WSR 00-08-026


[ Filed March 27, 2000, 3:45 p.m. ]



The Washington Attorney General issues formal published opinions in response to requests by the heads of state agencies, state legislators, and county prosecuting attorneys. When it appears that individuals outside the Attorney General's Office have information or expertise that will assist in the preparation of a particular opinion, a summary of that opinion request will be published in the state register. If you are interested in commenting on a request listed in this volume of the register, you should notify the Attorney General's Office of your interest by April 26, 2000. This is not the due date by which comments must be received. However, if you do not notify the Attorney General's Office of your interest in commenting on an opinion request by April 26, 2000, the opinion may be issued before your comments have been received. You may notify the Attorney General's Office of your intention to comment by calling (360) 586-4218, or by writing to the Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 40100, Olympia, WA 98504-0100. When you notify the office of your intention to comment, you will be provided with a copy of the opinion request in which you are interested; information about the Attorney General's Opinion process; information on how to submit your comments; and a due date by which your comments must be received to ensure that they are fully considered.

The Attorney General's Office seeks public input on the following opinion request(s).

00-03-05 Request by: State Representative Jeff Gombosky, 3rd Legislative District
State Representative Duane Sommers, 6th Legislative District

Can the city of Spokane legally conduct a special election to elect a new mayor at its currently scheduled election in November 2000, in light of Proposition 2, a set of amendments to the city charter which adopted a "strong mayor" form of government, and in light of RCW 29.13.020, which calls for municipal elections to be held on odd-numbered years?

Washington State Code Reviser's Office