For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CITY. City of Glendale.
   CITY MANAGER. The City Manager or his or her designee.
   DEPARTMENT. Public Works Department.
   EXCAVATION. Digging, scooping, hollowing out, or other removal of soil or earth.
   PERMITTEE. The person authorized to make excavation in public right-of-way, including the person who seeks to have the excavation made and his or her agent.
   PERSON. A natural person; a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or any other entity in law or fact.
   PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT. Any street, sidewalk, curb, gutter, sewer line, or other public improvement which is located in public right-of-way, and which will be dedicated or otherwise transferred to the city at the time the improvement is completed, or any other improvement over which the city has regulatory authority.
   PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY. Any real property owned by the city that is used for the free and unimpeded passage of the public; any lesser interest in real property held by the city which contains a grant for the free and unimpeded access by the public across the property. PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY include, but are not limited to, streets, roads, highways, bridges, alleys, sidewalks, public trails and paths, and all other easements which provide the public with a right of access or give the city the right to construct, maintain, repair, and operate a public improvement. As used in this chapter, PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY include subsurface and air space over the property.
   PUBLIC UTILITIES. Any person, firm, corporation, company, board, or commission, whether public or private, which owns, possesses, maintains, or otherwise has control of any poles, wires, cables, conduits, pipelines, or other fixtures over, on, or under public streets, alleys, places, or public easements within the city.
(Ord. 02-2001, passed 1-8-2000)