Officials in Jefferson City are starting work on the capital city's budget, which includes consideration of whether to eliminate funding for a public access channel.
The city council reviewed revenue projections and left them unchanged. Council members also began discussion of a proposal to eliminate funding for JCTV. The channel receives $110,000 currently.
Jefferson City Mayor Eric Struemph says it is not an essential city service. No action was taken on the proposal.
Lincoln University in Jefferson City also is involved with JCTV. Jefferson City's attorney says the contract with the school requires a 90-day notice. That means within the next month, the budget would need to be set and a resolution approved to terminate to avoid any costs in next year's budget.