Would You Miss CAR 25?
Racine aldermen want to kill off the city's cable channel, saying it's too expensive to continue providing the service. What do you think?
Racine's public access cable channel may disappear, if the city goes along with an alderman's proposal.
Alderman Greg Helding wants to see the money the city spends on CAR25 put into the contingency fund, according to The Journal Times, and used to potentially keep future cuts in services from happening.
From the JT article:
“This (money) represents at least one if not two positions,” Helding said, adding that aldermen are “kidding themselves” if they think they are going to get out from behind the cost of the union lawsuit loss or looming cuts from the state.
There's been controversy over the channel since Racine Mayor John Dickert first proposed hiring an outside consultant to run the channel (for $40,000 back in 2010, according to the JT article from the time). Most recently, the city set a request for proposals for an outside contractor to run CAR25, the JT reported, and one bidder said it "could run the station for $119,500 plus $47,500 in first-year expenses."