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I'm at a town hall meeting for Carver Christian Institute in Jacksonville in response to a report we aired m.kltv.com/kltv/db_330566… #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:02 Julia Jenaé
There are about 20 ppl here. The public relations director is speaking saying the president is using his pension for this vision. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:02 Julia Jenaé
Two other residents have spoken in support of the school saying they believe in the business and its future. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:02 Julia Jenaé
The public relations director says when reports came out they realized they'd just need to press on & continue to be transparent. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:02 Julia Jenaé
She says she's making a commitment from this point onto be upfront w/ everyone on everything. "We're here b/c we are educators." #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:02 Julia Jenaé
Question from a local pastor: do I understand that you are wanting to start three schools simultaneously? #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:03 Julia Jenaé
President Hollins says they are working on building relationships with sites in Houston, Marshall, Louisiana and other locations. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:03 Julia Jenaé
Local pastor also asks: where will your student base come from? Hollins says word of mouth, pastors, and marketing. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:03 Julia Jenaé
Dr. Hollins says "we will wait to get clearance from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board before we begin any classes." #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:03 Julia Jenaé
Resident stands up: Dr. Hollins, I don't understand how accreditation works. As a student, will my hours count? #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:03 Julia Jenaé
Dr. Hollins explains that accreditation will be retroactive & would cover students,as long as they obtain it before they graduate. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:05 JuliaJenae7
Someone asked about the GoFundMe page and where that money goes. Dr. Hollins said they've decided to remove the GFM pg. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:07 JuliaJenae7
Dr. Hollins is explaining when degrees will be offered at CCI. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/PE9yGduIcC
Monday August 22, 2016 5:09 JuliaJenae7
CCI president - "We feel very confident that we will have no problem getting accreditation." #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:10 JuliaJenae7
So far they have 10 hourly staff members, says a CCI employee. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:14 JuliaJenae7
A CCI employee is talking about how encouraging it has been to see a school on the Lon Morris campus. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:14 JuliaJenae7
He says he's been disappointed in the reports accusing the school of being a scam. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:16 JuliaJenae7
The CCI employee says if the venture was a scam, he wouldn't expect to have gotten a paycheck and he did. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:17 JuliaJenae7
CCI employee says he thinks there was a misunderstanding about the Jacksonville school's connection to Atlanta #7onscene.
Monday August 22, 2016 5:22 JuliaJenae7
Employee says the ATL registrars office KLTV contacted wouldn't have known about the discussions between the presidents. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:31 JuliaJenae7
The meeting has ended, w/ CCI reps pledging to keep the community informed once they have get the clearances to be a TX school. #7onscene
Monday August 22, 2016 5:34 JuliaJenae7
Tyler's city council meeting has started. On the agenda today, a city law change that could welcome @Uber. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/fSdccF0xW6
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:03 JuliaJenae7
It's a popular meeting today...fully packed house! @CityofTyler #7onscene pic.twitter.com/im0pjzrUKr
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:07 JuliaJenae7
ICYMI: Here's our story that breaks down what's expected from today's taxi regulation vote. kltv.com/story/32765123… @Uber #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:11 JuliaJenae7
The protested drug clinic opening in North Tyler last year is up for an extended zoning permit. raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/28201366… #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:15 JuliaJenae7
Clinic Cenikor was protested for concerns that it would bring crime and a negative environment for the West Gentry Pkwy area. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:16 JuliaJenae7
City officials say they've had no increase in police calls or incidents due to the clinic. District councilman Ed Moore agreed. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:17 JuliaJenae7
City council members approved extending Cenikor's temporary use permit to a more permanent one. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:18 JuliaJenae7
The taxi ordinance agenda item is up now. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:23 JuliaJenae7
Tyler's traffic engineer says 14 cities in Texas have transportation ordinances similar to the one proposed to the council. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:29 JuliaJenae7
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:31 JuliaJenae7
Women who presented the petition to city council months ago supporting @Uber are speaking. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:33 JuliaJenae7
Supporters of @Uber in @CityofTyler are asked to stand. About 15 people rise. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:35 JuliaJenae7
Resident: we need to give people an option not to drink and drive and make our streets safer. @Uber @CityofTyler #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:37 JuliaJenae7
Man who owns limo service says he is opposed to @Uber because they don't have to carry $1M liability insurance like he has to. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:41 JuliaJenae7
He says compliance is important, and he'll do whatever the city wants him to do to comply. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:43 JuliaJenae7
Another man, supports @Uber says the Tyler taxi is great but the city has grown so much,there's not enough drivers to meet needs. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:45 JuliaJenae7
Resident: It will give ppl the opportunity to earn.He gives example of a mom who drove 2 wks to pay for a child's swim lessons. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:47 JuliaJenae7
Another resident (over 6 have spoken) says she supports @Uber because she loves the interesting stories from Uber drivers. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:49 JuliaJenae7
We're up to over 7 supporters from public, 1 opposed. Current speaker says it's about free enterprise. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/ds7FsJ8tzZ
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:55 JuliaJenae7
Owner of Tyler's taxi company is addressing council now. He says he marked his comment card For and Against the agenda item. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:56 JuliaJenae7
Taxi owner: I'm against the ordinance change because it's changed twice before & the people adversely affected aren't represented. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 9:58 JuliaJenae7
Taxi co. owner Jamal Moharer says he questions a company (like Uber) that refuses to accept cash as a method of payment. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:00 JuliaJenae7
Taxi owner says "We have an app!" and if you use us, 20% of your money doesn't go to San Francisco. It stays here. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:01 JuliaJenae7
Mayor asks Moharer how he does his driver background checks. Moharer says he thought the Tyler PD had been doing it. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:04 JuliaJenae7
Tyler police chief Toller comes forward and says they haven't done background checks on taxi drivers for 10 years. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:05 JuliaJenae7
Moharer's Taxi Co. has operated since 1988. Apparently, no one has been checking the background of Tyler taxi drivers since '06. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 JuliaJenae7
Councilman Bowdree is perturbed. "So ppl have been paying for a background check but it hasn't happened?" #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:08 JuliaJenae7
The traffic department rep says the $25 taxi permit application fee isn't enough to pay for a third party background check. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:09 JuliaJenae7
Mayor Heines asked if there have been any "incidents" with Tyler's taxi drivers. Chief Toler says no. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:11 JuliaJenae7
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