Franchises are the traditional method of using the right-of-way.
Franchises are historically a multi-purpose document that offers access to all rights-of-way in the city. They are also the method of the city regulating the services provided by the utility and regulating the access to the rights-of-way. Franchises are typically also a method for raising revenue by the city. This video discusses how franchises are ordinances, but are also contracts between utility companies and the city.
Ronald D. Stutes
Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C.
- Member in the office of Potter Minton, P.C.
- Practice emphasizes all aspects of municipal law, advice to other local governmental entities, and commercial litigation
- Spoken on numerous topics related to municipal law
- Member State Bar of Texas, Smith County Bar Foundation, Texas City Attorneys Association
- J.D. degree, University of Texas at Austin School of Law; B.A. degree, economics & legal studies, Rice University; M.Pub.Aff. degree, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin
- Can be contacted at [email protected] or 903-597-8311
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