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Record No: CB 119030    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119030
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 9/12/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125403
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to cable television; authorizing the Mayor or the Mayor's designee to enter into a renewed Cable Television Franchise Agreement and an agreement regarding additional public benefits with WaveDivision I, LLC; and authorizing the Chief Technology Officer to enter into other agreements for the purpose of implementing or administering the renewed franchise.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Attachments: 1. Att A – Cable Television Franchise Agreement, 2. Att B - Letter of Agreement
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Presentation, 3. Memorandum, 4. Wave Benefits Presentation (added; 9/7/17), 5. Signed Ordinance 125403, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to cable television; authorizing the Mayor or the Mayor's designee to enter into a renewed Cable Television Franchise Agreement and an agreement regarding additional public benefits with WaveDivision I, LLC; and authorizing the Chief Technology Officer to enter into other agreements for the purpose of implementing or administering the renewed franchise.
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WHEREAS, WaveDivision I, LLC, a Delaware Corporation, (Wave) operates a cable system in Seattle under a franchise with The City of Seattle (City) authorized under Ordinances 122179 and 123741; and
WHEREAS, Wave's existing cable franchise agreement expires on November 11, 2017; and
WHEREAS, the renewal of cable television franchises is governed by 47 U.S.C. Section 521 et. seq., the federal Cable Act; and
WHEREAS, the City has been engaged in the informal process for cable franchise renewal with Wave as authorized by 47 U.S.C. Section 546(h); and
WHEREAS, the City has conducted a needs assessment to determine the current and future needs and interests of the community regarding Wave's cable system; and
WHEREAS, the City and Wave have negotiated in good faith to meet the identified needs and interests of the community; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article IV, Section 10 of the City Charter, at least 30 days has passed since introduction of this legislation; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article IV, Section 10 of the City Charter, this ordinance has been published in the official newspaper of the City for ten consecutive press days; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The Mayor, or the Mayor's designee, is authorized to enter into a renewed cable television franchise agreement with WaveDivision I, LLC, a Delaware Corporation, (Wave) in substantially the form attached to this ordinance as Attachment A ("Cable Television Franchise Agreement"), so long as the Cable Tele...

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