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<br />AGENDA ITEM NO. 6c <br />MEETING DATE: February 5, 2019 <br /> <br />TO: City Council <br /> council@ci.tumwater.wa.us <br /> <br />FROM: Ann Cook, Communications Manager <br /> acook@ci.tumwater.wa.us <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Ordinance No. O2019-003; Extending Cable Franchise Agreement with <br />Comcast of Washington IV, Inc. <br /> <br /> <br />1) Attachments: <br /> <br />A. Ordinance No. O2019-003; Extending Cable Franchise Agreement with <br />Comcast of Washington IV, Inc. <br /> <br /> <br />2) Recommended Action: <br /> <br />Move to adopt Ordinance No. O2019-003 Extending Cable Franchise <br />Agreement with Comcast of Washington IV, Inc. until December 31, 2019. <br /> <br /> <br />3) Background: <br /> <br />The City of Tumwater has a franchise agreement with Comcast of <br />Washington IV, Inc. that will expire in February 2019. The proposed <br />ordinance will extend that agreement through 2019. <br /> <br />The additional time will allow the City, through an intergovernmental <br />agreement previously approved by Council, to enter into a shared franchise <br />renewal / negotiation process with our neighboring jurisdictions: City of <br />Lacey, City of Olympia, and Thurston County. <br /> <br /> <br />4) Alternatives: <br /> <br /> Allow the franchise to expire. <br /> Amend the ordinance, and move to approve <br /> <br /> <br />5) Fiscal Notes: <br /> <br />None. <br />