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Any person who occupies rights-of-way for the purpose of operating or constructing a cable system or provides cable service over a cable system and who does not hold a valid franchise from the City shall be subject to all requirements of this chapter. The City administrator shall have the authority:

A. To require such person to enter into a franchise within 30 days of receipt of written notice that a franchise is required; or

B. To require such person to remove its property and restore the affected area to a condition satisfactory to the City. The City administrator may direct city personnel, or may employ contractors, to remove the property and restore the affected area to a condition satisfactory to the City and charge the person the costs therefore.

C. To take any other action it is entitled to take under applicable law.

D. In no event shall a franchise be created unless it is issued by the City pursuant to this chapter and subject to a written franchise agreement. (Ord. 2850, added, 10/19/1999)

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