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The City has a Council-Manager form of government. The voters elect seven at-large part-time City Councilmembers. The Council chooses a City Manager to oversee the business of the City. The City Council derives its powers from the laws and Constitution of the State of Washington. All seven City Council positions are elected for terms of four years. All receive a monthly salary.

The Mayor is elected by the City Council to serve a two-year term. The Mayor presides at City Council meetings and represents the City at various ceremonial functions and at community and intergovernmental meetings. This position does not exercise veto power. The Deputy Mayor is also elected from within the City Council and serves a two-year term. The Deputy Mayor presides over meetings during the absence of the Mayor.

The City Council serves as the legislative and governing body of the City of Woodinville . It is responsible for establishing City policies and goals. The City Council has the authority to adopt laws, ordinances, and resolutions as needed to conduct the business of the City, and by ordinance, may enter into contracts or intergovernmental agreements to furnish and receive services, or to provide for cooperative service delivery. Most City ordinances are codified into the Woodinville Municipal Code. The WMC is available on-line through the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC).

The City Council appropriates from the city treasury the funds needed to conduct the business of the City. City staff submits a budget for Council review and approval. The biennial budget establishes spending levels within the various City funds.

Members of the City's Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety Commission and Tree Board are appointed by the City Council.

The City Council hires a City Manager to administer the daily operations of the organization.

Eligibility Requirements for City Council

City of Woodinville residents interested in filing for City Council positions are required to submit a Declaration of Candidacy. The filing period is published by King County Elections and the Washington Secretary of State's Offices.

At time of filing for a Declaration of Candidacy (for Woodinville City Council), candidates must be a registered voter and be a city resident for a period of at least one year before the upcoming General election.


Page last modified: January 26, 2015

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