Chairman of Council-elect is "officer" within meaning of RCW 42.24.060 and 42.04.010, and may sign vouchers for expenses under RCW 42.24.060 in that capacity. Payment of expenses of Council-elect, incurred pursuant to charter in anticipation of change to council-manager administration, from city treasury is lawful.
AGO 1953 NO. 31 > May 5 1953
EXPENSES OF CITY COUNCIL-ELECT IN SOLICITATION AND CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR POSITION OF CITY MANAGER, AND FOR CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES NECESSARY FOR TRANSITION TO COUNCIL-MANAGER ADMINISTRATION, WHERE CHARTER PROVIDES SUCH ADMINISTRATION TO BE