Established in 1995, Cable Communications Division has two primary objectives:
- Serve the public interest promoting Clackamas County as a community, making government more accessible and understandable by offering information about county services, programs, activities, community life, history of the region and coverage of public meetings; and
- Monitor customer service standards for cable television operations in the unincorporated area of the County. To the extent allowed by the federal law, these customer services include resolution of complaints between subscribers and cable operators; review of certain cable rate changes; and approval of franchise renewals and transfers whenever a cable company serving the unincorporated areas of the County meets acceptable standards. (Individual cities within the county regulate customer service for the cable companies operating within their boundaries.)
The Clackamas County Government Channel (CCGC) is filled with documentaries, meetings, workshops, public service announcements, and original, County-produced programming. The CCGC is carried by most cable systems in the County. It has produced over 1,800 programs and won numerous national and international television production awards. CCGC went on the air in 1996, available to approximately 20,000 subscribers only four hours per day. Today, through the use of County facilities and franchise negotiations, the CCGC operates 24/7, available to 99% (approximately 32,000) of the cable subscribers in unincorporated Clackamas County. Cable subscribers in 16 incorporated cities receive the CCGC. The weekly Board of County Commissioners meeting is carried to over 200,000 homes in Clackamas County and the surrounding metropolitan area.
By contractual arrangement with Willamette Falls Media Center, citizens from the unincorporated area of Clackamas County have the opportunity to produce their own programs for air on local public access television. Willamette Falls Media Center is located at 1101 Jackson Street, Oregon City.
Debbie McCoy, Manager
2051 Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045