Chapter 5
CABLE TELEVISION LICENSES1

Article I. Administrative

5-1.    Title. +1

5-2.    Purpose. +1

Article II. Definitions

5-3.    Definitions. +1

Article III. License Duration, Renewal and Transfer

5-4.    License. +1

5-5.    Use of streets and public ways. +1

5-6.    Term. +1

5-7.    License nonexclusive. +1

5-8.    License nontransferable. +1

5-9—5-11. Reserved.

5-12.    Expiration. +1

5-13.    Renewal or extension. +1

5-14.    Purchase of cable system. +1

5-15.    Continuity of service mandatory. +1

5-16.    Reserved.

5-17.    Right of inspection of construction. +1

5-18.    Right of intervention. +1

5-19.    Indemnification. +1

5-20.    License fees. +1

5-21.    Abandonment; right to require removal of property. +1

5-22.    Costs of publication of license. +1

5-23.    Reserved.

Article IV. System Operation and Maintenance

5-24.    Inspection of records. +1

5-25.    Communications with regulatory agencies. +1

5-26.    Reports. +1

5-27.    Customer service standards. +1

5-27.1.    Construction notification. +1

5-28.    Safety. +1

5-29.    Liability insurance. +1

5-30.    Performance bond. +1

5-31.    Security fund. +1

Article V. Design and Construction Provisions

5-32.    Standards for construction. +1

5-33.    License area. +1

5-34.    Facilities. +1

5-35.    Interconnection. +1

5-36.    System construction schedule. +1

5-37.    Provision of service. +1

5-38.    Undergrounding of cable. +1

5-39.    Special additional underground service permit. +1

5-40.    Construction standards and codes. +1

5-41.    Preconstruction tests. +1

5-42.    Technical and performance standards. +1

5-43.    Use of cable system during an emergency. +1

5-44.    Damage to cable system during an emergency. +1

5-45.    Restoration of streets. +1

5-46.    Use of streets and public ways. +1

5-47.    Trimming of trees. +1

5-48.    Vacated street. +1

5-49.    Temporary removal of cable to move large objects. +1

Article VI. System Services

5-50.    Local origination channel. +1

5-51.    Government access channel. +1

5-52.    Educational access channel. +1

5-53—5-59. Reserved.

Article VII. License Administration and Enforcement

5-60.    Intent. +1

5-61.    Revocation of license. +1

5-62.    Remedies for delay in construction and liquidated damages. +1

5-63.    City Manager’s responsibility. +1

5-64.    License administration and enforcement. +1

5-64.1.    License fee amount protests—Administrative hearing. +1

5-65.    Hearing by City Council. +1

5-66.    Changes in technology. +1

5-67—5-69. Reserved.

Article VIII. Rights of Individuals Protected

5-70.    Discriminatory practices prohibited. +1

5-71.    Permission of property owner required. +1

5-72—5-77. Reserved.

Article IX. Violations

5-78.    Theft of service. +1

5-79.    Tampering with system. +1

5-80.    Existing systems. +1

5-81.    Reserved.

Article X. Interpretation of Ordinance

5-82.    Compliance with laws. +1

5-83.    Captions. +1

5-84.    No recourse against the City. +1

5-85.    Nonenforcement by the City. +1

5-86.    Rights reserved to the City. +1

5-87, 5-88. Reserved.

Article XI. The License

5-89.    The license—Issuance and acceptances. +1

Article XII. Application Process

5-90.    Purpose of this article. +1

5-91.    Application for initial license. +1

5-92.    Application fees for initial license. +1

5-93.    Selection of licensee under an initial license. +1

5-94.    Consideration of applicants. +1

5-95.    Award of license based on public record. +1

5-96—5-99. Reserved.


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Editor’s note—Ord. No. G-6034, § 1, adopted May 27, 2015, effective June 26, 2015, repealed Ch. 5 in its entirety and added a new Ch. 5 to read as herein set out. Former Ch. 5 pertained to similar subject matter and derived from Ord. No. G-1630, § 1, Ord. No. G-1955, § 1, Ord. No. G-2075, § 1, Ord. No. G-2103, § 1, Ord. No. G-2022, § 1, Ord. No. G-2210, § 1, Ord. No. G-2632, § 1, Ord. No. G-2994, § 1, Ord. No. G-3313, § 1, Ord. No. G-3619, § 1, Ord. No. G-3779, § 1, Ord. No. G-4775, §§ 1A—3, and Ord. No. G-5444, § 3.

Charter reference—Franchises and public utilities, ch. XX.

Cross references—Telecommunication service providers, ch. 5B; businesses, ch. 10; franchises, ch. 16; streets and sidewalks, ch. 31.

State law reference—Cable television systems, A.R.S. § 9-505 et seq.