Chapter 1.16


1.16.010    Adoption.

1.16.020    Effective date.

1.16.030    City council positions.

1.16.040    Existing city laws and regulations.

1.16.010 Adoption.

There is adopted for the city of Lynnwood, Washington, the classification of noncharter code city, retaining the mayor-council plan of government under which the city is presently operated, as provided in Chapter 35A.12 RCW, endowed with all the applicable rights, powers, privileges, duties, and obligations of a noncharter code city as the same now exists, or may be provided hereafter, including any and all supplements, amendments, or other modifications of said RCW title hereafter at any time enacted. (Ord. 619 § 1, 1971)

1.16.020 Effective date.

The city clerk is authorized and directed to forward to the Secretary of State a certified copy of the ordinance codified in this chapter for filing pursuant to RCW 35A.02.040, as amended, October 17, 1971, and upon which filing the city shall thereafter be classified as a noncharter code city as herein provided. (Ord. 619 § 2, 1971)

1.16.030 City council positions.

The city council shall continue to hold office until their successors are elected and qualified at the next biennial municipal elections to be conducted as provided in Chapter 35A.29 RCW. The four existing city council positions, including the position of councilman at large, which terms will expire January 10, 1972, shall be elected for four-year terms in the 1971 municipal elections. The three existing city council positions which terms expire January 14, 1974, shall be elected for new four-year terms in the 1973 municipal elections. Thereafter the requisite number of city council positions shall be filled by election biennially as the terms of their predecessors expire and shall serve for terms of four years. The positions to be filled on the city council shall be designated by consecutive numbers and shall be dealt with as separate offices for all election purposes as provided by Chapter 35A.29 RCW. (Ord. 619 § 3, 1971)

1.16.040 Existing city laws and regulations.

All ordinances, resolutions, and orders adopted under the third class city classification, where not in conflict with state law, shall continue in force until repealed or amended by the city council under the newly adopted optional municipal code classification of noncharter code city under the mayor-council form of government. (Ord. 619 § 4, 1971)