City of Des Moines
21630 11th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-4595
(206) 870-6540 FAX
REQUEST FOR USE OF CITY’S GOVERNMENT CHANNEL 21
APPLICANT _____________________________________________________________________
If group or organization, give contract person(s) and a daytime telephone number:
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: When composing a message, the writer should be brief and use standard abbreviations whenever
possible. Each message shall be submitted on a separate form and shall contain a headline. The headline
shall briefly convey the main idea of the message. It should attract attention and encourage the viewer to read
the message. Example:
FREE CONCERT
Sun. June 17 2:30 - 3:30
Des Moines Beach Park
Info Call 878-4595
MESSAGE REQUESTED: ____________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
If your request is to run a video, it must be on a DVD and include the exact amount of run time:
Hours ____________ Minutes ___________ Seconds ___________
Date requested for message to run:
Beginning: ________________________ Ending: _________________________________
All requests shall be submitted to the City Clerk’s office NOT LESS than (7) days, but NOT MORE
than fifteen (15) days before the requested display date.
I, the undersigned, hereby request use of the City of Des Moines’ Character Generator, acknowledge
that I have read the attached guidelines for such use, and that I am authorized to submit this
message on behalf of the organization listed above.
_______________________________________ Date: __________________________________
Signature, Organization
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___________________________________________ Date: ______________________________________
CITY CLERK APPROVAL
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INFORMATION THAT IS TRANSMITTED SHALL BE LIMITED TO INFORMATION THAT IS
LOCALLY ORIENTED (CABLECAST AREA) AND OF INTEREST AND BENEFIT TO THE
GENERAL PUBLIC; E.G., PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULES, COMMUNITY OR CULTURAL
EVENT CALENDARS, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
GUIDELINES
A. The following guidelines shall apply for use of the city channel:
1. All announcements shall have some relationship to those living and/or working in the
City.
2. Announcements of events shall indicate whether they are free or if there is an
admission charge. An information number should be provided.
3. Emergency information shall be given priority transmission rights at the direction of
the City Manager, or appointed designee, and may displace all other information.
4. Daily use of the channel shall be allocated so that two-thirds of the daily cablecast
capacity shall be reserved for local government. The remaining time shall be allocated
for community information. Non-textual video transmission capabilities are specifically
reserved only for local government or public agency broadcast purposes.
5. Any cablecast capacity not used may be re-allocated between local government and
community information in the discretion of the City.
6. The City intends to maximize the use of the character generator by all parties. First-
time users shall have priority over regular users. If there is not adequate room in the
character generator for placement of all messages requested, the City reserves the right
to determine what messages will be placed on the character generator, to edit
messages as necessary to conserve cablecast capacity and to determine what
messages will be moved to a different start or finish date, or eliminated entirely.
7. The following categories of information SHALL NOT BE transmitted:
a. Advertising material designed to promote the sale of commercial products or
services; provided, that this shall not prohibit fund raising promotions by nonprofit
organizations and community service groups.
b. Advertising that promotes either a candidate for political office or a political
issue.
c. Advertising of events which will produce profits benefiting a private enterprise
or individual.
d. Notices setting forth any regular or specially called meetings, or schedule of
regular activities, of any non-public profit or non-profit organization. This
provision is not intended to prohibit transmission of a notice of special event of
community interest, being held within the City limits and open to the general
public, by any non-profit organization.
e. Lottery information.
f. Any message which is defamatory, misleading, fraudulent, obscene, or
indecent.
B. The City reserves the right to refuse to transmit all or any portion of a message which
promotes any activity which is unlawful under City, State, or Federal law or constitutes a
violation of these procedures and guidelines.
ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS - APPEALS - FAILURE TO EXHAUST ADMINISTRATIVE
REMEDIES. Disputes regarding the use of the character generator shall be referred by the
City Clerk to the City Manager for resolution. The decision of the City Manager shall be
deemed final unless appealed. Any person or persons aggrieved by the decision of the City
Manager may file a written appeal with the Hearing Examiner, provided that such appeal is
filed with the City Clerk within ten (10) days of receipt of the City Manager's final decision. The
appeal to the Hearing Examiner shall proceed in accordance with Chapter 18.94 DMMC,
provided, that any appeal from a decision of the Hearing Examiner shall be by direct review in
Superior Court. Failure to follow the administrative appeal process shall act to bar judicial
review of the decision being appealed.
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