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Ordinance No. 00417

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 City Council meeting minutes of July 17 2006

 

ORDINANCE NO. 417

 

AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, adopting the powers of initiative and referendum for the qualified electors of the City.

   WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, passed Resolution No. 2006-6 on March 20, 2006, stating its intent to adopt the powers of initiative and referendum for the qualified electors of the City as provided in RCW Chapter 35A.11.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN as Follows:
Section 1.      A new Chapter 1.29 entitled ?Initiative and Referendum? is hereby added to the Lakewood Municipal Code to read as follows:
 
1.29.010
   Power of Initiative and Referendum Adopted.
 
The City of Lakewood hereby adopts the powers of initiative and referendum for the qualified electors to the City as provided pursuant to RCW 35A.11.080 through 35A.11.100.  Such powers are to be exercised as provided in the above referenced sections of the Revised Code of Washington as they now exist or may be amended from time to time and said sections are hereby incorporated in full by this reference.
 
Section 2.      Severability.  If any portion of this Ordinance or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the Ordinance or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.
 
Section 3.      Effective Date.  That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect five (5) days after publication of the Ordinance Summary.
    
ADOPTED by the City Council this 17th day of July, 2006.
                           
CITY OF LAKEWOOD
 
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Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor
Attest:
  
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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk
 
Approved as to Form:
  
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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney