SECTION 1. SCOPE OF SERVICES
In exchange for the funding provided by the City to Contractor, pursuant to this Agreement, Contractor shall provide the following services:
A. OPERATE PUBLIC ACCESS CABLE CHANNEL(S). Operate the public access cable channel(s) for public access programming with the primary purpose being to administer, coordinate, and assist those requesting access on a non-discriminatory basis.
B. OPERATE A PUBLIC ACCESS CENTER. Manage a video production facility available for public use at such hours and times as are determined by Contractor.
C. PROVIDE EQUAL ACCESS. Provide access to the use of the equipment, facilities, channels, and services provided hereunder on a non-discriminatory content neutral basis to all members of the community for non-commercial programming purposes, whether individuals, groups, or organizations, pursuant to operating rules promulgated by Contractor.
D. DEVELOP OPERATING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. Develop policies and procedures for use and operation of the public access equipment, facilities, and channel(s). These policies and procedures shall be submitted to the Tampa/Hillsborough County Cable Advisory Committee for their review and comment forty-five (45) days prior to implementation.
E. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS RULES, AND REGULATIONS. Administer the channel(s) and facilities in compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and in compliance with the Chapter 7 of the Tampa City Code and the franchise agreement (the "Franchise") between the City and Time Warner Entertainment/Advance Newhouse Partnership ("Time Warner").
F. TRAINING. Train City residents, and provide technical advice in the execution of productions.
G. PLAYBACK/CABLECAST. Provide for the playback/cablecasting of programs on the public access channel(s).
H. MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT. Provide regular maintenance and repair of all video equipment purchased with monies received pursuant to this Agreement and/or donated, loaned, or leased to Contractor by the City.
I. PROMOTION. Actively promote the use and benefit of the public access channel(s) and facilities to cable subscribers, the community, public access users, and cable company(s).
J. PERFORMANCE REVIEW. The Contractor shall conduct an annual performance review of its operations. The performance review should be done by an independent entity that has a background in public, education or government access matters. This review shall include an opportunity for the access center users and cable subscribers to provide input. Upon completion a copy of the performance review shall be submitted to the City and the Tampa/Hillsborough County Cable Advisory Committee.
K. OTHER ACTIVITIES. Undertake other public access programming activities and services as deemed appropriate by Contractor and consistent with the obligation to facilitate and promote access programming and provide non-discriminatory access.
Section 2 - Channels Open to Public