WHEREAS, the City is currently receiving many requests from mobile telecommunications service providers for access to the right-of-way for their facilities;
WHEREAS, the negotiation and development of new and renewed Wireless Right-of-Way Agreements creates costs to the City, including but not limited to staff, legal, technical and other review of applications; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to establish a consistent application procedure for City consideration of Right-of-Way Agreement grants to potential mobile telecommunications applicants;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council authorizes the Office of Cable Communications and Franchise Management to establish and administer the Wireless Right-of-Way Agreement application procedure, including a deposit for reimbursement of costs, similar in form to the procedure attached hereto as Exhibit A; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the intention of the City Council that the wireless Right-of-Way Agreement application process authorized herein outlines binding city policy and will be applied as necessary to all potential mobile telecommunications applicants for new and renewed Wireless Right-of-Way Agreements with the City of Portland, and to all applicants for City approval of the transfer of ownership of an existing the Wireless Right-of-Way Agreement with the City of Portland.
Resolution No. 36089
Adopted by Council July 24, 2002