Insight Franchise Agreement Under Review in County Attorney’s Office

by Gabe Bullard on March 3, 2011

The Louisville Metro Council’s Public Works Committee met again Thursday without discussing one piece of legislation that’s been pending before the panel for weeks—Insight Communications’ contract with the city. But the council can’t consider the contract yet, and has no timeline to do so.

The committee approved the contract—called a franchise agreement—last year when it was up for renewal. But, when council members raised questions about whether the document should require Insight to be more open about its finances and operations, the contract was sent back to committee and its sponsors withdrew.

It’s now in the County Attorney’s office, where the city will negotiate the terms with Insight. Some council members have previously said they want more transparency requirements in the document when it comes back up for review. There’s no set date for when that must occur, and the council is expected to hold another public hearing on the contract once it’s renegotiated.

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