Hello CAT members and supporters of community media in Columbia!
This is the SECOND year the City Manager has zeroed out funding for CAT in the City budget. Yes, the City will continue to fund the government voice (The City Channel) and yes, cable franchise funding is still coming into the city general fund.
CAT IS COLUMBIA'S PUBLIC VOICE. If you believe the City should support the PUBLIC VOICE in addition to its own government voice, tell your city representatives!
What YOU can do to help
Add Us to Your Calendar - Show your support IN PERSON at City Council meetings:
- Monday, August 18, 7 p.m. - Meet at CAT's downtown space at 6:30pm to walk over, listen in and speak up.
- Tuesday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m. - Meet at CAT's downtown space at 6:30pm to walk over, listen in and speak up.
- Monday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. - Meet at CAT's downtown space at 6:30pm to walk over, listen in and speak up.
Share Your Stories - Contact your mayor and city councilperson
Contact your mayor and city councilperson to tell them how important Columbia Access Television is to the community. Please consider copying CAT on your correspondence so we may collect them to show to City Council at a later date (email email@example.com, mailing address: CAT, 23 N. Tenth St., Columbia, MO 65201.)
You may contact your ward representative in the following ways:
Mayor Bob McDavid