A contract for official advertising shall be let periodically
by the Council to the lowest responsible bidder publishing a daily newspaper in
the City of Portland and which has a bona fide circulation therein.
The paper to which the award of such advertising is made shall
be known and designated as the "City official newspaper."
If the City official newspaper ceases to be published, or for
any cause the contract in effect is canceled or terminated, a new contract for
the unexpired term of the current contract shall be let to the lowest
responsible bidder publishing a daily newspaper as provided in this Charter, and
until such new contract is let the Council shall designate a daily newspaper in
which all advertising shall be published, which newspaper shall be known and
designated for the time being as the "City official newspaper." [May 3, 1913,
new sec. 38; rev. 1914, sec. 144; 1928 pub., sec. 144; 1942 recod., sec. 8-101;
am. Nov. 6, 1962; am. May 17, 1988.]