City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 01
Chapter 01.02
Section 01.02.080

Title 01 General Provisions

Chapter 01.02 General Provisions

Section 01.02.080 “Officer” Defined
  1. An “officer” is an individual who has the authority to act on behalf of, and whose act constitutes the act of, a corporation or other association. “Officer” also includes each member of a governing body invested with power to take action having legal effect.
  1. Such terms as “official,” “manager,” “man­aging agent,” “executive,” and “officer” are generally synonymous and refer to a person acting within the scope of his actual author­ity, which authority partakes of judgment, discretion, or policy, as opposed to clerical or ministerial functions.
  1. Officers of the City include:
  1. members of the city council (Charter Article III);
  1. the mayor, city administrator, and division directors (Charter Article IV; chapter 3.01 SMC);
  1. department heads (chapter 01 SMC);
  1. the city attorney, an assistant city attorney, and a special counsel (Charter section 29, Charter section 32, Charter section 33);
  1. hearing examiner (chapter 17G.050 SMC);
  1. members of the:
    1. building and construction review and examining boards, and hearing officers (chapter 4.06 SMC);
    1. civil service commission (Charter Article VI);
    1. design review board (chapter 4.13 SMC);
    1. human rights commission (chapter 4.10 SMC);
    1. park board (Charter Article V, chapter 4.11 SMC);
    1. plan commission (Charter Article XV, chapter 4.12 SMC); and
    1. urban forestry tree committee when acting within the bounds of jurisdiction in the particular instance.

Date Passed: Monday, October 14, 2019

Effective Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

ORD C35816 Section 1