Chapter 3.30


3.30.010    Established.

3.30.020    Purpose – Function and jurisdiction.

3.30.030    Membership – Term.

3.30.040    Meetings – Organization.

3.30.010 Established.

There is established a civil service commission for the police department and fire department. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; added during 1980 codification).

3.30.020 Purpose – Function and jurisdiction.

Pursuant to Chapters 41.08 and 41.12 RCW, the civil service commission shall exercise the powers and perform the duties established by state law in connection with the selection, appointment and employment of firefighters and police officers of the city. (Added during 1980 codification).

3.30.030 Membership – Term.

A. The civil service commission shall consist of three voting members who shall be appointed by the city manager. In addition to the voting members, the city manager may serve, or he may appoint an employee or employees of the city to serve as an ex officio member without authority to vote. Vacancies occurring in any position on the board shall be filled by appointment made by the city manager for the unexpired term.

B. The term of each voting member, unless terminated earlier by the appointing authority, shall be six years and shall expire on May 31 of the last year of the term, or until the member’s successor is appointed and qualifies. The city clerk shall stagger the expiration of the terms of the positions. The ex officio member shall serve at the will of the city manager. (Ord. 03C-06 § 2; Added during 1980 codification).

3.30.040 Meetings – Organization.

The civil service commission shall determine the time and place of its meetings and shall adopt rules and regulations which shall substantially accomplish the purposes of Chapters 41.08 and 41.12 RCW. The rules shall be reduced to writing and a copy filed with the city clerk. The rules may be amended from time to time by the commission. (Added during 1980 codification).


Prior legislation: Ord. 406.