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Article VIII - Franchises

8.1 Present Franchises
All franchise ordinances and agreements of the City in effect on the effective date of this Charter shall remain in full force and in effect in accordance with the terms and conditions thereof, unless otherwise modified by a subsequent franchise ordinance or agreement.

8.2 Granting of Franchises
(a) The City Council shall grant franchises by ordinance, except as otherwise determined by law.

(b) The City Council may establish procedures and other matters related to the granting of franchises by ordinance.

(c) No franchise shall be granted for longer than twenty years.