Chapter 2.04


2.04.010    Established – Composition – Terms.

2.04.020    Salary.

2.04.030    Mayor pro tempore.

2.04.040    Repealed.

2.04.010 Established – Composition – Terms.

Pursuant to chapter 35A.12 RCW, the government of the city of Sumner shall be vested in an elected mayor and an elected council consisting of seven members. The mayor and council shall be elected for four-year terms and shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified. The requisite number of councilmen shall be elected bi-annually as the terms of their predecessors expire. 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 in RCW 35A.29.105. (Ord. 1227 § 1, 1983)

2.04.020 Salary.

The salary for the mayor and the city council shall henceforth be established by the Sumner salary commission as established in chapter 2.85 SMC. (Ord. 2180 § 1, 2006)

2.04.030 Mayor pro tempore.

A. At the first meeting in January, following a city council election, the members of the city council shall, by majority vote, designate one of their members as deputy mayor for a term of one year. In the event the deputy mayor vacates his/her council position, or is unable to perform the duties of deputy mayor, then the members of the city council, at the first meeting following the occurrence of the vacancy, shall by majority vote designate a deputy mayor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the deputy mayor.

B. In the absence or temporary disability of the mayor, the deputy mayor shall perform the duties of the mayor, except that the deputy mayor shall not have the power to appoint or remove any officer or employee, or to veto any ordinance. (Ord. 2072 § 1, 2004: Ord. 1723 § 1, 1995; Ord. 1629 §§ 1, 2, 1994)

2.04.040 Standing committees.

Repealed by Ord. 1790. (Ord. 1667 §§ 1, 2, 1995)


For statutory provisions regarding the compensation of the city council, see RCW 35A.13.040.