Chapter 3.28
LEGISLATIVE INFLUENCE

Sections:

3.28.010    Certain city officials and employees authorized to influence legislation.

3.28.020    Private contracts permitted if approved by city council.

3.28.030    Meetings and monthly reports by council and administration.

3.28.010 Certain city officials and employees authorized to influence legislation.

The mayor, members of the city council, and all employees under the direction of the mayor, are authorized to attempt to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by the Legislature of the state, or the adoption or rejection of any rule, standard, rate or other legislative enactment of any state agency under the State Administrative Procedures Acts, Chapter 34.04 RCW, and may do so as directed by the mayor and shall be construed to be on official city business when engaging therein. Further, such funds as are currently appropriated within the various departments for travel and related expenses are authorized for use for this purpose as well as such additional funds as may from time to time be appropriated by the city council. [Ord. 8742 § 1, 1979].

3.28.020 Private contracts permitted if approved by city council.

Activities authorized in BMC 3.28.010 may be performed by private persons, firms or corporations; provided, that each such contract shall be approved by the city council, as a condition precedent to its implementation. [Ord. 8742 § 2, 1979].

3.28.030 Meetings and monthly reports by council and administration.

Prior to each legislative session, the council and administration shall meet to discuss the legislative position of the city, and during legislative sessions the council and administration shall make a monthly report outlining lobby efforts and estimated costs of such lobbying. [Ord. 8742 § 3, 1979].