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1995-48 Request Public Sv Commission Reconsider 954 Area Code to Broward Cty RESOLUTION NO. 95 - 48 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA REQUESnNG THAT THE PUBUC SERVlCECO.MISSION RECONSIDER ITS DECISION TO ASSIGN AREA CODE 954 TO BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA; CONTAINING AN EFFECTIVE DATE WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Parkland, Flcnidafinds that the proposed change by the Florida Public Service Commission of Broward County's area code from 305 to 954 has far reaching Implications for busln..... in Parldand"and other cities In Browarel County; and WHEREAS, we are dependent on a variety of aervicHased Industries, particularly International trade and tourism, which will be negatively affected by the decision of the Florida Public Service Commission; and WHEREAS, private branch exchanges (PBX's) in Latin America and African nations using older equipment only recognize North American area codes with ones (1's) or zeros (O's) as middle digits and thus cannot recognize the 954 area code; and WHEREAS, telephone-customer based busin..... in Washington, Colorado and Alabama suffered substantial reductions in calls resulting in los.. of up to half of their yearty revenues following the Imposition of area codes without ones (1's) or zeros (O's) as middle digits; and WHEREAS, these factors have not been debated or widely publicized; and WHEREAS, the City of Parkland and Browarel County business people who otherwise would have attended Florida Public Service Commission hearings in Tallahassee on this issue were precluded from attending because of the need to make preparations in Browarel County for Hurricane Erin. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: RESOLUTION NO. 95-48 PAGE 2 Section 1. Th. City Commission of the City of Parkland, Florida, requ..ts that the Florida Public Service Commission I8COnsid.r on its own initlativ. th.lr August 1, 1996 decision to change Broward County'. anNI code from 306 to 9&4, and to provld. for an opportunity for full analysis and discussion of oth.r options Including allowing cUlT8nt businesses in Broward county to retain the 306 area cod.. Section 2. Be if furth.r resolved that the City 'CI.rk Is directed to send copi.. of this Resolution to the Public Service Commission, Governor Lawton Chiles, Senators Meadows, Weinstein, Scott and Jenne, and R.p.....ntativ.. W_nnan-Schultz, Eggelletlon, and Tobin, who all rep....nt portion. of our City. Section 3. its passag.. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 6th DAY OF OCTOBER, 1996. A.~ SAL PAGt , YOR ~-- O-~ SUSAN ARMSTRONG, C.M ., CITY CLERK