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17.46.040 Co-located Publication Boxes.

A.  A Person may install a Co-located Publication Box, at the Person’s own expense, in compliance with all of the following conditions:

1.  Placement of the Co-located Publication Box complies with all sections of this Chapter and all required permits have been obtained (per TRN-8.08);

2.  The proposed Co-located Publication Box provides sufficient compartments for distribution of all Publications being distributed within 175 feet of the proposed location for the Co-located Publication Box as of the date of installation of the Co-located Publication Box; and

3.  The Co-located Publication Box permittee agrees in writing as a condition of issuance of a permit to be responsible for ensuring compliance with the maintenance requirements of this Chapter for the Co-Located Publication Box.

4.  A person who installs a Co-located Publication Box may not charge a Distributor for distribution of its Publication from the Co-located Publication Box.

B.  Once a Co-located Publication Box has been installed, no freestanding Publication Boxes may be placed within 175 feet of the Co-located Publication Box.  If the Co-located Publication Box is full, a Distributor who wishes to distribute a Publication at that location may do so by installing, at its own expense, an additional identical Co-located Publication Box immediately adjacent to the existing Co-located Publication Box.  The additional Co-located Publication Box must comply with all other requirements of this chapter for placement of Co-located Publication Box.  Once installed the maintenance and management will be the responsibility of the permittee of the existing Co-located Publication Box.

C.  No permittee of a Co-located Publication Box shall accept anything of value for the display of any speech or image on the Co-located Publication Box.   The Distributor may display the publication within the window to which that box is assigned in the Co-located Publication Box.  The Distributor may also display any speech or image of its choice, limited to no more than 4 inches in height, on each of the following:  the front, side, back and door of the Co-located Publication Box.  No other speech or image may be displayed with the exception of the notice required by, Subsection 17.46.050 B.

D.  Co-located Publication Boxes shall be black in color and the design shall be similar to existing Co-located Publication Boxes installed around Pioneer Courthouse Square.  Co-located Publication Boxes within design districts may be subject to Design Review and through that process may be allowed to vary in standard color or other elements.