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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1978 NO. 20 > Jun 8 1978

Where a city council member in a code city operating under the mayor-council plan of government indicates his or her intent to resign as of a specified date certain in the future, no vacancy will come into existence until the effective date of such resignation; accordingly, the city council may not appoint someone to succeed the resigning member under RCW 35A.12.050 until the effective date of the aforesaid resignation.