ORDINANCE NO. COUNCIL BILL NO.
SERIES OF 1999 COMMITTEE OF REFERENCE
FOR AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING THE TERM OF THE CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE HELD
BY MILE HI CABLE PARTNERS, L.P. FROM THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER DATED JUNE
WHEREAS, Mile Hi Cable Partners, L.P., doing business as TCI of Colorado ("Franchisee"),
currently possesses a nonexclusive and revocable cable television system franchise
("Franchise") from the City and County of Denver ("City") dated June 14, 1984, as the
successor in interest to Mile Hi Cablevision Associates, Ltd., the original franchise holder;
WHEREAS, the Franchise, at Section 1-5(a), provides that it shall continue in force and
effect for a term of fifteen (15) years or until June 13, 1999; and
WHEREAS, by letter dated January 25, 1999, from Margaret Lejuste, Director of Community
and Government Affairs, TCI of Colorado, to Dean Smits, Director, Office of
Telecommunications, City and County of Denver ("Director"), the Franchisee requested an
extension of the Franchise until December 31, 1999; and
WHEREAS, the Director, by letter dated February 5, 1999, has determined that this request
constitutes an application ("Application") pursuant to Section 3-2 of the Franchise and, after
review and study by the Director, has requested that the Denver City Council ("Council")
determine the matter in accordance with subsections (6) through (11) of Section 3-2 of the
WHEREAS, Council has reviewed the Application of Franchisee and the letter of the Director
and now intends to approve said Application with reasonable conditions consistent with the
Franchise as set forth in subsection (9) of Section 3-2 of the Franchise;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF
Section 1. The City hereby consents to and approves the modification of the term of the
Franchise to December 31, 1999, subject to the following conditions:
A. All provisions of the current Franchise shall remain in place and be enforceable, subject
to applicable law, until November 2, 1999.
B. The Franchisee and the City shall use their best efforts to arrive at mutually acceptable
form of a renewed Franchise prior to July 21, 1999.
C. Council Bill No. 41, Series of 1999, shall be amended to change the date of the election
from May 4 to November 2, and the bill shall be scheduled for second reading and passage
on or about July 26, 1999. The Council Bill will then be appropriately amended to reflect the
negotiated and agreed form of the renewed Franchise.
D. On November 2, 1999, the people of the City and County of Denver shall vote on the
renewal of the Franchise in the form approved and presented to them by City Council acting
by ordinance for the definite term of years specified therein.
E. The Franchisee shall pay a proportionate share of the cost of the election (to be
determined by the City Treasurer). The Franchisee shall tender an initial deposit in the
amount of $75,000 into the treasury of the City upon the enactment of this ordinance.
F. This ordinance shall be enacted no later than March 31, 1999.
PASSED BY THE COUNCIL 1999
APPROVED: -MAYOR 1999
ARREST: -CLERK AND RECORDER,
EX-OFFICIO CLERK OF THE
CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER
PUBLISHED IN THE DENVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS 1999
PREPARED BY: Andrew L. Weber - ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY - February 11, 1999
REVIEWED BY: - DEPUTY CITY ATTORNEY - February 11,1999
SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBER(S) 1999