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(1) Renewal of ROW Use Authorization.
(a) Application. A Person desiring to renew a ROW Use Authorization, other than a Cable Franchise or an OVS Franchise, shall file an application with the City for renewal of its authorization on a form established by the Commissioner by regulation. The time for filing shall be established by the Commissioner by regulation.
(b) Determination. Within a reasonable period of time after receiving a complete application for renewal of a ROW Use License, the Commissioner shall make a determination accepting or denying the renewal application in whole or in part. If the renewal application is denied, the determination shall include the reasons for non-renewal. Determinations to grant or deny a renewal application shall be made on a non-discriminatory and competitively neutral basis, and shall be governed by the standards provided in subsection 11-701(2)(b). Any renewal of a Right- of-Way Use License shall be authorized only by the Commissioner, and shall not become effective unless and until so authorized. Any renewal of a Cable Franchise or OVS Franchise shall be governed by the Cable Acts and the applicable Franchise Agreement, shall be authorized only by separate ordinance of City Council, and shall not become effective unless and until so authorized; nor shall the renewal of any ROW Use Authorization be effective unless and until the applicant and the City have executed a Right-of-Way Use Agreement, in form and content established by the Commissioner by regulation. Such agreement shall be deemed to be incorporated in and made a part of the renewed ROW Use Authorization upon execution by both the applicant and the City.
(2) Transfer of Interest in Authorization. No Transfer of Interest in any ROW Use Authorization held by a Licensee subject to regulation by the PUC, or in the Facilities of such a Licensee, may take place unless the PUC has granted all required approvals. No Transfer of Interest in any Cable System or Open Video System may take place except as provided in the Cable Acts and the applicable Franchise Agreement(s), and shall require approval by ordinance of City Council unless expressly provided otherwise in a Franchise Agreement. No Transfer of Interest in any other ROW Use Authorization, or in the Licensee's Facilities, shall take place without the prior written consent of the Commissioner. The Commissioner, in granting consent, and Council, in approving such ordinance, shall consider whether the Transfer of Interest is consistent with the terms and requirements of the Licensee's ROW Use Authorization and applicable law and regulation, meets the standards provided in subsection 11-701(2)(b), and in the case of a Cable System or an Open Video System, complies with all requirements permitted by the Cable Acts.