Simi Valley's ongoing battle with Comcast over cable television rates may come to an end tonight as the City Council holds a public hearing on a contract proposal with the cable giant.
City Manager Mike Sedell on Friday refused to comment on details of the proposed deal with Comcast. But Sedell said negotiations were continuing over the weekend, adding that "we're not that far apart."
Some of the unresolved issues include the lineup of channels, the classification of certain channels as basic or nonbasic and contract language, Sedell said.
Since a 1993 federal law gave cities the power to regulate basic cable TV rates, Simi Valley has been pushing Comcast to roll back rates for the city's 28,000 or so subscribers.