[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.]
The Community Cable Commission of the City of Yonkers is hereby established in and for the City of Yonkers.
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.
The Commission members shall receive no monetary compensation for their services.
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:
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.
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.
To advise the Mayor and City Council regarding questions of public access to cable television, performance of cable television and methods of assessing performance.
To identify the needs of the City of Yonkers and its residents as it addresses cable television.
To recommend to the Mayor and City Council utilization of funds generated from cable television.
To suggest methods to enhance the use of cable systems by the community and establish a review process.
To devise methods and recommend ways to ensure that public access is free from censorship and discrimination and equally available to all nonprofit users.
To recommend refranchising, franchising, multifranchising or public ownership, or court action in case of breach of contract.
To recommend possible regulatory activities relative to cable television.
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.
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.
The following Boards and Commissions shall function in the City: