The authority shall exercise reasonable discretion in acting on applications of utilities for permits to occupy high-speed rail property for longitudinal locations of facilities, as may be required for the proper discharge of their services to the public. The authority may, however, refuse to grant an application for a longitudinal installation that would be inconsistent with public safety or the continued unobstructed use of the high-speed rail property for rail or vehicular traffic, or for any type of utility structure inconsistent with the aesthetic values of any landscaped high-speed rail property within, or approaching within, one mile of the limits of any city.
(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 35, Sec. 7. (SB 85) Effective June 27, 2013.)
Terms Used In California Public Utilities Code 185509
- Authority: means the High-Speed Rail Authority. See California Public Utilities Code 185012
- City: includes city and county and "incorporated town" but does not include "unincorporated town" or "village. See California Public Utilities Code 19
- High-speed rail: means intercity passenger rail service that utilizes an alignment and technology that makes it capable of sustained speeds of 200 miles per hour or greater. See California Public Utilities Code 185012