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15.24.020 GRANTING.

(a) The City Council may at any time in accordance with applicable law grant one (1) or more nonexclusive revocable Franchises to construct, operate, maintain and reconstruct a Cable System within all or any part of the City as specified by the Franchise Agreement, which may include those provisions of the Grantee's "Franchise Proposal" which are finally negotiated and accepted by the City and Grantee.

A public hearing shall be held prior to grant of a Franchise. Notice shall be given by publication at least ten (10) days prior to the public hearing. Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to waive the requirements of other City codes and ordinances regarding permits, fees to be paid, manner of construction or general governance of Franchises.

(b) This chapter shall apply to all Franchises and Franchise renewals granted or renewed by the City. Amendments to the various provisions of this chapter shall further apply, to the extent permitted by applicable federal or State law, to all Franchises granted or renewed prior to the effective date of this and subsequent amendments.

(c) No Cable System shall be allowed to occupy or use the streets, public rights-of-way or public utility easements within the limits of the City or be allowed to operate without a Franchise in accordance with this chapter.