12.16.060   Special exceptions granted by city council.
   Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter the city council may grant special exceptions on a permanent or temporary basis to the provisions hereof on such terms as the city council may deem appropriate in cases of emergency or unusual circumstances to any person to erect, construct, install, maintain, use or operate poles and overhead lines and associated overhead structures within any underground utility district provided that prior thereto the city council shall have made a finding that granting of such special exception does not violate the general purposes of this chapter, will not be detrimental to the public interest, welfare, safety, peace or health and that such action will not constitute a grant of special privilege inconsistent with the limitations upon other properties in the underground utility district.
(Ord. 2231 (part), 1965: prior code § 37.206)