Can you believe it’s the end of June, 2014 already. Tuesday will be July 1 and that’s when Michael J. McGlynn says he’s going to “read” the Cable TV Panel report.
Mayor McGlynn also suffered a spectacular defeat at the hands of the Medford City Council on June 24, 2014, which means he is not a happy camper
Medford City Council cuts $600,000 from fiscal 2015 budget
Here’s the timeline on TV3 May 21, 2013 to July 1, 2014:
May 21, 2013 – Editor of this publication forces City Council to go back on the TV3 issue; TV3 station manager lies about amount of board members, claims to have “ten.”
May 28, 2013: Francis R. PIlleri, Jr., disgraced president of Medford Community Cablevision, Inc. lies to the council when asked about board members, which he knows like the back of his hand, and says “I wanna say six.”
In the coming weeks TV3 self-appointed clerk Harvey Alberg fakes that his hearing aid is off when a councilor asked him how many board members there are; one of the councilors saying to me after a meeting “Why even bother, he (station manager) is lying through his teeth.” In August the police had to remove Francis R. Pilleri Jr. for disorderly conduct.
On or about September 4, 2013 the webmaster and former board member of TV3 was arrested for a false bomb threat. It is understood that the office of the District Attorney wants to move the case forward as of June 28, 2014.
September 30, 2013, the board of directors of MCC TV3, not even honest about how many of them there are, votes to shut down what Councilor Adam Knight has called a “fiasco.”
On or about October 1, 2014 Pilleri writes to the City Solicitor to say that the station will dissolve “quickly.” Pilleri lied again. Information from the office of the Attorney General noted that as of April 30, 2014, the end of MCC’s fiscal year, the station had not filed its financial disclosures and had not dissolved.
The public has a right to this information, but Frank Pilleri has been dishonest with the public just about the entire time that he operated Medford Community Cablevision, Inc.
June 6, 2014 the Mayor very quietly publishes the cable TV committee report on the city website and very quietly says he will “review all of the recommendations” after the City’s budget process for FY15, which was completed this past week, June 24, 2014. So the Mayor keeps inching towards the April, 2015 date when the Comcast contract is to expire and there is no public access tv for citizens to discuss the Charter Review. What a coincidence. it is NOT a coincidence, this Mayor is cheating the citizens in a warped attempt to maintain power and control over the city.
Here are his exact comments of Mayor McGlynn:
. “After the completion of the City’s budget process for FY15, I will review all of the recommendations, including those involving the financial, operational, educational and code of conduct aspects listed in the report.”
Mayor Michael J. McGlynn today released the report of Medford’s Community Access Channel. The report outlines the recommendation for the future operation of public access in Medford.
“I am extremely grateful to the committee, Allison Goldsberry, Fred Laskey and Father George “Chip” Hines, for all of their efforts and hard work over the past three and a half months. This report is concise and direct,” said Mayor McGlynn. “After the completion of the City’s budget process for FY15, I will review all of the recommendations, including those involving the financial, operational, educational and code of conduct aspects listed in the report.”
Community Access TV Committee
Community Access TV Committee Report