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3.114.020 Functions.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 181155, effective August 17, 2007.)

A.  The Office shall be responsible for coordinating Citywide broadband planning, communications policy advocacy, technology grants and related consumer protection activities.

B.  The Office shall be responsible for supervising and coordinating all franchising processes engaged in by the City, for monitoring the performance of all franchisees for franchise compliance and for performing all other necessary work relating to franchises in the City.

C.  The Office shall be responsible for promoting the orderly development of City‑owned or City-partnered broadband and cable communication systems, for providing staff support needed by the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission and for performing all other necessary work related to broadband planning, communications policy advocacy, related technology grants and cable communications in the City.

D.  The Office shall be responsible for overseeing franchise and utility audits and revenues in coordination with the City Auditor’s Office, the Office of Management and Finance and other City agencies and bureaus.