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(A) This chapter shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable laws.
(B) In the event that the state or federal government discontinues preemption in any area of cable communications over which it currently exercises jurisdiction in a manner as to expand rather than limit municipal regulatory authority, the grantor may, if it so elected, adopt rules and regulations in accordance with its police powers in such areas to the extent permitted by applicable laws.
(C) This chapter shall apply to all franchises granted or renewed after the effective date of this chapter. This chapter shall further apply to the extent permitted by applicable laws to all existing franchises granted prior to the effective date of this chapter.
(D) The rights of all grantees are subject to the policing powers of the city to adopt and enforce ordinances necessary to the health, safety and welfare of the public. All grantees shall comply with all applicable laws enacted by the city pursuant to that power.
(E) No grantee shall be relieved of its obligation to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter or any franchise granted pursuant to this chapter by reason of any failure of the city to enforce prompt compliance.
(F) This chapter and any franchise granted pursuant to this chapter shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the substantive laws of the city, the state and applicable federal laws, including the Cable Act.
(G) This chapter complies with the state’s franchise standards contained in M.S. § 238.084, as may be amended from time to time.
(H) The grantee and the city shall conform to state laws and rules regarding cable communications not later than one year after they become effective, unless otherwise staled, and shall conform to federal laws and regulations regarding cable communications as they become effective.
(Ord. 78, passed 10-13-1997)