(A)   All applications and proposals received shall be placed in a public file with the city clerk. The council shall publish notice of a public hearing date when the council will consider an application and the proposal in a newspaper of general circulation once a week for two consecutive weeks, the first notice being published at least fourteen (14) days before the public hearing takes place. The notice shall indicate the following:
      (1)   The proposed service or changes in service;
      (2)   Proposed changes in ownership;
      (3)   Where the application may be viewed, in person or online; and
      (4)   The date and location of the public hearing.
   (B)   Notice of the hearing shall be published and held in accordance with the provision of A.R.S. § 9-507(B). All interested parties shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard.
   (C)   The council shall give full consideration to each application and proposal. The following factors may be deemed appropriate and shall be considered:
      (1)   The financial qualifications of the applicant and its ability to construct and operate the proposed system;
      (2)   The need for and quality of the service proposed, including rates to subscribers, whether or not rates are to be regulated;
      (3)   The technical, legal and character qualifications of the applicant, including applicant’s willingness to abide by the limitations of this chapter;
      (4)   Technical and performance adequacy of the proposed system design, plant and equipment, including any specific knowledge or experience the Council may have with the applicant;
      (5)   Where an applicant proposes to overbuild an existing cable system, the economic and technical feasibility of multiple cable TV systems, the impact on the existing licensee’s system and the public interest if the application were to be granted; and
      (6)   All other factors which may affect the public interest.
(Ord. 1413, passed 2-3-2015)