An Ordinance setting the franchise fee to be paid by those entities providing cable or video service within the City of Grambling municipal limits under a state - granted franchise authority and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Consumer Choice for Television Act of 2008, codified at LSA-RS, 45:1361 et seq, any person or entity desiring to provide cable or video services within the City of Grambling may do so by obtaining a state-issued certificates of franchise authority; WHEREAS, pursuant to the provision of LSA-R.S. 45:1366, the holder of a state issued certificate of franchise authority for cable or video service is required to pay a franchise fee to a municipality in which it operates upon the passage of an resolution by municipality setting such a fee; and WHEREAS, there are persons or entities which operate or desire to operate cable or video services within the City of Grambling municipal limits. BE IT THEREFORE resolved by the City of Grambling Council of the City of Grambling, State of Louisiana, that all persons or entities providing cable or video services to citizens of the City of Grambling pursuant to a state-issued certificate of franchise authority as provided in LSA-R.S. 45:1366, pay the City of Grambling a franchise fee equal to 5% of the cable or video service provider's gross revenues, as that term is defined by the “Consumer choice for Television Act of 2008,” derived from operations within the City of Grambling municipal limits. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all ordinance in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, except those approving any cable or video franchise agreement in force and effect between the City of Grambling and any cable or video service provider.
The foregoing proposed Ordinance is approved.
Name: Pamela Stringfellow
Title: Certified Municipal Clerk
Date: November 3, 2011
2td: November 22 & 29, 2011