Nothing in this chapter may be construed as an acquiescence in, or ratification of, the occupation of any of the public rights- of-way or public places of the City by any person now occupying the same without legal right, nor may this chapter be construed as conferring the right to occupy any of the public rights-of-way or public places of the City upon any such person now illegally or without authority occupying the same. (Ord. 39-17, 8-21-2017)