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Section 10-108 Orders, Rules, and Regulations.

The Council shall have power to make all orders, rules and regulations necessary or appropriate to carry into effect the powers granted and to make the same effective by penalties and forfeitures, and upon failure by any franchise holder to comply with any of the requirements of Section 10-107, 10-216, 10-213 or 10-214 of this Charter for a period of thirty (30) days after notice, the Council shall have power to declare by ordinance a forfeiture of the franchise under which any person or corporation so failing to comply is operating a public utility within the City of Portland.

Every such order, rule or regulation of the Council shall take effect at a time to be therein specified, and shall continue in force until modified or abrogated by the Council or modified, suspended or set aside by the decree or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.

Whenever any person or corporation against whom any rule, order or regulation is directed, as provided by the foregoing subdivision shall believe an order to be unjust or unreasonable, such person or corporation may test its justice or reasonableness by a proper action in the courts commenced within thirty (30) days after service of any such order, rule or regulation, and in such action such further order may be entered in the premises as shall be warranted by the facts developed upon the trial and the law applicable thereto. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 64; rev. 1914, sec. 158; 1928 pub., sec. 158; 1942 recod., sec. 10-109; rev. Nov. 8, 1966.]