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PREFACE
Chapter C HOME RULE CHARTER
Chapter 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter 5 ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
Chapter 14 AUTHORITIES
Chapter 23 BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS
Chapter 36 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Chapter 51 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Chapter 62 PENSIONS
Chapter 70 PERSONNEL
Chapter 77 POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chapter 91 SALARIES AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 120 ALARM SYSTEMS
Chapter 127 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Chapter 141 ANIMALS
Chapter 166 CABLE TELEVISION
Chapter 173 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY CODE
Chapter 180 CONSTRUCTION CODES
Chapter 185 CONVERSION THERAPY
Chapter 188 CURFEW
Chapter 201 ELECTRIC SERVICE
Chapter 212 FEES
Chapter 219 FIREARMS
Chapter 225 FIREWORKS
Chapter 231 FIRE INSURANCE PROCEEDS
Chapter 237 FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION
Chapter 251 FOOD CODE
Chapter 272 GRAFFITI
Chapter 288 HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 295 HISTORICAL AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
Chapter 302 HOUSE NUMBERING
Chapter 308 HOUSING
Chapter 325 LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 328 LEAD-BASED PAINT
Chapter 332 LIBRARY
Chapter 339 LICENSES AND PERMITS
Chapter 346 LITTER AND ADVERTISING MATERIAL
Chapter 353 LOITERING AND PANHANDLING
Chapter 364 MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Chapter 378 MUNICIPAL CLAIMS AND LIENS
Chapter 387 NOISE
Chapter 396 PARKS AND RECREATION
Chapter 403 PAWNBROKERS
Chapter 410 PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
Chapter 424 POLES
Chapter 431 PROPERTY SALES
Chapter 433 PUBLIC ART
Chapter 438 RAIN BARRELS
Chapter 442 RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS
Chapter 453 SALES
Chapter 460 SCRAP METAL DEALERS
Chapter 467 SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Chapter 473 SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
Chapter 479 SIDEWALK CAFES
Chapter 485 SIGNS
Chapter 496 SOLID WASTE
Chapter 502 STORAGE FACILITIES
Chapter 505 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Chapter 508 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter 515 SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 521 SUSTAINABILITY
Chapter 536 TAMPERING WITH PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter 540 TATTOO AND PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS
Chapter 543 TAX ABATEMENTS
Chapter 546 TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
Chapter 549 TAXATION
Chapter 555 TREES
Chapter 564 VEHICLE NUISANCES, STORAGE OF
Chapter 570 VEHICLE REPAIR SHOPS
Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
Chapter 583 VENDING MACHINES
Chapter 600 ZONING
Chapter A610 ANNEXATION OF TERRITORY
Chapter A611 BOND ISSUES AND LOANS
Chapter A612 FRANCHISE AND SERVICES
Chapter A613 GOVERNMENTAL AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chapter A614 PLAN APPROVAL
Chapter A615 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chapter A616 SEWERS
Chapter A617 STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
Chapter A618 WATER
Chapter A619 ZONING; PRIOR ORDINANCES
Chapter DT DERIVATION TABLE
Chapter DL DISPOSITION LIST
§ 166-111.  Service provisions.
   A.   Program services. Grantee shall notify grantor of its program services and any changes thereto.
   B.   Basic cable service (BCS). The basic cable service may include the retransmission of local television broadcast signals as prescribed by the FCC or other governing regulatory body and shall include all community access and local origination channels.
   C.   Institutional  service  (IS).  The  institutional  service  may  include  the  provision  of transmission and/or reception services to institutional users, on a leased channel basis at established IS rates. Video service for public and nonprofit institutions will be free of charge. Grantee will offer nonprofit institutional users grantee's nonvideo services on the institutional network at the lowest rate being charged at that time to commercial users for comparable services.
   D.   Local origination channel. The grantee shall operate and control its cablecasting studio(s) as specified in the franchise agreement for the purpose of providing cablecast programming responsive to local needs and interests.
   E.   Government access channel. The grantee shall provide one government access channel, including all necessary interface equipment and cabling to permit operation, for the use of the grantor, county and state government at no charge. The grantee shall make every effort to provide advice and technical expertise to aid in the utilization of this channel.
   F.   Educational access channel. The grantee shall provide one channel, including all necessary interface equipment and cabling to permit operation, for the use of the local educational institutions at no charge. The grantee shall make every effort to provide advice and technical expertise to aid in the utilization of this channel.
   G.   Public access channel. The grantee shall provide one channel including all necessary interface equipment and cabling to permit operation, to be available to the public at no charge. The community access channel shall be managed and operated by the Access Channel Manager, as described in § 166-105.
   H.   Grantor use of the institutional network.
      (1)   Pursuant to the franchise agreement, the grantee reserve a portion of the upstream and downstream capability of the institutional network for use by government agencies and nonprofit institutions for video services free of charge.
      (2)   The grantee shall have available one-way or two-way audio channels in conjunction with video services to institutional network users as reasonably requested.
      (3)   Institutional users may have reasonable access to the institutional network.
      (4)   Institutional network channels utilized by the grantor will be managed by the Access Channel Manager.
   I.   Leased access channels. Grantee shall make available for lease, on a nondiscriminatory basis, cable channels for commercial use as required by § 612 of the Act. All revenues from the leasing of such channels shall be included in gross revenues.
   J.   Universal service. The grantor requires that all dwelling units within the City, upon request of the occupants of said dwelling units, who pay the installation charge, shall be connected physically in the cable communication system by the grantee by means of drop cables terminating at each dwelling unit, whether or not the dwelling unit occupants desire to subscribe to basic cable service. The programming transmitted to the occupant shall be limited to the access channels.
   K.   Additional channel capacity for municipal use.
      (1)   Grantee shall provide sufficient channel capacity to enable the grantor to utilize remote meter reading, traffic light control, energy management and video monitoring. Grantee shall assist grantor in planning the utilization of these services as specified in the franchise agreement.
      (2)   As set forth in the franchise agreement, additional community access channels may be made available by the grantee upon a showing that the existing access channels have become fully utilized, and shall be made available if directed by the arbitration procedure described in the final proposal.
   L.   Access funding. Grantee shall provide capital funding for the access channels as specified in the franchise agreement.