We need to start a new thread and label Jack Cooper's Cable to give the attention it deserves. The "grass isn't always cheaper" is not a good lead in.
The only comment I heard about the vote on the survey was when the RMA President, Jack Cooper seemed to refuse to understand that majority rule is a major principle in a democracy! Rather, he only seemd to care about the minority vote and somehow in is ill fated logic believes this in the principle point they need to focus on.
The RMA BOD refuses to address this issue. They all believe, excluding Dick Cox, that "if they build it we will come". what they fail to realize is that even if they contracted to have a completely new network installed, the RMA would still drive it into the ground through poor maintenance. Additionally they would provide even less maintenance when it comes to services outside the RMA Boundaries or to non-members as they have in the past. The Country Club doesn't use RMA's service and the Villages stop using the service when RMA failed to respond to their Letter.
The RMA is in violation of our governing documents for failing to disclosed the contents of the letter from the Villages to the RMA's members! They can't keep this letter a secret. It is over a year old, the Villages stopped pressing the issue with RMA, and now have their own Cable Service. We should demand to have RMA produce this letter and post it on this website. This goes to the crux of the matter, they are incompetent in managing these services.
RMCSD is supposed to be providing oversight management as the Franchise Authority. the Sacramento Metropolitan Cable Commission turned over the oversight autority with the same rights provided to them by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors back in the early 1990's. The RMCSD has the authority to force the RMA to comply with FCC regulations, answer the question of mandatory subscription by the RMA membership, and ensure that RMA is managing the funds properly and fairly.
So maybe we have been knocking on the wrong door and need to present these concerns to the RMCSD?
Sorry Michael, I started a new thread just as you did. Maybe Karen can combine the two. Is it just me, but the time seems to be one hour off.
Mr Gaylor makes some good points about the relative cost of the RMA cable TV product. The other thread seemed to be getting a bit long, so I thought I would start another so we can all have a chance to comment on this very important issue.
My family subscribes to RMA cable and broadband and premium channels. We live in the south and have usually received acceptable quality signals. We are not TV wonks, so HD, special stuff and more premiums are not important to us. We now pay, what we think is, a fair price for the product we receive. I also understand that we are supported by the residents who pay for, but do not use the RMA cable. We recognize that the nature of a homeowners association makes uneven contribution from members the rule rather than the exception. But...
There are two things that I want to make very clear to the RMA directors. 1) YOU are making a bad situation worse by not giving us some straight talk now. We need to know exactly where you are going and how fast. Wilbur points out the the second guessing, conjecture and rumor is very destructive. Tell us the truth so we can all get on the same page.
2) I am not interested in any other services that will cost extra. As I said earlier, our TV needs are pretty simple. You already get more from us than the average resident. DO NOT expect to sell us any new services. I know I don't speak for others, but those who already have a dish on their roof are probably satisfied with what they have. Unless you can offer a less expensive service, you won't get many takers from that group.
I hope you have found someone with professional experience to think these possibilities through. Do you have plans on paper, in front of each of you? If you haven't, we are all in even more trouble than I thought.