City of Yonkers, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Yonkers: Art. I, at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I); Art. II, at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted at time of adoption of Code[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 
The Community Cable Commission of the City of Yonkers is hereby established in and for the City of Yonkers.
B. 
The Commission shall consist of seven members, three members of which shall be community members appointed as hereinafter stated, and four members of which shall be Chairpersons appointed as hereinafter stated.
C. 
The community members shall be appointed by the Mayor, the majority of the City Council and the minority of the City Council.
(1) 
One appointment by the Mayor.
(2) 
One appointment by the majority of the Council.
(3) 
One appointment by the minority of the Council.
D. 
There shall be a general Chairperson of the Commission as well as Chairpersons of the following three Committees:
(1) 
Educational Access Committee.
(2) 
Public Access Committee.
(3) 
Institutional Access Committee.
E. 
The various Chairpersons shall be appointed as follows:
(1) 
The majority of the City Council shall designate the general Chairperson and the Public Access Chairperson.
(2) 
The minority of the City Council shall designate the Educational and Institutional Chairpersons.
F. 
The Commission members shall receive no monetary compensation for their services.
G. 
The seven members shall be appointed for terms of two years, and there shall be no restrictions on the number of terms any member may serve.
The objectives of the Commission shall be:
A. 
To oversee the franchise between Cablevision of Westchester (hereinafter called the "company") and the Cable Commission (hereinafter called the "Commission") as the quasi-governmental representative of the City of Yonkers.
B. 
To oversee community antenna television system operation and recommend amendments to the terms of the contract as the situation may dictate or as may be required by the New York State Cable Commission on Cable Television or the Federal Communications Commission.
C. 
To advise the Mayor and City Council regarding questions of public access to cable television, performance of cable television and methods of assessing performance.
D. 
To identify the needs of the City of Yonkers and its residents as it addresses cable television.
E. 
To recommend to the Mayor and City Council utilization of funds generated from cable television.
F. 
To suggest methods to enhance the use of cable systems by the community and establish a review process.
G. 
To devise methods and recommend ways to ensure that public access is free from censorship and discrimination and equally available to all nonprofit users.
H. 
To recommend refranchising, franchising, multifranchising or public ownership, or court action in case of breach of contract.
I. 
To recommend possible regulatory activities relative to cable television.
J. 
To act as a screening committee for the hiring of consultants to provide technical assistance to the Commission in order to further its goals when the hiring of consultants is authorized by the City Council.
K. 
Generally to promote and assist in the development of and proper utilization of the cable system through the development of lines of communication between the City of Yonkers, franchisers and users of cable television and to exercise such other powers as are appropriate to the Commission and not inconsistent with this Code or applicable state or federal law.
[Adopted at time of adoption of Code[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
The following Boards and Commissions shall function in the City:
A. 
The Grievance Board, as provided in Chapter 5.
B. 
The Board of Contract and Supply, as provided in Chapter 13.
C. 
The Licensing Appeals Board, as provided in Chapter 23.
D. 
The Theater and Show Licensing Appeals Board, as provided in Chapter 24.
E. 
The Board of Examiners of Motion Picture Operators, as provided in Chapter 24.
F. 
The Zoning Board of Appeals, as provided in Chapter 43.
G. 
The Planning Board, as provided in Chapter 44.
H. 
The Architectural Board of Review, as provided in Chapter 44.
I. 
The Landmarks Preservation Board, as provided in Chapter 45.
J. 
The Board of Electrical Control, as provided in Chapter 56.
K. 
The Examining Board of Plumbers, as provided in Chapter 57.
L. 
The Fire Prevention Appeals Board, as provided in Chapter 59.
M. 
The Board of Examiners, as provided in Chapter 60.
N. 
The Shade Tree Commission, as provided in Chapter 80.
O. 
The Highway Safety Board, as provided in Chapter 109.
P. 
The Handicapped Parking Board, as provided in Chapter 109.