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(a) License or franchise required. No person shall provide competitive telecommunications services within the city, unless a license or franchise has first been granted by the mayor and council pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and unless the license or franchise agreement is in full force and effect. No applications for a license or franchise shall be considered unless the city has first requested proposals in the form and in the manner prescribed by the city. Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to require the granting of any license or franchise when in the opinion of the city it would not be in the public interest to do so.
(b) License or franchise nonexclusive. Any license or franchise granted pursuant to this chapter by the city shall not be exclusive, and the city specifically reserves the right to grant other licenses or franchises to any persons at any time and in any area of the city if the city determines that the granting of additional licenses or franchises are in the public interest.
(c) License or franchise binding. All provisions of this chapter and any license or franchise agreement shall be binding upon the licensee or franchisee, its successors, lessees or assignees.
(Ord. No. 8522, § 1, 6-12-95)