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Effective October 15, 2015 <br /> ORDINANCE NO. 2686 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE CABLE <br /> FRANCHISE TO QWEST BROADBAND SERVICES, INC. D/B/A CENTURYLINK <br /> WHEREAS, in 1980 the Metropolitan Area Communications Commission (hereinafter "MACC") <br /> was formed by Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement, amended in 2002 and now an <br /> 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 (hereinafter "City") is a member of MACC; <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; <br /> WHEREAS, the IGA requires that each member jurisdiction to be served by the proposed <br /> franchisee must approve any cable service franchise; <br /> WHEREAS, Qwest Broadband Services, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink ("CenturyLink") has formally <br /> requested a franchise with MACC and five of its member jurisdictions, including the City, and <br /> MACC has reviewed the franchisee's qualifications in accordance with federal law; <br /> WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of MACC, by Resolution 2015-07 adopted on July 8, <br /> 2015, recommended that the five affected member jurisdictions grant a franchise to <br /> CenturyLink in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "A"; <br /> WHEREAS, MACC and the City have provided adequate notice and opportunities for public <br /> comment on the proposed cable services franchise including a public hearing on July 8, 2015; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the Council finds that approval of the recommended franchise is in the best interest <br /> of the City and its citizens, consistent with applicable federal law; <br /> NOW THEREFORE, <br /> THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: <br /> Section 1. There is hereby granted to Qwest Broadband Services, Inc. d/b/a CenturyLink <br /> a non-exclusive cable services franchise on the terms and conditions contained in Exhibit "A". <br /> Section 2. The grant of franchise in Section 1 is conditioned upon each of the following <br /> events: <br /> 1 <br />