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Section 10-208 Effective Date.

No franchise shall take effect until sixty (60) days after its passage unless it shall receive a majority of the votes cast thereon at a referendum election held for that purpose within a less time. The filing of a petition for referendum shall defer the taking effect of a franchise until after the election. A petition signed by two thousand (2,000) registered voters shall be sufficient to call a referendum upon any franchise ordinance. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 74; rev. 1914, sec. 173; 1928 pub., sec. 173; 1942 recod., sec. 10-208.]