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MRSC's Quick Guides for Newly Elected Officials

MRSC's Quick Guides for Newly Elected Officials

January is the month newly elected officials take office across Washington State. MRSC offers a Quick Guide for County and a Quick Guide for City officials to help prepare them for the challenges of governing. 

In Focus

A Potential Turning Point in How Cities Treat the Homeless A recent federal ruling is driving cities to revisit their local ordinances and methods of reducing homelessness. More from Governing. December 18, 2018

Tools and Resources

Roles and Responsibilities of Local Government Leaders

This page provides an overview of the powers of the legislative and executive branches of cities and counties in Washington State, along with practical tips for avoiding conflicts.

 

Council/Board of Commissioners Rules of Procedure

This page provides an overview and examples of city council and county commission rules of procedure for selected jurisdictions in Washington State.