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File #: 18-6292   
Type: Real Property Lease
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/6/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance approving Amendment #2 to the Antenna License Agreement with TEGNA d/b/a KENS TV for equipment at the Tower of the Americas extending the Agreement through December 31, 2023 for a total revenue of $141,314.00 over the five-year renewal term. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development & Operations]
Indexes: Tower of the Americas Antennas
Attachments: 1. Disclosure Form November 2018, 2. Signed Amendment, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Ordinance 2018-12-06-0967
Related files: 13-1032
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DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Downtown Operations


DEPARTMENT HEAD: John Jacks


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 1


SUBJECT:

TEGNA d/b/a KENS-TV - Antenna License Agreement Amendment #2


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes Amendment No. 2 (Amendment) to the Antenna License Agreement (Agreement) between the City of San Antonio and TEGNA d/b/a KENS-TV to renew the Agreement through December 31, 2023.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On December 4, 2008, City Council approved Ordinance 2008-12-04-1095, which authorized an Antenna License Agreement with KENS-TV for the purpose of operating and maintaining an electronic news gathering relay station and associated equipment at the Tower of the Americas. The Agreement was for a term of five (5) years commencing January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2013.

On December 5, 2013, City Council approved Ordinance 2013-12-05-0851, which authorized Amendment #1 to the Agreement with KENS-TV which renewed the Agreement through December 31, 2018.

This ordinance will authorize Amendment #2 to the Agreement with KENS-TV to renew the Agreement through December 31, 2023. Amendment #2's initial annual license fee is $26,617.00, with a 3% annual increase.


ISSUE:

Approval of this Amendment is consistent with the City's policy of licensing public facilities to generate revenue.


ALTERNATIVES:

The City may elect not to approve the Amendment, which would result in KENS-TV reverting to a monthly license agreement or ceasing operations from the Tower of the Americas.


FISCAL IMPACT:

The initial annual license fee for this renewal term is $26,617.00. This fee will increase 3% annually. The total amount of revenue to be generated from the Amendment #2 is $141,314.00 over the five-year renewal term. All funds are deposited into the General Fund.

Year
Amount|1010|$26,617|1010|$27,416|1010|$28,238|1010|$29,085|1010|$29,958
Total
$141,314

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of Amendment No. 2 to the Antenna Lice...

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