Section 16.02 Effect of Charter on Existing Laws and Rights.
   (A)    The adoption of this Charter shall not affect any pre-existing rights of the City nor any right, liability, pending suit or prosecution, either on behalf of or against the City or any officer thereof, nor any franchise granted by the City nor pending proceedings for the authorization of public improvements or the levy of assessments therefor. Except as a contrary intent appears in this Charter, all acts of Council of the City including ordinances and resolutions in effect at the date this Charter becomes effective, shall continue in effect until amended or repealed.
   (B)    No action or proceeding pending against the City or an officer thereof shall be abated or affected by the adoption of this Charter. All actions or proceedings shall be prosecuted or defended under the laws in effect at the time they were filed.
(Added 11-3-92)
   (C)   No person elected to an office or position within the City of Mansfield shall serve in that position for more than three (3) successive full terms; however, time spent in an elected office during a term which began prior to December 1993, or to complete an unexpired term, shall not count.
(Amended 11-7-00)