NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday April 25, 2017 City Council will consider adopting an ordinance to reauthorize a public, educational and governmental (PEG) fee
on state cable franchisees operating within the City as authorized in the Digital Infrastructure Video and Competition Act of 2006 (DIVCA). On January 14, 2009, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 820, including Section 5.22.115 of the Cotati Municipal Code (CMC), which imposes a public, educational and governmental (PEG) fee. Under DIVCA, a PEG fee ordinance must be reauthorized upon expiration of an applicable state franchise.
In addition to reauthorizing the PEG fee, the proposed ordinance would add a provision to Section 5.22.115 of the Municipal Code. The new provision would state that, upon the expiration of any state franchise, the City’s PEG fee is automatically reauthorized unless the franchise holder has given the City Council and City Manager 60-days written notice prior to the expiration of its state franchise that the City’s PEG fee will expire.
For more information on the proposed ordinance, please call the City of Cotati City Manager’s Office (707) 665-3622.
Lauren Berges, Deputy City Clerk
Date Posted: April 21, 2017