Except as prohibited by federal law, a franchisee shall be subject to penalties and forfeitures under this chapter, and its request for approval of a rate may be denied if it:
   (A)   Knowingly submits false or fraudulent information to the city in connection with any rate proceeding;
   (B)   Fails to comply with any lawful order or request of the city, including, but not limited to, a request for information or an order setting rates; or
   (C)   Evades or attempts to evade federal or local rate regulation, providing that filing for approval of a rate that is later determined to be unreasonable is not in and of itself an evasion of federal or local rate regulation.
(Ord. 93-44, passed 9-19-93)