A. Conflict. In the event of a conflict between this Chapter and a license or franchise, the provisions of the license or franchise shall control.
B. Construction. The provisions of this Chapter and a license or franchise will be liberally construed in accordance with generally accepted rules of construction to promote the public interest.
C. Consistency. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future tense, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number.