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(a) To maximize public and employee safety, to minimize visual clutter of aerial plant, and to minimize the amount of trenching and excavation in and along city streets and sidewalks for underground plant, telecommunications companies licensed hereunder shall make every commercially reasonable effort to interconnect or to collectively "bundle" compatible facilities within the right-of-way subject to the engineering requirements of the owners of utility poles and other facilities used by the licensee or franchisee.
(b) In the event of a dispute between licensees or franchisees regarding compatibility of facilities or reasonableness of interconnection requirements, the matter shall be submitted to the city manager or the city manager's designee for determination, whose decision shall be final and binding upon the respective licensees or franchisees; however, this section shall not govern disputes between a licensee or franchisee under this chapter and a licensee or franchisee of the city who does not provide competitive telecommunications service.
(Ord. No. 8522, § 1, 6-12-95)