Private Line Franchise

Private Line Telecommunications Franchise Application Requirements – Application by Letter Submission Containing the Following Information and Fee

1) $2,500 application fee (Admin. Code §13.25.1) payable to the “City Treasurer, Office of Finance”

2) Exact legal name and nature of the entity to which the franchise will be granted, including a mailing address and the names and position titles for two contact persons responsible for the handling of the franchise and renewal for said entity during the term of the franchise. (This is generally the record title owner of the abutting parcels of real property which will be connected by the telecommunications facility. If the franchise holder will be some other entity, please provide an explanation.)

3) The street addresses of the parcels of property to be physically connected by the private line facility. (Include all street addresses of parcels abutting points where the facility will enter the public right-of-way. Do not include other addresses).

4) A legal (metes and bounds) description of the street crossing route. (A centerline description is acceptable.) (A site plan is helpful.) The legal description must be signed by a surveyor registered in the State of California.

5) A complete description of the (i) telecommunications facility, (ii) including number and diameter of conduits, (iii) number of cables and fiber, and the (iv) length of the facility in linear feet (and the portion thereof which will occupy the public right-of-way. If underground construction, identify the location of any vaults, manholes, handholes, or other facilities to be installed. Finally, identify the purpose for which the facility will be used (i.e., voice, data, commercial, private, etc.)

6) A performance bond or letter of credit in an amount set by the Agency not less than the anticipated cost of construction to take place in the public right-of-way for the duration of the franchise.

7) Evidence of general liability, automobile, and workers' compensation insurance establishing sufficient coverage to protect the City in the event of casualty. Such evidence shall be in the form of a certificate of insurance approved by the Office of the City Administrative Officer, Risk Management (CAO-Risk Management), and shall be maintained during the construction period. Detailed instructions for complying with City insurance requirements are available on the CAO-Risk Management website: http://cao.lacity.org/risk/Submitting_proof_of_Insurance.pdf

8) Proof of compliance with the Department of Public Works’ General Improvement Performance Bond requirements (fully executed).

9) Please file your completed application to the

City Clerk’s Office
City of Los Angeles
City Hall, Room 395
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012.

10) Also, please file a courtesy copy and the $2,500 application fee directly to the

Information Technology Agency
Video Services Regulatory Division
City Hall East, Room 1400
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attention: William Imperial.

Please note that pursuant to the Los Angeles City Administrative Code, the application will be sent to the City Council and Information Technology Agency (ITA) within 30 days, or as soon as practicable, of the filing of the completed application and fee payment for either action or report to Council by the City Attorney’s Office and ITA. The City of Los Angeles Administrative Code, Division 13, Chapter 1, Sections 13.1, et.seq., is currently under proposed revision by City staff. The City’s Administrative Code can be viewed online athttp://www.amlegal.com/library/ca/losangeles.shtml

Renewal of Private Line Telecommunications Facility Franchise – Application for Renewal by Letter Submission Containing the Following Information and Fee – To Be Filed One Year before Expiration of the Franchise Ordinance

1)   $2,500 application fee (Admin. Code §13.25.1) payable to the “City Treasurer, Office of Finance”

2)   Exact legal name and nature of the entity to which the franchise will be granted, including a mailing address and the names and position titles for two contact persons responsible for the handling of the franchise and renewal for said entity, during the term of the renewed franchise.

3)  The franchise ordinance number and date of expiration of the existing franchise ordinance.

4)  A description of the telecommunications facility and the amount of the annual fee pursuant to the established franchise ordinance.

5)  Please file your completed application to the

City Clerk’s Office
City of Los Angeles
City Hall, Room 395
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

6) Also, please file a courtesy copy and the $2,500 application fee directly to the
 
Information Technology Agency
Attention: William Imperial
Video Services Regulatory Division
City Hall East, Room 1400
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please note that pursuant to the Los Angeles City Administrative Code, the application will be sent to the City Council and Information Technology Agency (ITA) within 30 days, or as soon as practicable, of the filing of the completed application and fee payment for either action or report to Council by the City Attorney’s Office and ITA. The City of Los Angeles Administrative Code, Division 13, Chapter 1, Sections 13.1, et.seq., is currently under proposed revision by City staff. The City’s Administrative Code can be viewed online athttp://www.amlegal.com/library/ca/losangeles.shtml