franklin classes
David: They did a youth coding boot camp at CAYA. It went well and they also learned a lot.
Sabra: Suggested you connect with Seth Vincent and Code for Seattle.
What they need: publicity, sponsorship, people joining the teams.
Chief Technology Officer Report: Michael Mattmiller
Thanks to CTTAB for the support for his confirmation.
There exciting news in Broadband. CenturyLink has announced that Seattle will be one of their 1 gig buildout cities. The areas served will be Beacon Hill, West Seattle Ballard and Central District.
Part of what’s enabled this is the change in the SDOT Directors rule that will help telecom providers place more cabinets in the Right of Way. Brian Hsi was at City Council today to speak in support of the legislation. This is the first step.
The other parts of the strategy are Public Private Partnerships and also updating our studies on feasibility of municipal broadband. Tony, Sabra and he have been in meetings with providers about this.
CenturyLink’s pricing was announced as $30 for 40mb, $50 for 100 mb and $80 for 1 Gb service.
See more info at www.Centurylink.com/gig.
Thanks also to CondoInternet and others that are providing gigabit services now.
Michael is working with staff on a work plan for the balance of 2014.
He is asking CTTAB for this work to support the department:
1) Helping to educate public on what broadband options are, including low cost programs.
2) Educating public on opportunities for input to broadband strategy and developments, and helping do that communication.
Congratulations on the campaigns to date. No new specific ask of CTTAB here, but he looks forward to the education campaign and CTTAB’s contribution to that.
Indicators report: This work on this has been incredibly well received. Eg Library is making decisions based on the data.
Looking forward to CTTAB’s help getting the word out about broadband and other initiatives.
Thanks to Phillip for online civic engagement training he did this year.
We are trying to get to a point where we have the right people and conversation framing on privacy. The two specific CTTAB asks on his radar are:
1) What high level concepts should be in a City privacy statement (such as Notice and consent, data use, retention)
2) What are the right models in other cities similar to Seattle, such as Austin, Boston, Minneapolis?
TECHNOLOGY MATCHING FUND
Thanks for the work on grants. It was exciting to be in the room with the grantees earlier this year and learn what they will be accomplishing with the funds.
Ask: input on 2015 outreach and program
Those are the specifics. There may be changes as we do the planning for 2015.
Lastly, Sept 22nd 2 pm will be Mayor’s budget speech to Council.
This sets the stage for what we will do next year.
Welcome to the incoming members: Joneil Custodio, Sarah Trowbridge, and starting in January, Carmen Rahm and Jose Vasquez.
They’re not done yet, but thanks to Rob Dolin, Stacy Wedlake, Daniel Hoang and Brian His, who are rolling off at the end of the year. We will continue to work with Councilmember Harrell to fill the open Council positions.
Brian: What do you wish you had known prior to coming in to DOIT?
Michael: The breadth of what is being asked of DoIT, from Comcast Time Warner merger to server migration, it’s been interesting.
Beryl: How will you deal with IT governance across departments.
Mayor has asked him to stand up a Mayor’s IT subcabinet wuth directors from Police, City Light, SPU, Fire, Transportation, FAS, SPD, maybe Holly Miller from Office of Ed, Kate Joncas. We haven’t had these people in a room together to guide the direction of city IT.
The current Technology Board, composed of operations representatives, will be feeding into the subcabinet.
Ben: Heard of endemic IT problems in SPD. Is DoIT involved in this?
Michael: SPD has their own technology group. They have new IT Director, Mike Wagers, and he has great vision for their technology. SPD has also brought in Maggie Goodrich, CTO of LAPD is also advising, eg in EIS system. We will stay in contact to advise, and be good partners around cloud and other systems we can help coordinate with.
Brian: With new governance, how does does budget change?
Michael: He doesn’t have the full answer. As CTO, I’m charged with aligning practices with standards and cost effectiveness. He’s been in touch with the Budget office. Still determining how this proceeds and budget is impacted.
Public attendee: Is Tina’s role now yours? How much confidence do you have that CenturyLink is
Michael: Tina’s role was to move the strategy forward and accomplished quite a bit. M continues to seek advice from her. He, Tony and Sabra are driving and advising the Mayor’s office with the Office of Policy and Innovation.
WA State laws allow municipalities to deliver broadband. There are laws that prevent PUD’s from delivering direct consumer services; but the do provide backbone and they engage service providers to provide consumer services.
Tony Perez: This model is more common in other countries where you have more service providers that can take advantage of this.
Michael: The changes made to the director’s rule are open to any provider. We are very glad that CenuryLink is here and going to provide faster services and will also continue to work with other providers to bring additional competition.
Daniel: Thank you for the specific asks today. This is very helpful.
Public: With the grant to do visual recognition in downtown Seattle, how is this impacted by the privacy effort?
Public: Has the data been destroyed from when the mesh network was on?
Sabra: We believe the mesh network was activiated for a short time and then turned off.
Public: There were articles about about this.
We also hope we don’t see use of StingRays in Seattle that proxies cell traffic through devices that can then collect what they want.
Michael: I can get answer about the data from when it was on.
Ben: We heard earlier that DoIT was the installer of the mesh network, but not in charge of operating it.
Beryl: Thanks for being willing to keep us apprised is reassuring.
TONY PEREZ –Office of Cable Communications (add link)
There is a lot going on. Here’s an update:
The SDOT Director’s Rule revisions on placement of telecom cabinets: They worked for revisions for more rapid deployment of infrastructure. We think it arrived at a good balance between preservation of neighborhood clutter and aesthetics and deployment of broadband.
Thanks to Brian also for helping.
Comcast Cable Refranchising and needs assessment
We conduct an assessment on needs related to the “community needs and interests” related to cable; we’ve taken a broader view with interest in the data too.
We are still negotiating with Century Link.
Cable Code: Working on revisions to the Cable Code, to help incent more investment in broadband while also maintain strong consumer protection. We have the strongest in the country and don’t want to give this up.
Wave Broadband negotiations upcoming: We enter the renewal period with them this October.
We had 9,072 responses to online surevy; over 6000 completed by Seattle residents.Also conducted specific focus groups, including multiple dwelling unit apartment owners.
Key findings: majority are very dissatisfied with Comcast customer service. 90% have considered cancelling in favor of internet delivered video services or over the air. Live sports may be a mojor factor in what keeps cable going.
We found an average 6 min wait for customer services; the industry standard is 30 seconds.
While PEG channels aren’t watched as much, vast majority say these are important to have on cable and online. We want to be sure we have adequate channel capacity and funding to maintain these channels.
Phone survey: Prices are too high and value is low for price.
Majority (62%) contacted customer service and majority had to wait more than 10 minutes for service.
We learned people care a lot more about broadband than cable tv.
We start negotiations on October 9th.
CTTAB – if you haven’t completed the survey, please do so. There was some discussion of reaching CTTAB consensus on those questions. This would be helpful to us.
In the past Council has held public meetings and hearing to comment on the upcoming negotiations. We may want to touch base with Councilmember Harrell about this.
Brian: We did contact them, but didn’t hear anything back. We may want to reach again, given the timeliness.
Request of CTTAB: What priority needs or benefits do you think we should focus on?
We are also working on settling with Comcast on some unpaid fees and taxes.
CenturyLink: City is eliminating the whole city build out requirement – in a competitive environment, we felt this wasn’t necessary, but in negotiating, we do want to make certain that it doesn’t lead to redlining. The Mayor’s office was firm about this, that we need social and economic equity and they need to be in low income areas. so CenturyLink’s proposal does include low-income areas.
Proposed cable code revisions will eliminate franchise restriction on serving other parts of the City. When this goes into effect, Wave and Comcast will be able to go to different areas of the city. Our hope and expectation is that CenturyLink will apply for a cable franchise next year. There is typically some public benefits that the City seeks in negotiations.
Daniel: Is there still a redlining concern?
Tony: Our goal is to bring competition and avoid redlining. Today the argument is to bring competition, but this could still happen.
We expect to bring code revisions the 1st quarter of 2015.
Also expect to have negotiations with Comcast completed around that time. For the contract, likely 10 years, which is what we’ve typically done, but it’s not a requirement. Under federal law Title VI, refranchising is a 3 year process, so we don’t want too short a franchise.
Brian: What is the status of fees for programs like the Tech Matching Fund in this?
Tony: That comes from city revenue from franchise fees.
David: Some public benefits were negotiated and are paid directly to the city, this included the Seattle Channel funds, youth civic engagement money, cable broadband connections for non-profits, some money for equipment for computer labs.
Brian: If people move towards broadband services only, how does this impact cable funding and what sustains the funding the city gets that provides public services?
Tony: We don’t expect people to drop cable overnight, but younger people are watching video more online. Pay TV will still be with us for a while, so we’re confident we will continue to get some revenue from this. We don’t assess the full amount of franchise fees now. 4.4% collected now, could go up to 5%. Our ascertainment shows people really care about broadband. What are some creative ideas we can go to Comcast with that is good for them and for us? Eg Seattle Channel allows them to differentiate from satellite service.
Public: Wave seems to have stronger financial backing now.
Tony: They’re excited to hear that we are eliminating the franchise districts.
Beryl: They’ve had a lot of acquisitions and expanded technology.
Public: How do you prevent Wave or other company from redlining, from going to the wealthier neighborhoods?
Tony: We think there is a benefit to them in all areas and our job is to make sure there is balance. We have reached an agreement with CenturyLink to prevent that.
Tony: CenturyLink can provide their Prism tv product through multiple means (pond fiber or copper), but will need to provide a headend in Seattle. CenturyLink is unique, as a phone company, they have a right as a telecom to build out in the right of way.
Cable is relatively cheap entertainment, so that retains low income customers. Our job it provide the right incentives.
Nancy: Wave is still the one player that doesn’t offer a low income rate for Internet or cable.
Tony: they do offer a cable discount. Call our office.
Nancy: Hopes the City will use its leverage to get low income Internet benefits.
Daniel: We have done some research and are working on a paper on this.
Nancy: My understanding is that Wave doesn’t know how to implement a plan.
Look at the low-income fare that metro is using, with food stamps as the eligibility.
Public: Has there been work on use for dark fiber?
Michael: We do have the leasing program. There have been some inquiries. We don’t have anything to announce, but are in discussion. We are also thinking through what are those public private partnerships we should be looking at, resources that we can bring to the table to incent competitive providers.
Public: will 3rd parties benefit?
Michael: We follow a construct that was created for us by the City Council. Could provide more info at next meeting
Public: Could SPU resell Internet?
Michael: My understanding is that fiber is in our domain.
Public: How about city providing municipal broadband, a retail option?
Michael: Mayor plan is to look at all broadband options. We see the economic benefits. He’ll keep you posted as we look at this.
Beryl: There are some limits on what
Goal is affordable, competitive options everywhere.
Public: As he said on twitter, he’s hoping city will do some service (@yawnbox)
Public: Has there been any discussion of municipal service via wifi or cellular.
Michael: We want o make sure those families who are at a disadvantage can benefit from internet opportunity.
Rob: There was Clear, but he didn’t like the service quality.
LTE is different
Tony: Our study findings are that wireless internet is a complement to fiber. Need fiber distributed to put the wireless system on top of.
Brian: Libraries just got a grant for mi-fi, to provide wireless devices on loan.
Public: Is Utopia model an option?
Tony: There weren’t enough providers to take advantage of their open access.
(Listen to more on the podcast)
Christopher Mitchell from MuniNetworks coming to Seattle – Education Forum: Ben Krokower.
There’s an opportunity for an event here on Wednesday, October 8th.
Sabrina Roach, Brown Paper Tickets Doer: Chris is coming to an event in Mt. Vernon and is making himself available to talk to people here.
One option is a Lunch & Learn downtown so City employees could attend. Another option is an evening event at New Holly or elsewhere. Sabrina is happy to run point and can have Brown Paper Tickets help support this event.
Michael: Holding a forum like this in line with the Mayor’s broadband strategy.
Ben Krokower made a motion: That CTTAB organize and/or support a public broadband education session or sessions with Chris Mitchell, in conjunction with Sabrina Roach and potentially DoIT and City staff.
Motional was seconded and was approved unanimously.
Nourisha: What are the ToDo’s
Broadband and Public Engagement committee will connect with Sabrina.
Phillip – the Public Engagement committee schedules meetings around events like this.
Sabrina will send email to Brian and Daniel. Sabra will help with room coordination.
Committee Reports (x5): Overview of work to year end
Ben: We have 3 more meetings. He wanted to check in about what’s on the agenda through the end of the year. (See attached committee descriptions)
Beryl made a motion: “I move that CTTAB adopt the recommendation of the Privacy Committee to reschedule the Privacy Symposium from Thursday, September 25, 2014 to Thursday, March 26, 2015”.
Rob moved Beryl’s motion. Thank-you for sending the motion out ahead of time.
Beryl: Need to give a date to Justice Yu.
Michael: Recognizes we want the justice. Wondering whether the other speakers are available on that date.
Beryl: Hers is the most difficult to schedule, Others have been notified of the date.
Ben: Why is the symposium built around Justice Yu? What’s the driver for her for a city symposium?
Beryl: She has represented privacy issues in regards to the court and comes from Seattle and understands more of the breadth of vulnerable and community of color populations in Seattle.
Rob: Justice Fairhurst represents technology and other justices have been involved in privacy. He’s good with what the committee wants to do.
Brian: Concern that the date just gets pushed out. He knows Justice Yu’s reputation and thinks she can provide a compelling perspective. Others probably could too, but in the interest of keeping it moving, organizing this initial step is important. Privacy covers a wide range, so this is as good a point as any to start on.
Beryl: Having Justice Yu’s name on this a good draw to participants.
Phillip: This seems reasonable.
Rob: The date doesn’t conflict with Easter or Passover or likely Fat Tuesday.
Sabra: How does this timing coordinate with City timing of privacy development needs? We may not be prepared to answer that now, but we want the timing to complement the City’s timing.
Beryl: This is the earliest date they gave that she is available.
Sabra would encourage some flexibility for logistics needs.
Dana: The committee has done a lot of organizing already and she wants to move the motion.
Michael: There are some topics that we are really looking for advice on. It would be great if the committee really focused on these topics where we need your help. Please keep working with Ginger and Sabra to coordinate.
Beryl: Looking at the models from around the country and other city needs can get incorporated into the forum.
Beryl: Meetings are going to be scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday, 6-7:30 in room 2750 of Seattle Municipal Tower if staff can schedule this.
E-Gov Committee: Rob Dolin
The E-gov now has a regular meeting time set for the 4th Tuesday at 4 pm via phone and Lync conference.
Rob presented a draft workplan. See http://cttab.seattle.gov/2014/09/09/egov-committee-draft-workplan-2014/
Here are the proposed goals:
- Provide input on city (and regulated) services
o From customers / end-users
o Technology experts
- Assist in providing broad cross-platform testing coverage for city eGov services
- Advise city staff on best practices in web, mobile, open data, eGov/eCommerce, etc. from industry
- Assist in planning, execution, and partnering for organizing events
He would like feedback on the draft scope.
He is also requesting feedback and testing on a broadband speed test survey that he’s posted at:
Beryl: Could that be used by anyone?
Rob: Yes it could be. The partial intent is that egov committee could assist with is a broad set of citizen input.
Rob explained the workplan items posted, including hackathons support and work on open data and retention. Other cities to look at models include Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco and cities that are similar in size such as Portland and Austin.
Sabra: Working with Code for Seattle is another example of what we’ve done in the past and an opportunity moving forward.
Beryl: Why just the US for looking at models?
Rob: Great point to add, to include looking at models outside US.
Sabra: You have really great ideas here. She encourages a next step to scale the work to the time the committee members have available to volunteer the next 3 months and to work with her and Bruce Blood as the staff liaison to prioritize and align the workplan with city priorities and work underway on these topics. The goal for doing this is to ensure members have the most impact possible from their limited time available.
Sabra or Bruce will coordinate a call to follow up on this.
Dana: Please put this up on the blog. [See post]
[Note: The meeting ran past 8 pm and by this point a number of attendees had left. The remaining agenda items and reports were presented after 8 pm. These items included the Digital Inclusion Committee Report, Broadband & Cable Committee Report, Public Engagement Committee Report, Privacy Committee Report, and a Summary of Meeting Action Items.]
Digital Inclusion Committee Report– Stacey Wedlake
Some dates are being set for Get Online: Learning project meetings. Vicky has a room at Seattle Municipal Tower or could meet elsewhere and will have a call in number.
Meeting dates have been set for Tuesday 9/30, 10/16 and 10/28, 6-7:30 pm
There are also google docs to comment on. Contact Vicky or Stacey about this.
Broadband & Cable Committee Report – Daniel Hoang
They have been testing out a couple conference systems. For the next meeting and for research papers, they are working on low income broadband programs and are also looking at Comcast wireless network router security. These are opportunities to increase some education on these topics. They are planning to increase some transparency in gov by publishing the SDOT Directors rule info and timeline. Also they will be working on the Chris Mitchell event.
Brian: they may also have something coming up on the franchise, pending what engagement City Council wants.
Daniel: We will also have to do some refining of our workplan.
David: on the broadband committee page, there is now a sign-up for the committee listserv.
Public: Do you have to rsvp to attend?
Daniel: We would love to have people attend. Letting us know is helpful so we can reserve the seats.
Public Engagement Committee Report – Phillip Duggan
Our work will be on the Christopher Mitchell event coming up and longer term on the privacy symposium. He thinks it would be worth consolidating some of the work on conferencing systems that is being tested.
David: Staff now has Lync and can use this to reserve conferencing for CTTAB meetings.
Rob: Can we get individual accounts so committee chairs can set up their own meetings?
Michael: We’re not at that point yet in the Office365 rollout, but it’s a good ask.
Privacy Committee Report – Beryl Fernandes
Symposium is the middle part of our activity. There is a pre-activity for our committee to do some community surveying on what privacy means. We are not committing the city to do something on this. Committee members are signing up. We want to reach low-income, people of color, and other vulnerable communities. Panelists will get this as background. Focus is on residents, workers and small businesses. Post-symposium is hoping that people will coalesce around issues areas to work on and then organize a hackathons 6-8 weeks after the hackathons.
Michael: What would be the nature of the hackathons?
Beryl: People would form their own issue areas.
Michael: He thinks of hackathons as gatherings to write code. Will this be writing code?
Beryl: It could be, but not necessarily. This will attract techies and non-techies. Some of the recommendations could be policy, so there would be policy people there to say here is how you may want to do it. It could be creating something around policies with the School District for instance.
Michael: He encourage you to think about honing the scope as you work with Ginger [Armbruster] and Sabra [Schneider]. School districts are outside the scope of what this group can effect. In terms of what the City can really benefit from and what we’re asking for at this time, what are the high level concepts that go into a privacy statement, as well as an understanding of what the best practices are and what other comparable cities to Seattle are doing. To the extent that those are the types of issues that the committee focuses on, that’s what the City will be able to most benefit from.
Beryl: We will keep that in mind, but we’re also keeping in mind and focused on the people out there and what they tell us is important to them, so that’s really critical. Yes, what staff says is important and what the City says is important; what the people are saying is important. They may well say what the people in Korea or Netherlands are saying is important, or they may not .
Phillip: If we make sure they’re aware that the City is taking input and the decision point is here, generally people are very interested in weighing in on those decision points.
Brian: I think the focus has been on vulnerable populations, trying to narrow the scope of the symposium so it’s manageable, not everything under the sun. That was before we heard your perspective on areas of focus, so that can certainly get revisited and taken into account and incorporated.
Beryl: Yes, definitely. Keep in mind this is the first day we’ve heard that and we’ve been working for a while.
Beryl: those are great ideas.
Christopher Sheats (?) will be sharing what other cities do with Privacy Impact Assessments.
Michael: This is the type of thing we would like to see.
Christopher: Someone in our group did this for a city in Canada.
Summary of Meeting Action Items – Nourisha Wells
Seattle Girls’ Hackathon
– Create a list of people, groups, and resources to help Liz and Morgan in their planning of the week-long event taking place in April
– Help promote the Hackathon via our web and social channels
Hack the CD Startup Weekend
– Help promote the September 26-28th event
– Connect Hack the CD to potential sponsors
– Help recruit students and intellectual capital to participate in the event
CTO Asks from Michael Mattmiller
– Advise on broadband education for the public around options available and opportunities to give feedback
– Support promotion of plans to engage the public through civic engagement training
– Advise on the city’s privacy statement
– Help with analysis of comparable city models
– Promote community participation in survey
– Solicit suggestions/feedback from the public for the upcoming cable negotiations
Public Broadband Forum
– Co-sponsor October 8th event through joint efforts from the public engagement and broadband committees
– Track lessons learned so far in the implementation of Lync
David: Note for Committees: Please put any information you can up on the blogs.