The Board of Information Technology Commissioners (BITC), the Municipal Access Policy Board (MAPB), and the Cityís Information Technology Agency (ITA) are scheduled to hold a community meeting Thursday, April 19th, to discuss the future of public, educational, and governmental access (PEG Access) in the City of Los Angeles.

The community meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Venice Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice.

Through this meeting, the three groups will be attempting to ascertain the use and value of public access, as well as the success of Channel 35 and Channel 36 in providing governmental, educational and community programming.

Under new changes imposed by the State legislature and the governor, pursuant to Assembly Bill 2987 (AB 2987), the city will take control of the public access operations and services offered in Los Angeles beginning January 1st, 2009, city officials said.

As part of those changes, the city will receive financial support equal to the cable/video service providersí one-percent gross revenue derived from its cable/video service revenues, officials said.

Information, (213) 922-8370, or, ita.videoservicesregulatory