Search within This Section 16.04.020 Jurisdiction and Management of the Public Rights-of-Way This section is included in your selections. A. The City has jurisdiction and exercises regulatory control over all public rights-of-way within the City under authority of the City charter and state law. B. Public rights-of-way include, but are not limited to, streets, roads, highways, bridges, alleys, sidewalks, trails, paths, public easements and all other public ways or areas, including the subsurface under and air space over these areas. C. The City has jurisdiction and exercises regulatory control over each public right-of-way whether the City has a fee, easement, or other legal interest in the right-of-way. The City has jurisdiction and regulatory control over each right-of-way whether the legal interest in the right-of-way was obtained by grant, dedication, prescription, reservation, condemnation, annexation, foreclosure or other means. D. No person may occupy or encroach on a public right-of-way without the permission of the City. The City grants permission to use rights-of-way by franchises, licenses and permits. E. The exercise of jurisdiction and regulatory control over a public right-of-way by the City is not official acceptance of the right-of-way, and does not obligate the City to maintain or repair any part of the right-of-way. F. The City retains the right and privilege to cut or move any telecommunications facilities located within the public rights-of-way of the City, as the City may determine to be necessary, appropriate or useful in response to any public health or safety emergency.