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(A) Interference with cable service prohibited. Neither the owner of any multiple unit residential dwelling nor his agent or representative shall interfere with the right of any tenant or lawful resident thereof to receive cable service, including, but not limited to, cable installation or maintenance from a cable system regulated by and lawfully operating under a valid and existing franchise issued by the city.
(B) Gratuities and payments to permit service prohibited. Neither the owner of any multiple unit residential dwelling nor his agent or representative shall ask, demand or receive any payment, service or gratuity in any form as a condition for permitting or cooperating with the installation of cable service to the dwelling unit occupied by a tenant or resident requesting cable service.
(C) Penalties and charges to tenants for service prohibited. Neither the owner or any multiple unit residential dwelling nor his agent or representative shall penalize, charge or surcharge a tenant or resident or forfeit or threaten to forfeit any right of such tenant or resident, or discriminate in any way against such tenant or resident who requests or receives cable service from a grantee operating under a valid and existing franchise issued by the city.
(D) Reselling service prohibited. No person shall resell, without the expressed, written consent of both the grantee and the city, any cable service, program or signal transmitted by a cable system operating under a franchise issued by the city.
(E) Protection of property permitted. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person from requiring that cable system facilities conform to laws and regulations and reasonable conditions necessary to protect safety, functioning, and safety of persons or property.
(Ord. 1846, passed 12-7-98)