Section 18.1 Vested Rights and Liabilities Continued.
   After the effective date of this Charter, the City shall be vested with all property, moneys, contracts, rights, credits, effects, and the records, files, books, and papers belonging to it under and by virtue of its previous Charter. No right or liability, contract, lease, or franchise, either in favor of or against the City, and no suit or prosecution of any character, shall be affected in any manner by any change resulting from the adoption of this Charter, but the same shall stand or proceed, as if no change had been made. All debts and liabilities of the City shall continue to be its debts and liabilities, and all debts to it and fines and penalties, imposed and existing at the time of such change, shall be collected by the City. All trusts, established for any Municipal purpose, shall be continued in accordance with the terms thereof, subject to the cy pres doctrine.