A contract for official advertising shall be let periodically by the Council to the lowest responsible bidder publishing a daily newspaper in the City of Portland and which has a bona fide circulation therein.
The paper to which the award of such advertising is made shall be known and designated as the "City official newspaper."
If the City official newspaper ceases to be published, or for any cause the contract in effect is canceled or terminated, a new contract for the unexpired term of the current contract shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder publishing a daily newspaper as provided in this Charter, and until such new contract is let the Council shall designate a daily newspaper in which all advertising shall be published, which newspaper shall be known and designated for the time being as the "City official newspaper." [May 3, 1913, new sec. 38; rev. 1914, sec. 144; 1928 pub., sec. 144; 1942 recod., sec. 8-101; am. Nov. 6, 1962; am. May 17, 1988.]