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7.12.040 Contents of Franchise.

Each franchise granted by the City shall provide that the legal name and title of the franchisee, including where applicable the names of any members of a co partnership or association to which any franchise may be granted, shall be kept on file in the Bureau and shall be open to public inspection.  Each franchise shall also contain provisions setting forth and requiring that:

A.  Each franchise granted by the City is subject to the Charter of the City of Portland and general ordinance provisions passed pursuant thereto, affecting matters of general City concern and not materially in conflict with the franchisee’s existing contractual rights, then in effect or thereafter made effective.

B.  Each franchise granted by the City shall incorporate by reference Sections 10-201 through 10-218, inclusive, of the Charter of the City of Portland (1942 compilation, as revised in part by subsequent amendments), and made a part of such franchise.

C.  Nothing in any franchise granted by the City shall be deemed to waive the requirements of the various codes and ordinances of the City regarding permits, fees to be paid or the manner of construction.

D.  Franchisees shall comply with all applicable City ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations adopted or established pursuant to the City's lawful authority.

E.  Unless specifically otherwise declared by the City Council, nothing in any franchise granted by the City shall be deemed a waiver by the City of the rights of the City under applicable law.