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Part Two The Washington Constitution and Commentary, Art.XI County, City, and Township Organization

From: The Washington State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Robert F. Utter, Hugh D. Spitzer

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 October 2021

Article XI of the Washington Constitution was adopted at the 1889 convention without significant discussion or controversy. Since its adoption, Article XI has been amended several times to meet the changing needs of the state and counties. Some sections are very detailed, while others lay out general principles of local government, particularly the principle that municipalities should be created by local residents according to general procedures rather than having to petition the legislature to grant an individual charter for each new entity. Article XI drew its...
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