Chapter 1.04
CHARTER TRANSITION AND IMPLEMENTATION

Sections:

1.04.010    Charter.

1.04.020    Council Member for Commissioner.

1.04.030    Council for Board, Commission.

1.04.040    Rights and Duties under Contracts, etc.

1.04.050    Continued Applicability of State Statutes.

1.04.055    Continued Application of Code Provisions.

1.04.070    Savings Clause.

1.04.080    Emergency.

1.04.010 Charter.

Whenever the word or words "charter", "county charter", or "Snohomish county charter" are hereafter used in this code, they shall mean the charter adopted by the people of Snohomish county on November 4, 1979, and any and all amendments thereto.

(Ord. 80-001, adopted May 1, 1980).

1.04.020 Council Member for Commissioner.

Whenever the word or words "commissioner" or "county commissioner" in the sense that the word or words refer to a member of the board of county commissioners are used in this code, they shall mean a member of the county council as established by the charter.

(Ord. 80-001, adopted May 1, 1980).

1.04.030 Council for Board, Commission.

Whenever the words "board of commissioners," "board of county commissioners," or "board" in the sense that the word refers to the board of county commissioners are used in this code, those words shall mean the county council as established by the charter. The word "council" absent intention that it refers to another body, shall mean the county council.

(Ord. 80-001, adopted May 1, 1980).

1.04.040 Rights and Duties under Contracts, etc.

All rights, discretion, duties, and obligations which are vested in the board of county commissioners under the terms of any contract, compact, condition, agreement, or other document shall hereafter be vested in the county council. Nothing in this section shall be construed in such a manner as to reduce or impair the obligations of any contract.

(Ord. 80-001, adopted May 1, 1980).

1.04.050 Continued Applicability of State Statutes.

All statutes of the state of Washington applicable to counties, insofar as not inconsistent with any term of the charter, shall remain in full force and effect as the law of Snohomish county until abrogated, modified, or amended by action of the council in accord with the charter.

(Ord. 80-001, adopted May 1, 1980).

1.04.055 Continued Application of Code Provisions.

All ordinances, administrative rules and resolutions in force on December 31, 1983, to the extent they are not inconsistent with the provisions of the charter, shall remain in force until amended or repealed. All rights, claims, obligations, proceedings and liabilities either in favor of or against the county, and any criminal proceedings existing on December 31, 1983 shall not be affected by the repeal of article 10 of the charter.

(Added 83-166, § 1, Dec. 19, 1983).

1.04.070 Savings Clause.

If any portion of this chapter is held invalid, such decisions shall have no effect on the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter. The county council hereby declares that it would have adopted this chapter and each part or portion thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more portions, sections, clauses, sentences, phrases, or parts thereof be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

(Ord. 80-001, adopted May 1, 1980).

1.04.080 Emergency.

The county council finds as a fact and states that an emergency exists and that this chapter is necessary for the immediate preservation of public peace, health and safety, and for the support of county government in its existing public institutions, to-wit: This chapter is necessary to avoid claimed illegalities and ambiguities with respect to the powers of the county council under prior law, to legally consider any matter which may come before it, and that this chapter shall be effective immediately.

(Ord. 80-001, adopted May 1, 1980).