WSR 99-06-012

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINION


Cite as: AGO 1999 No. 1

[ January 13, 1999 ]

OFFICES AND OFFICERS - CITIES AND TOWNS - COMPENSATION - ELECTIONS Application of prohibition on midterm increases in compensation to city councilmember elected to unexpired term.


1.A person who is elected to an unexpired term on a city council may not constitutionally receive, during the unexpired term, any changes in compensation previously enacted by the council during that term.

The Honorable Mary Margaret Haugen

State Senator, 10th District

Chair, Municipal Research Council

1200 5th Avenue, Suite 1300

Seattle, Washington 98101-1159

Washington State Code Reviser's Office