THE CITY OF SPOKANE DOES ORDAIN:
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into this day of , 2004, by and between the City of Spokane, a Washington municipal corporation (“City”), and Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., with its principal place of business at East 1717 Buckeye Avenue, Spokane, WA 99207 (“Franchisee”).
WHEREAS, the City, pursuant to Chapter 10.27 of the Municipal Code of the City of Spokane, Washington (hereinafter “Chapter 10.27”), is authorized to grant one (1) or more non-exclusive revocable franchises to construct, Maintain and operate a Cable Communications System within the City; and,
WHEREAS, pursuant to said Chapter and in accordance with Section 626 of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, Franchisee has requested renewal of its Cable Communications Franchise Agreement, and after negotiations with Franchisee the City has determined that it is in the best interest of the City and its residents to renew the Franchise Agreement with Franchisee; and,
WHEREAS, the City has, following required and reasonable notice, conducted a full public hearing, affording all persons concerned with the analysis and consideration of the technical ability, financial condition, legal qualifications and general character of the Franchisee; and,
WHEREAS, the City, after such consideration, analysis and deliberation, has approved and found sufficient the technical ability, financial condition, legal qualification and character of said Franchisee; and,
WHEREAS, the City has also considered and analyzed the plans of the Franchisee for the continued operation of a Cable Communications System and found the same to be adequate and feasible in view of the needs and requirements of the City; and,
WHEREAS, the City has determined that it is in the best interests of and consistent with the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City to renew the Cable Communications Franchise Agreement to the Franchisee to operate a Cable Communications System within the confines of the City and on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth; and,
WHEREAS, the Franchisee has agreed to be bound by the conditions hereinafter set forth;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the renewal of the Franchise pursuant to this Agreement, the Franchisee hereby promises to comply with the provisions of this Agreement and Chapter 10.27. In consideration of the Franchisee’s promises, the City hereby grants to the Franchisee a franchise pursuant to this Agreement.