[Ord. 6494, (create S. 15.45, 15.46 & 15.47), 2/1/2000]
Title. This ordinance shall be known as the "City of West Allis Open Video Systems Ordinance".
Purpose. This ordinance authorizes the City of West Allis to regulate open video systems to the full extent permitted by law, and specifically provides that regulations for cable television (Chapter XV, Subchapter II, Sections 15.04 through 15.42 of the Revised Municipal Code) shall apply to open video systems.
For the purposes of this Section, the following phrases, terms and words shall have the meaning as stated herein.
FCC. In this Section, FCC means the Federal Communications Commission, its designee and any legally appointed or elected successor.
OPEN VIDEO SYSTEM. In this Section, open video system means a system that has been certified pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 573 and 47 C.F.R. § 76.1502 by the FCC.
To the full extent permitted by state and federal law, Chapter XV, Subchapter II, Sections 15.04 through 15.42 of the Revised Municipal Code shall apply to open video systems that comply with 47 U.S.C. 573 and 47 C.F.R. § 76.1502 and are designed to provide "cable service" as defined under local, state and federal law. FCC approval of an open video system operator's certification pursuant to 47 U.S.C. 573 and 47 C.F.R. § 76.1502 shall not be taken to confer upon such operator any authority to use or occupy the public rights-of-way that such operator would not otherwise possess.