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(A) (1) In recognition of the fact that a great many technical, financial, marketing and legal uncertainties are associated with all aspects of cable communications at the present time, it is the intent of the city to provide for a maximum feasible degree of flexibility in this franchise throughout its term to achieve an advanced and modern cable system for the city. The principal means for accomplishing this flexibility will be the scheduled review sessions provided for in this chapter. It is intended that such review sessions will serve as a means of cooperatively working out solutions to problems that develop. Furthermore, such review sessions shall be two-way processes.
(2) For example, if either party has perceived that some major problem has developed, the session shall be devoted primarily to working out solutions acceptable to both parties.
(B) The grantor may hold periodic review sessions. All such review sessions shall be open to the public, and notice thereof shall be published once, not less than four days or more than 20 days before each review session, as provided by law. The published notice shall specify the topics to be discussed. The review sessions may be canceled by mutual agreement of the grantor and grantee. The following topics may be discussed at every scheduled review session:
(1) Recent and developing judicial and federal communications rulings;
(2) Service rate structures;
(3) Free and discounted services;
(4) Application of new technology or new developments;
(5) Cable system performance;
(6) Cable system extension policy;
(7) Services provided;
(8) Programming offered;
(9) Customer complaint review;
(10) Community development and education;
(12) New services;
(13) Franchise fees;
(14) Subscriber privacy abuse issues; and
(15) New developments.
(C) Other topics, in addition to those listed in division (B) above, may be added by either party. Members of the general public may also request additional topics.
(2013 Code, § 8-6.7) (Ord. 14586, passed 4-13-1998)