Section 1: Name

The corporate name of this City shall be Spokane, Washington, hereinafter referred to in this Charter as the “City” or the “City of Spokane.”

Effective Date: March 25, 2009
Ordinance C34385 Section 1

Section 2: Boundaries

The boundaries of the City shall be the same as at present and they may be changed in the manner provided by law.

Effective Date: 1910

Section 3: Powers, Rights and Liabilities

By and in the corporate name, the City shall have perpetual succession; shall have and exercise all powers, functions, rights, and privileges now or hereafter given or granted to, and shall be subject to all the duties, obligations, liabilities, and limitations now or hereafter imposed upon, municipal corporations of the first class, by the constitution and laws of the State of Washington; and shall have and exercise all other powers, functions, rights and privileges usually exercised by, or which are incidental to, or inhere in, municipal corporations of like character and degree.

Effective Date: 1910

Section 4: Powers – How Exercised

All power of the City, unless otherwise provided in this Charter, shall be exercised by the mayor and city council in a strong-mayor form of government. They shall be subject to the control and direction of the people at all times by the initiative, referendum, and recall provided for in this Charter.

Effective Date: March 25, 2009
Ordinance C34385 Section 2