The ad hoc Committee on Ashland Fiber Network Governance Structure is charged with examining alternatives to the current AFN governance structure (a City department, budgeted as an enterprise fund) and recommending an alternative to the City Council if such an alternative is deemed preferable. In examining various alternatives, the Committee shall consider:
The fiscal viability of the AFN enterprise, including its ability to make debt service payments;
AFN’s ability to react quickly to changing market conditions, including the need to make rate and service decisions outside of the City’s normal rate-setting process; and
Impacts on other aspects of City operations that may be intertwined with AFN.
The Committee may also recommend maintaining the existing governance structure, with or without modification.
The Committee shall, in the course of its work provide ample opportunity for public input and present its recommendation(s) to the City Council no later than November 3, 2015.