The Washington Public Records Act is one of the strongest open government laws in the nation and reflects the desire of Washington citizens to know what their government is doing. A transparent and accessible government is essential to a successful free society, and fosters trust and confidence in government.
Strong “sunshine laws” are crucial to assuring government accountability and transparency. In Washington State, those laws provide for open public records and open public meetings.
Washington’s Attorney General’s Office produced an Open Government Internet Manual (Deskbook) to answer questions about the Public Records Act. The deskbook is a comprehensive, easy-to-read overview intended to help clarify provisions of the law and hopefully prevent future disagreements. This Internet Manual provides a general summary and is not intended to provide a complete discussion of every detail of the Public Records Act or Open Public Meetings Act.
- Ordinance No. 399 Adding a New Chapter 15.28 to Adopt and Provide for Enforcement of WA State Energy Code
- Ordinance No. 398 Amending Civil Service Rules
- Ordinance No. 397-B Amending Civil Service Rules
- Ordinance No. 397-A Adopting the Final Budget of the City for 1986
- Ordinance No. 396-Employee Salaries and Compensation during 1986
- Ordinance No. 396-B Vacating the Adams Street Alley, the Public Right of Way
- Ordinance No. 395 Amending Civil Service Rules
- Ordinance No. 394 Levying General Taxes for 1986
- Ordinance No. 393 Adopting a Codification of all Ordinances - EWMC
- Ordinance No. 391 Annexing Property - the Les Young
- Ordinance No. 389 Changing the Zone for a Parcel of City Property, thereby Amending the Zoning Map
- Ordinance No. 387 Setting Job Description, duties and authority, for Chief of Police
- Ordinance No. 384 Amending Ordinance No. 282 to conform with portions of RCW 58.17
- Ordinance No. 383 Amending Ordinance No. 163, Section VIII, referencing undergrounding of utilities
- Ordinance No. 382 Amending Ordinance No. 234 setting rules for Civil Service
- Ordinance No. 380 Amending Sections of Ordinance No. 359 to bring into compliance with State Law
- Ordinance No. 378 Adopting model general provisions containing definitions and rules of construction
- Ordinance No. 377 Adopting a final City budget for 1985
- Ordinance No. 376 Employee salaries and compensation paid during 1985
- Ordinance No. 374 Creating a Contingency Fund pursuant to RCW 35A.33.145