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17.56.005 Definitions.

(Added by Ordinance No. 184957, effective November 25, 2011.)  For the purposes of this Chapter, “public utility” includes any person that installs, constructs, reconstructs, repairs, alters or maintains facilities for the distribution, transmission or collection of sewer, water, gas, petroleum products, steam, electricity, telecommunications, or other services, together with any associated wires, cables, poles, conduits, appliances or apparatus in, on, over, through or in any manner beneath the surface of the streets and that person currently possesses a franchise or privilege granted by the City of Portland or is a City bureau charged with providing such service to the public.