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Privilege Granted For Laying Pipes.
Privileges Subject to All Rules of Department.
Street Lighting—Bids Required.
Privilege Limited to Underground Work.
No Value Attached to Privilege.
Privilege Not Transferable.
Right of Amendment or Repeal—Protection of Rights.
Consent Required of Privilege Holders.
Failure to Comply With Terms-Forfeiture.
The privilege is hereby granted to any person, firm or corporation, organized under the laws of the State of California, to lay down, maintain and operate in the public streets and thoroughfares of the City and County of San Francisco, pipes, wires and conduits, and connections therewith, so far as may be necessary for introducing into and supplying said city and its inhabitants with gas and electricity for lighting, heating and power purposes, upon the terms and conditions set forth in Section 671 to 680, inclusive, of this Article.
The privileges hereby granted are subject to the provisions of all ordinances of the Board of Supervisors of said City and County and all regulations of the Department of Public Works relating to the opening of streets, and the grantees hereunder in accepting said privileges expressly consent to regulation by such ordinances and rules now in effect or which may hereafter be adopted.
Whenever the Board of Supervisors shall advertise for bids for street lighting or for other service to the municipal government within the purview of this Article, all persons, firms or corporations exercising privileges granted hereunder within 300 feet of the location for which such service is sought shall submit bids for furnishing such service.
The privileges herein conferred are limited to the laying of underground pipes, wires, conduits and service connections, and nothing herein contained shall be construed as conferring upon the grantee the right to erect poles or wires or in any way maintain overhead construction. All pipes or conduits shall be laid in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Works now in effect or which may hereafter be adopted.
In the event that the City and County of San Francisco shall elect at any time to take over and operate as a public utility the business of supplying gas or electricity for heating, lighting, power and other purposes to its inhabitants, and should acquire by condemnation proceedings, or otherwise, the plant and distributing system of any grantee hereunder, no value whatever shall be attached, in said proceedings, to the rights and privileges conferred by this Article, nor shall any value be attached thereto at any time for rate fixing purposes.
The rights and privileges granted by this Article shall not be transferred except by and with the consent of the Board of Supervisors.
The Board of Supervisors expressly reserves the right to amend or repeal this Article, provided that rights which may have vested hereunder prior to said repeal or amendment through the actual installation of pipes, wires and conduits shall not be affected by such repeal or amendment. Provided, further, however, that the Board of Supervisors may, by general ordinance, compel the removal of all pipes and conduits used for any of the purposes herein set forth, from the roadways of the streets, and their replacement beneath sidewalk areas.
Any person, firm or corporation electing to exercise the privileges herein granted, shall, prior to said exercise, file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors a written notification that they have accepted the terms of this Article and elect to proceed hereunder.
If any person, firm or corporation exercising the privilege or privileges granted by this Article shall fail to fully and faithfully carry out all and any terms or conditions herein imposed upon the exercise of such grant, all such privileges shall thereupon, as to such person, firm or corporation, be terminated and forfeited and the Board of Supervisors may, by resolution, direct the removal of any or all works of such person, firm or corporation installed under authority of this Article.