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Title: 5 - Business Regulations

Chapter: 08 - CATV Systems

Section: 80 - Rights reserved to county

A.  Nothing herein shall impair or affect, in any way, to any extent, the right of the county to acquire the property of the grantee, either by purchase or through the exercise of the right of eminent domain, at a fair and just value, which shall not include any amount for the franchise itself or for any of the rights or privileges granted, and nothing herein contained shall be construed to contract away or to modify or abridge, either for a term or in perpetuity, the county\'s right of eminent domain.

B.  There is reserved to the county every fight and power which is required to be herein reserved or provided by any county ordinance, and the grantee, by its acceptance of any franchise agrees to be bound thereby and to comply with any action or requirements of the county in its exercise of such rights or power, heretofore or hereafter enacted or established.

C.  Neither the granting of any franchise hereunder nor any of the provisions contained herein shall be construed to prevent the county from granting any identical, or similar, franchise to any other person, firm or corporation, within all or any portion of the county.

D.  There is reserved to the county the power to amend any section or part of this chapter so as to require additional or greater standards of construction, operation, maintenance or otherwise, on the part of the grantee.

E.  Neither the granting of any franchise nor any provision hereof shall constitute a waiver or bar to the exercise of any governmental right or power of the county.

F.  The board may do all things which are necessary and convenient in the exercise of its jurisdiction under this chapter and may determine any question of fact which may arise during the existence of any franchise granted hereunder. The director of consumer affairs is authorized and empowered to adjust, settle, or compromise any controversy or charge arising from the operations of any grantee under this chapter, either on behalf of the county, the grantee, or any subscriber, in the best interest of the public. Either the grantee, or any member of the public who may be dissatisfied with the decision of the director of consumer affairs may appeal the matter to the board for hearing and determination. The board may accept, reject or modify the decision of the director of consumer affairs, and the board may adjust, settle or compromise any controversy or cancel any charge arising from the operations of any grantee or from any provision of this chapter.

 

(Ord. 72-6 § 8, 1972.)