City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 03
Chapter 03.01A
Section 03.01A.610

Title 03 Administration and Personnel

Chapter 03.01A Executive and Administrative Organization

Article III. Quasi-Departments

Section 03.01A.610 Spokane Public Library
  1. The Spokane public library, although an agency of the City of Spokane, is a separate statutory entity under chapter 27.12 RCW and other laws for certain purposes. As provided by state law, the board of trustees of the Spokane public library is the governing body of the municipal library system. The director of the library is the librarian, who is employed by and responsible to the board of trustees of the Spokane public library for all aspects of library administration and operation. By agreement the City performs budgeting, accounting and personnel administration services for the library.
  2. Whenever this code refers to “mayor” or “city council”, such terms shall mean “librarian” and “library board of trustees”, respectively, with respect to library matters. The term “employee” includes an employee of the Spokane public library, unless otherwise provided.
  3. Nothing in this code precludes the library board of trustees from adopting personnel, procurement, contracting and other policies pursuant to the authority of state law, including chapter 27.12 RCW and, specifically, RCW 27.12.210.

Date Passed: Monday, April 8, 2013

Effective Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ORD C34964 Section 2