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  78.190.  Ordinances to be on file with city clerk for inspection — franchises — extensions or renewal, to be voted on. — Every ordinance or resolution appropriating money or ordering any street improvement or sewer, or making or authorizing the making of any contract or granting any franchise or right to occupy or use the streets, highways, bridges or public places in the city for any purpose shall be complete in the form in which it is finally passed and shall remain on file with the city clerk for public inspection at least one week before the final passage or adoption thereof.  No franchise or right to occupy or use the streets, highways, bridges, or public places in any city shall be granted, renewed or extended except by ordinances, and every initial franchise or grant for interurban or street railways, gas, or waterworks, electric light or power plants, telegraph or telephone systems or other public service utilities within said city, must be authorized or approved by a majority of the voters voting thereon.  Any extension or renewal shall be subject to voter approval of the majority of the voters voting on the question, pursuant to the provisions of section 88.251.


(RSMo 1939 § 7067, A.L. 1953 p. 268, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1987 S.B. 412)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6917; 1919 § 8384

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