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Thirty Days: May 3, 2007 <br />ORDINANCE NO. 2486 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO GRANTING A NON- <br />EXCLUSIVE CABLE FRANCHISE TO VERIZON NORTHWEST, INC. <br />WHEREAS, in 1980 the Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (hereinafter <br />"MACC") was formed by Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement, amended in 2002 and now <br />an Intergovernmental Agreement (hereinafter IGA) to enable its member jurisdictions to work <br />cooperatively and jointly on communications issues, in particular the joint franchising of cable <br />services and the common administration and regulation of such franchises, and the City of Lake <br />Oswego is a member of MACC; and <br />WHEREAS, the IGA authorizes MACC and its member jurisdictions to grant one or more <br />nonexclusive franchises for the construction, operation and maintenance of a cable service <br />system within the combined boundaries of the member jurisdictions; and <br />WHEREAS, the IGA requires that each member jurisdiction to be served by the proposed <br />franchisee must formally approve any cable service franchise; and <br />WHEREAS, Verizon Northwest, Inc. has formally requested a franchise with MACC and <br />several of its member jurisdictions, and MACC has reviewed the franchisee's qualifications in <br />accordance with federal law; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of MACC, by Resolution 2007-01 adopted on the 8th <br />day of February, 2007, recommended that affected member jurisdictions grant a franchise to <br />Verizon Northwest, Inc. in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "A"; and <br />WHEREAS, the Council finds that approval of the recommended franchise is in the best interest <br />of the City and its citizens, in order to provide opportunities for effective competition in the <br />provision of these services consistent with the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996; <br />THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: <br />Section 1. There is hereby granted to Verizon Northwest, Inc. a non-exclusive franchise <br />on the terms and conditions contained in Exhibit "A". This nonexclusive grant authorizes the <br />provision of cable services within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City as said boundaries <br />presently exist or may be amended, commencing upon Verizon's fulfillment of the franchise <br />acceptance provisions contained in the franchise and upon the formal determination by the <br />MACC Administrator that all affected jurisdictions have approved the franchise, and ending <br />fifteen years thereafter. <br />Section 2. The grant of franchise at Section 1 is conditioned upon each of the following <br />events: <br />(a) The affirmative vote of the governing body of each MACC member jurisdiction to be <br />served under the franchise; <br />Page 1 of 2 — Ordinance No. 2486 <br />