Section 10.01. Franchises Required.
Except as otherwise provided by law, no person, firm, or corporation shall place or maintain any permanent or semi-permanent fixtures, in, over, upon, or under any street or public place for the purpose of operating a public utility or for any other purpose, without a franchise therefor from the city. A franchise shall be granted only by ordinance, which shall not be an emergency ordinance. Every ordinance granting a franchise shall contain all the terms and conditions of the franchise. The grantee shall bear the cost of publication of the franchise ordinance and shall make a sufficient deposit with the clerk to guarantee publication before the ordinance is passed.