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A. The City may grant one or more cable television franchises containing such provisions as are reasonably necessary to protect the public interest, and each such franchise shall be awarded in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this chapter.

B. This chapter may be amended from time to time, and in no event shall this chapter be considered a contract between the City and a franchisee such that the City would be prohibited from amending any provision of this chapter, provided no such amendment shall in any way impair any contract right or increase obligations of a franchisee under an outstanding and effective franchise except in the lawful exercise of the City’s police power.

C. This chapter shall be in addition to the requirements of Title 16 that are specifically made applicable to cable service as provided in section 16.04.025. In the event of a conflict between this chapter and other requirements of Title 16, this chapter shall control.

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