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The franchising authority or its certified public accountant, upon reasonable notice to the grantee, may review such of its books and records at the grantee’s business office, during normal business hours and on a non-disruptive basis, as is reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with the terms of this chapter. Such records shall include, but shall not be limited to, any public records required to be kept by the grantee pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this chapter, the grantee shall not be required to disclose information that it reasonably deems to be proprietary or confidential in nature under state and federal rules of evidence. The franchising authority agrees to treat any information disclosed by the grantee as confidential and only to disclose it to employees, representatives and agents thereof that have a need to know or in order to enforce the provisions of this chapter. The grantee shall not be required to provide subscriber information in violation of § 631 of the Cable Act.
(2013 Code, § 8-6.2) (Ord. 14586, passed 4-13-1998)