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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

15.24.130 VIOLATIONS.

(a) It is unlawful for any person to construct, install or maintain within any public street in the City, or within any public property of the City, or within any privately owned area within the City which has not yet become a public street on any tentative subdivision map approved by the City, any equipment or facilities for distributing any television signals or radio signals through a Cable System, unless a Franchise authorizing such use of such street or property or area has first been obtained, and unless such Franchise is in full force and effect.

(b) It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to make any unauthorized connection, whether physically, electrically, acoustically, inductively or otherwise, with any part of the Cable System within this City for the purpose of enabling himself or others to receive any television signal, radio signal, picture, program or sound, without payment to the Grantee of said System.

(c) It is unlawful for any person, without the consent of the owner, to willfully tamper with, remove or injure any cables, wires or equipment used for distribution of television signals, radio signals, pictures, programs or sound.

Violations of this chapter are misdemeanors or infractions as charged pursuant to Chapter 1.04.