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Washington Cities Have More Powers Than We Think

Washington Cities Have More Powers Than We Think

August 25, 2016  by  Hugh Spitzer
Category:  Classification Guest Author

Optional municipal code (code) and first class (charter) cities in Washington have many more powers than we think. City officials and their lawyers frequently wrestle with whether they have sufficient authority to do one thing or another, and then run to the legislature for express permission. But that’s often not necessary.

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