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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATE: 10/03/2017 <br />AGENDA REPORT AGENDA HEADING: Regular Business <br />AGENDA DESCRIPTION: <br />Consideration and possible action to introduce a Video Service Providers Regulatory <br />Ordinance. <br />RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION: <br />(1) Introduce Ordinance No. , AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING <br />CHAPTER 13.12 (TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY ORDINANCE) OF <br />TITLE 13 (PUBLIC SERVICES) RELATING TO VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDERS. <br />FISCAL IMPACT: Enacting a Video Service Providers Regulatory Ordinance would, <br />among other things, authorize the City to assess monetary penalties for material <br />breaches of video providers' customer service standards. Enforcement of such an <br />ordinance may increase the City's legal costs in the event that litigation is pursued <br />against video providers. Penalty revenues and legal costs are too speculative to <br />realistically estimate at this time. <br />Amount Budgeted: N/A <br />Additional Appropriation: N/A <br />Account Number(s): N/A <br />ORIGINATED BY: Kit Fox, AICP, Senior Administrative Analyst:" <br />REVIEWED BY: Gabriella Yap, Deputy City Manager. <br />APPROVED BY: Doug Willmore, City Manager`;`,,,,) <br />ATTACHED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: <br />A. Ordinance No. (page A-1) <br />B. Current RPVMC Chapter 13.12 (page B-1) <br />C. May 2nd City Council Staff report (page C-1) <br />BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION: <br />On May 2, 2017, Staff presented a proposal to the City Council to initiate a video <br />provider customer service standards ordinance. As described the May 2nd Staff report <br />(Attachment C), the City retains the authority to enforce customer service standards for <br />video service providers, even though the City's authority to require local franchise <br />agreements was stripped away under the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition <br />Act (DIVCA) in 2006. The City's franchise agreement with Cox Communications expired <br />in October 2015 and the City has never had a video provider franchise agreement with <br />Frontier Communications (formerly Verizon) or AT&T. <br />1 <br />