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In addition to any required franchise fees, and notwithstanding any other payment required by this chapter or the license or franchise agreement, when necessary to aid in the analysis of matters relating to the system, including, but not limited to, rate investigations and regulation, technical standards, construction supervision or market surveys in the city, the city shall be entitled to employ the services of a consultant to assist and advise the city manager and the mayor and council. All reasonable fees of the consultant incurred by the city in this regard shall be shared equally by the licensee or franchisee and the city, regardless of the nature or outcome of any specific matter under consideration. The terms of this section shall not apply to any research cost incurred by the city in connection with the right of the city to purchase the system.
(Ord. No. 8522, § 1, 6-12-95)