Cable fight heats up as RMA board shows it's split on the issue

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The community's Freedom of Choice Committee is stepping up its fight to make participation in the Rancho Murieta Association's cable system voluntary. At the same time, a straw vote of the RMA board showed it's split on the issue. Read more » about Cable fight heats up as RMA board shows it's split on the issue

Launch cable system March 17 with 60-day free trial, committee suggests

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After numerous delays, the Rancho Murieta Association expects to launch new digital and high-definition TV programming over its revamped cable system March 17, the Communications Committee said Wednesday.  At the same time, the committee will begin work on "Plan B" -- an alternative to the new system. Read more » about Launch cable system March 17 with 60-day free trial, committee suggests

Cable will be disrupted overnight in lower North area

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Rancho Murieta Association cable crews will be working overnight in the Lago, Carreta and Brisa areas, starting at about 2 a.m. and wrapping up by 7 a.m. Friday, according to General Manager David Stiffler. Read more » about Cable will be disrupted overnight in lower North area

RMA work today on cable system could cause disruptions

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The Rancho Murieta Association says it's working on the cable system today -- making adjustments and balancing the system -- which could cause brief service disruptions in the North and South.  The work should be complete by 5 p.m., according to General Manager David Stiffler. Read more » about RMA work today on cable system could cause disruptions

Cable system and youth drug problem are topics at RMA meeting

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[Full story published Feb. 20] The cable system and drug use by juveniles were the topics that drew the most comment at the 2½-hour Rancho Murieta Association board meeting Tuesday night. Read more » about Cable system and youth drug problem are topics at RMA meeting

Community vote says RMA cable should be optional

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John Weatherford and George Roper, proponents of a proposal to make basic cable TV service optional, observed as a committee led by Richard Silvis, left, counted votes on the issue Tuesday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The committee -- Richard and Mary Silvis, Bob Pritchard, Bob Andrews and Dick Stevens -- began counting the 1,030 votes at 9 a.m. and finished at noon. The RMA released the results of the advisory vote in the early evening. The RMA reported the vote was 806 yes (RMA cable should be optional) and 224 no. That's 78 percent favoring optional participation. Read more » about Community vote says RMA cable should be optional

As voting is closed, RMA completes cable improvements

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Against a backdrop of controversy and criticism, efforts to improve the Rancho Murieta Association cable system have moved forward and are nearing completion. Read more » about As voting is closed, RMA completes cable improvements

RMA survey on cable operation is in the mail

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Check your mailbox: The Rancho Murieta Association has sent members a mailing for an advisory vote on making basic cable TV service voluntary.  It also includes reasons why the costs have to remain part of members' monthly dues.

The mailing is the result of a petition drive conducted last fall by critics of the RMA cable operation. The petition requested the board "to take whatever measures necessary" to make basic cable TV service voluntary, and it called for an advisory vote of the membership on the issue. Read more » about RMA survey on cable operation is in the mail

Moratorium on new exclusive uses is extended by RMA

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The moratorium on granting new exclusive uses will extend into the new year, the Rancho Murieta Association board of directors decided at this month's board meeting.  The board also discussed the status of the cable system and how to punish young vandals. Read more » about Moratorium on new exclusive uses is extended by RMA

RMA struggles with conflicting advice on exclusive use of common area land

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Most of the crowd of about two dozen who came to the Rancho Murieta Association monthly meeting last week were drawn by the issue of exclusive use of common area land. Read more » about RMA struggles with conflicting advice on exclusive use of common area land

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