ERIC Number: ED071400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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How to Plan an Ordinance: An Outline and Some Examples.
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
Designed for public officials who must make policy decisions concerning cable television, this booklet forms a checklist to ensure that all basic questions have been considered in drafting an ordinance. The purpose of a cable television ordinance is to develop a law listing the specifications and obligations that will govern the franchising of a local operator. Items surveyed are: 1) provisions governing the length, renewal and transfer of a certificate or franchise; 2) franchise territory; 3) system design; 4) technical performance standards; 5) local regulatory framework; and 6) the applicant selection process. Most all the items mentioned are accompanied by working examples drawn from various American communities. (MC)
Descriptors: Administration, Cable Television, Decision Making, Federal Government, Government Role, Guides, Laws, Local Government
Cable Television Information Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20037 ($5.00)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.