Chapter 35.22 RCW

FIRST-CLASS CITIES

Sections
Laws governing.
Mode of exercising powers, functions and duties.
Cities having ten thousand or more population may frame charter for own government.
Election of freeholders to frame charter.
Election of freeholders in cities of three hundred thousand or more populationDesignation of positions.
Submission of charterPublication.
Election on adoption of charterNotice.
Conduct of elections.
Form of ballot.
Certificates of election to officers.
Authentication of charter.
Petition for submission of charter amendment.
Requisites of petitionEffect of favorable vote.
New or revised charterPetitionFreeholders.
Submission of new charter.
Election on adoption of new charter.
Publication of proposed charter.
Conduct of elections.
Effect of favorable vote.
Powers of cities adopting charters.
Legislative powers of charter cityWhere vestedDirect legislation.
Compensation and hours of mayor and elected officials.
Separate designation of councilmembers in certain first-class cities.
Repeal of separate designation.
First-class mayor-council citiesTwelve councilmembers.
First-class mayor-council citiesSeven councilmembers.
Specific powers enumerated.
City and town license fees and taxes on financial institutions.
City license fees or taxes on certain business activities to be at a single uniform rate.
Association of sheriffs and police chiefs.
Nonpolluting power generation by individualExemption from regulationAuthorization to contract with utility.
Hydroelectric resourcesSeparate legal authorityCreation by irrigation districts and cities, towns, or public utility districts.
Publication of ordinances or summaryPublic notice of hearings and meeting agendas.
Additional powersAuditoriums, art museums.
Leasing of land for auditoriums, etc.
Conveyance or lease of space above real property or structures or improvements.
Department for administration, etc., of property incident to civic centerCreation authorizedSupervisionAuthority.
Cesspools, filling ofRemoval of debris, etc.
Collection of cost of filling cesspools, etc.
Radio communication.
StreetsRailroad franchises in, along, over, and across.
UtilitiesCollective bargaining with employees.
UtilitiesWage adjustments.
Nuclear thermal power facilitiesJoint development with public utility districts and electrical companies.
Public transportation systems in municipalitiesFinancing.
WardsDivision of city.
WharvesCity may let wharves or privileges thereon.
Municipal airport located in unincorporated areaSubject to county comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances.
Criminal code repeals by city operating municipal courtAgreement covering costs of handling resulting criminal casesArbitration.
Omnibus grant of powers to first-class cities.
Diversion of local improvement moneys prohibitedRefund of excess.
Bonds voted by peopleTransfer of excess to redemption fund.
Liability for violations of RCW 35.22.580 or 35.22.590.
Police officersAppointment without regard to residence authorized.
Public works or improvementsLimitations on work by public employeesSmall works rosterPurchase of reused or recycled materials or products.
Public works or improvementsInapplicability of RCW 35.22.620 to certain agreements relating to water pollution control, solid waste handling facilities.
Public works or improvementsCost amountsHow determined.
Public works or improvementsLow bidder claiming errorProhibition on later bid for same project.
Public works or improvementsElectrical distribution and generating systemsCustomer may contract with qualified electrical contractor.
Public works or improvementsMinority business, employeesContract, contents.
Child care facilitiesReview of need and demandAdoption of ordinances.
Residential care facilitiesReview of need and demandAdoption of ordinances.
Conditional and special use permit applications by parties licensed or certified by the department of social and health services or the department of correctionsMediation prior to appeal required.
First-class cities subject to limitations on moratoria, interim zoning controls.
Planning regulationsCopies provided to county assessor.
Conformance with chapter 43.97 RCW required.
Purchase of electric power and energy from joint operating agency.
Liberal construction.
NOTES:
Accident claims against: RCW 35.31.020.
Actions against
public corporations: RCW 4.08.120.
state: Chapter 4.92 RCW.
Actions by in corporate name: RCW 4.08.110.
Advancement in classification: RCW 35.06.010.
Annexation of federal areas: RCW 35.13.185.
Bond issues by proxy: Chapter 35.36 RCW.
Charters
provisions on local improvements superseded: RCW 35.43.030.
subject to general laws: State Constitution Art. 11 § 10 (Amendment 40).
Classification as: RCW 35.01.010.
Discrimination, administrative remedies authorized: RCW 49.60.330.
Employment of legal interns: RCW 35.21.760.
Harbor improvements, joint planning authorized: RCW 88.32.240, 88.32.250.
Health officer, birth and death records, furnishing of, fees: RCW 70.58.107.
Inhabitants at time of organization: RCW 35.01.010.
Judgment against local governmental entity, enforcement: RCW 6.17.080.
Limitations on indebtedness: State Constitution Art. 7 § 2 (Amendments 55, 59), Art. 8 § 6 (Amendment 27), chapter 39.36 RCW, RCW 84.52.050.
Local improvement
bonds: Chapters 35.43 through 35.48 RCW.
bonds, collection of assessments: RCW 35.49.010.
laws superseded: RCW 35.43.030.
Lost and found property: Chapter 63.21 RCW.
Municipal transportation systems, budget by transportation commission: RCW 35.32A.010.
Officers
salaries of, not to be changed during term: State Constitution Art. 11 § 8 (Amendment 57).
vacancies not to be extended: State Constitution Art. 11 § 8 (Amendment 57).
Organization under general laws required: State Constitution Art. 11 § 10 (Amendment 40).
Parking, off-street facilities: Chapter 35.86 RCW.
Police
regulations, enforcement of: State Constitution Art. 11 § 11.
relief and pensions in first-class cities: Chapter 41.20 RCW.
Public funds
deposited with treasurer: State Constitution Art. 11 § 15.
use of, by official, a felony: State Constitution Art. 11 § 14.
Public health pooling fund: Chapter 70.12 RCW.
Retirement and pensions: Chapter 41.28 RCW.
Roadways, elevated, authority to construct: RCW 35.85.010.
Sanitary fills: RCW 35.73.010.
Service of summons on, personal service: RCW 4.28.080.
Sidewalks, construction and reconstruction, generally: Chapter 35.69 RCW.
Streets and alleys, grades at high elevation, drainage impractical on private abutting land, effect: Chapter 35.73 RCW.
Subways, authority to construct: RCW 35.85.050.
Taxes, collection by county treasurer: RCW 36.29.100, 36.29.110.
Tunnels, authority to construct: RCW 35.85.050.
Unclaimed property in hands of city police: Chapter 63.32 RCW.
Viaducts, authority to construct: RCW 35.85.010.
Vital statistics, primary registration district: RCW 70.58.010.
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