Chapter 2.06


2.06.010    Office created.

2.06.020    Clerk – Appointment.

2.06.030    Clerk – Duties.

2.06.035    Clerk as public records officer.

*    Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 3169 repealed and reenacted this chapter. Prior to its repeal and reenactment, the chapter was based on the provisions of Ords. 2426, 2677, 2856 and 2905.

2.06.010 Office created.

The office of city clerk is established and created. (Ord. 3169 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017).

2.06.020 Clerk – Appointment.

The city clerk shall be appointed by the city manager, to serve at the pleasure of the city manager. In the absence or vacancy of the city clerk position, the city manager may appoint an acting city clerk to perform all duties of the city clerk as provided in this chapter. The city clerk shall have a minimum of three years’ experience in duties related to the position, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which equips the person with the knowledge and skills required to perform the job. The compensation to be paid to the city clerk shall be fixed by the council in the yearly budget. (Ord. 3169 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017).

2.06.030 Clerk – Duties.

The duties of the city clerk shall be as set out in RCW Title 35, and as specifically set out in RCW 35.23.121, as now or later amended, and any other duties as required by statute or city ordinance. The powers, duties and responsibilities of the city clerk shall be subject to the direction and supervision of the city manager. The powers, duties and responsibilities of the city clerk include city-wide records management. (Ord. 3169 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017).

2.06.035 Clerk as public records officer.

The city clerk shall serve as the city’s public records officer, whose responsibility is to serve as a point of contact for members of the public in requesting disclosure of public records and to oversee the city’s compliance with the public records disclosure requirements of Chapter 42.17 RCW (Public Records Act). The city clerk shall take steps reasonably calculated to provide notice to the public of the name and contact information of the city’s public records officer. (Ord. 3169 § 1 (Exh. A), 2017).