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(a) On behalf of the participating municipalities, the County must assure that:
(1) the original cable system is constructed within municipal boundaries as soon as it is constructed in adjacent areas;
(2) there is no discrimination against participating municipalities in the array of channels and services offered; and
(3) there is reasonable technical support and access channel capacity available for municipal programming.
(b) (1) The County must pay a portion of gross franchise fee revenues to each participating municipality. The portion is equal to 70 percent of the municipality’s share of gross franchise fee revenues. The municipality’s share is the same percentage of gross franchise fee revenues as the percentage of all cable subscribers in the County who live in the municipality. The County must retain the remaining 30 percent of the municipality’s share as compensation for administering the franchise for the participating municipality and for County expenses for use of the cable system for public and educational purposes. For example, if 1 percent of all subscribers in the County live in a participating municipality, the County must pay 0.70 percent of gross franchise fee revenues to the municipality.
(2) The County must pay participating municipalities periodically, at least once a year, for franchise fee revenues received during the preceding period.
(c) Any cable advisory committee or board created by the County must include a voting representative designated by the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League, the City of Rockville and the City of Takoma Park, if the advisory committee or board to be concerned with franchises or cable operations in which those entities, or their members, are participating municipalities. (FY 1991 L.M.C., ch. 3, § 1; 1998 L.M.C., ch. 10, § 1; 2006 L.M.C., ch. 34, § 1.)