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Any service provider or other party asserting a claim for preemption or exemption from a requirement of this chapter, permit, franchise, or order shall first present the same to the administering officer, with any supporting factual and/or legal arguments. The administering officer shall render a decision thereon within thirty days of receipt of written assertion of preemption or exemption. Such decision shall be made in consultation with the city’s legal staff, and appealable to the full council for review de novo. The intent of this provision is to provide a quick and efficient means of understanding and resolving problems arising with respect to any permit or use or occupancy of the right-of-way, consistent with the objectives of this chapter and other applicable laws.

(Ord. 1133 § 1, 2001)