The battle to place Macon's public access channels back on Cox Communications took another turn Monday at City Hall.
City Council's Ordinance and Resolutions Committee approved a resolution asking local legislators to revisit the state franchise law, to make sure Cox is following the regulation correctly.
Councilman Tom Ellington says even though Cox pays state franchise fees, they should still be obligated to host public access, educational, and government channels.
"I don't think that we're ever going to go back to the days of a local franchise. That's just not realistic, but I don't think the way this is being interpreted is what the general assembly intended back when they passed this law. And I think that some clarification of the law would be beneficial," said Ellington.
The city's government channel used to be on Cox Cable Channel 14, but was taken off in July of this year.