CABLE FRANCHISE ORDINANCE UPDATE
City Legal Department and Video Services Staff seek the Council’s direction pertaining to City Ordinance number 2902, “Cable One Franchise Agreement”. Due to Idaho Code §50-3001, et seq. (the Idaho Video Service Act of 2012), the Idaho legislature pre-empted the field of regulation in the area of issuing cable franchise in the State of Idaho. With this State level regulation, the City’s Ordinance is no longer in force and effect, therefore it is the Legal Department and Video Services Staff’s recommendation to repeal Ordinance Number 2902. This time will allow for discussion by the Council and City Staff to determine which direction the Council wishes to proceed regarding the Ordinance.