POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 7 Business Licenses Chapter 7.12 Public Service Permits, Franchises and Regulations
7.12.010 Auditor to Keep Record of Franchises.

The Auditor shall keep a separate record of each grantee of a franchise from the City rendering a service to be paid for wholly or in part by users of such service, which record shall show in the case of each such grantee:

A. The true and entire cost of construction, equipment, maintenance, and of the administration and operation thereof; the amount of stock issued, if any; the amount of cash paid in; the number and par value of shares; the amount and character of indebtedness, if any; the rate of taxes; dividends declared; the character and amount of all fixed charges; the allowance, if any, for interest, and for wear and tear or depreciation; all amounts and sources of income;

B. The amount collected annually from the City Treasury and the character and extent of the service rendered therefor to the City;

C. The amount collected annually from other users of the service and the character and extent of the service rendered therefor to them.  Such books of record shall be open to public examination at any time during the business hours of the Auditor’s Office.  Such information, in addition to any further data which may be required by the Auditor, under the City Charter, shall be furnished by the grantees or holders of such franchises to the Auditor upon his request, and at such grantees’ own cost and expense.

In case any grantee or holder of a franchise fails or refuses to furnish such information when required so to do, on behalf of the City, the City Attorney shall petition the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for Multnomah County to compel such grantee or holder to furnish the information required herein and to pay the costs of the proceedings in said Court.