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Legislation Passed November 24, 2009

The Tacoma City Council, at its regular City Council meeting of November 24, 2009, adopted the following resolution and/or ordinance. The summary of the contents of said resolution and/or ordinance is shown below.

Req. #12389

ORDINANCE NO. 27846

AN ORDINANCE granting a ten-year agreement to City of Tacoma, Department of Public Utilities, Light Division, d.b.a. Click! Network (“Click!”), allowing Click! to provide cable television services in the City of Tacoma.

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution Nos. 34118 and 34286, the City previously entered into an agreement with the Department of Public Utilities, Light Division, d.b.a. Click! Network (“Click!”), and Click! has requested renewal of its authorization to provide cable services in the City, and

WHEREAS the agreement includes provisions which preserve and promote the full scope of the City’s municipal police powers to the extent not prohibited by state law, and

WHEREAS these provisions include the City’s authority to promote the public interest and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens with respect to the delivery of cable services in the City, and

WHEREAS City staff has identified the future cable-related needs and interests of the City and the community and has considered the financial, technical, and legal qualifications of Click!, and

WHEREAS the City and Click! have engaged in renewal negotiations and have reached mutually acceptable terms for renewal subject to public input and approval from the City Council, and

WHEREAS City staff has found Click! to be financially, technically, and legally qualified to operate the cable system, and

WHEREAS City staff has determined that the granting of a nonexclusive agreement to Click! to provide cable services in the City is consistent with the public interest, and

WHEREAS City staff and Click! have reached an agreement on the terms and conditions of the proposed cable agreement; Now, Therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF TACOMA:

The City Council hereby approves the ten-year agreement with the City of Tacoma, Department of Public Utilities, Light Division, d.b.a. Click! Network (“Click!”), in substantially the form attached to this ordinance as Exhibit “A”. The appropriate officers of the City are hereby authorized and directed to execute the agreement, as shall be approved by the City Manager or the City Manager’s designee, and approved as to form by the City Attorney and other counsel, if appropriate. When fully executed, copies of the agreement shall be filed with the City Clerk.


For a complete copy of ORDINANCE NO. 27846 click here.