(a)   The provisions of this chapter apply to a franchise agreement as if fully set forth in the franchise agreement, and the express terms of this chapter will prevail over conflicting or inconsistent provisions in a franchise agreement, unless such franchise agreement expresses an explicit intent to waive or modify a requirement of this chapter.
   (b)   The provisions of a franchise agreement shall be liberally construed in favor of the city to the extent required to protect and preserve the city’s police power.
   (c)   Except to matters which are governed solely by federal law or regulation, a franchise agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio and its Constitution.
(Ord. 97-2, passed 1-9-1997)