Vancouver Municipal Code (VMC)

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City Charter

Chapter 2.03 DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW SERVICES
2.03.010 Established
2.03.020 Officials designated--Responsibilities
2.03.025 Community development functions
2.03.030 Director--Duties
Chapter 2.04 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
2.04.010 Created
Chapter 2.07 COMPENSATION
2.07.010 Councilmembers
2.07.015 Mayor Pro Tempore
2.07.020 Mayor
Chapter 2.10 DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES
2.10.010 Establishment
2.10.020 Director--Powers
2.10.030 Director--Duties
Chapter 2.12 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
2.12.010 Purpose and declaration of policy
2.12.020 Definitions
2.12.030 Declaration of emergency
2.12.040 Authorized emergency orders
2.12.050 Notice of declarations of emergency and emergency orders
2.12.060 Designation of manager of emergency services and executive head of the city
2.12.070 General duties of manager or emergency services and executive head
2.12.080 Emergency procurements
2.12.090 Emergency powers under governor's declaration of emergency or disaster
2.12.100 Violations of emergency proclamation, rule or order - Penalties
2.12.110 Continuance of existing agreements
2.12.120 General public duty created
2.12.130 Severability
Chapter 2.16 RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION
2.16.010 Definitions
2.16.020 Parks and recreation commission - Number of members - Compensation - Regional and specialized advisory commissions
2.16.030 Representation on commission
2.16.040 Terms of commission members
2.16.050 Officers of commission - Quorum - Meetings - By-laws
2.16.060 Director of Vancouver Parks and Recreation staffing
2.16.070 Advisory responsibilities of commission
2.16.080 Rules and regulations (Repealed by M-3452)
2.16.090 Authority to provide parks and recreation programs
2.16.100 Appropriations--Acceptance of money and gifts--Recreation and parks fund
2.16.110 Submission of proposed program and budget (Repealed by M-3452)
2.16.120 Recreational programs - Cooperative agreements
2.16.130 Violations (Repealed by M-3452)
Chapter 2.20 POLICE DEPARTMENT
2.20.010 Personnel
2.20.015 Chief of Police--Eligibility requirements
2.20.016 Chief of Police--Background investigation
2.20.020 People assistance team - Power of Arrest (Repealed by M-3655, Sec3)
2.20.030 Special police officers
2.20.040 ADA compliance coordinator commissioned as law enforcement officer
2.20.050 Digital forensic investigator commissioned as a law enforcement officer
Chapter 2.24 RELIEF AND PENSIONS BOARD
2.24.010 Treasurer's position created--Duty
2.24.020 Chief accountant appointed
Chapter 2.32 FIRE DEPARTMENT
2.32.010 Personnel
2.32.030 Fire chief's duties
2.32.040 Police powers of firemen
2.32.045 Arson investigation unit--Power of arrest
2.32.060 Hazardous materials command agency
2.32.070 Hazardous materials incidents
Chapter 2.36 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
2.36.010 Establishment
2.36.020 Director--Duties
2.36.030 Appointments and promotions
2.36.040 Training and education
Chapter 2.40 CITY OFFICE HOURS AND HOLIDAYS
2.40.010 Office hours
2.40.020 Holidays
Chapter 2.45 PERSONNEL REGULATIONS
2.45.010 Purpose
2.45.020 Applicability--Construction
2.45.030 Definitions
2.45.040 Administration
2.45.050 Fair employment practices
2.45.060 Adoption of personnel policies
2.45.070 Appointments
2.45.080 Probation period
2.45.090 Standards of conduct
2.45.100 Grievance procedures
2.45.110 Disciplinary actions and appeals
2.45.120 Layoff and reinstatement
2.45.130 Outside employment
2.45.140 Moving costs
2.45.150 Severability
Chapter 2.46 DEFENSE OF OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AND VOLUNTEERS
2.46.010 Definitions
2.46.020 Legal representation
2.46.030 Exclusions
2.46.040 Determination of exclusion
2.46.050 Representation and payment of claims--Conditions
2.46.060 Effect of compliance with conditions
2.46.070 Failure to comply with conditions
2.46.080 Reimbursement of incurred expenses
2.46.090 Conflict with provisions of insurance policies
2.46.100 Pending claims
2.46.110 Modification of chapter
2.46.120 Construction
Chapter 2.48 SURETY BONDS
2.48.010 Bonds required
2.48.020 City manager's and finance director's bond
2.48.030 Terms of bond
Chapter 2.51 HEARING EXAMINER SYSTEM
2.51.010 Purpose
2.51.020 Creation of hearing examiner
2.51.030 Appointment and terms
2.51.040 Qualifications
2.51.050 Removal
2.51.060 Freedom from improper influence
2.51.070 Conflict of interest
2.51.080 Rules
2.51.090 Powers (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.100 Application (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.110 Report of director
2.51.120 Public hearing (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.130 Examiner's decision (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.140 Notice of examiner's decision (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.150 Appeal from examiner's decision (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.160 Council consideration (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.170 Council action ( Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.180 Report to planning commission (Repealed by M-3485)
2.51.190 Planning commission authority to act as hearing examiner (Repealed by M-3485)
Chapter 2.52 EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
2.52.010 Election to participate
2.52.020 Number included
2.52.030 Transmitting evidence
2.52.040 Full prior service credit
Chapter 2.57 CIVIL SERVICE FOR POLICE AND FIRE UNIFORMED EMPLOYEES
2.57.010 Civil service commission
2.57.020 Organization of commission--Secretary--Powers and duties
2.57.030 Persons included--Competitive examinations--Discharges and reinstatements
2.57.040 Present employees blanketed under civil service
2.57.050 Qualifications of applicants
2.57.055 Police corps
2.57.060 Residency as condition of employment
2.57.065 Filling of vacancies--Probationary period
2.57.070 Tenure of employment--Grounds for discharge, reduction
2.57.080 Procedure for investigations by commission of removals, suspensions, demotions or discharge
2.57.085 Review authority of commission
2.57.090 Appeals from decision of commission
2.57.100 Power to create offices, make appointments and fix salaries not infringed
2.57.110 Approvals of payrolls
2.57.120 Leaves of absence
2.57.130 Enforcement by civil action--Legal counsel
2.57.140 Deceptive practices, false marks prohibited
2.57.150 Political contributions and services
2.57.160 Cooperation among city officers and employees
2.57.170 Penalty--Jurisdiction
2.57.180 Definitions
Chapter 2.62 PARKING COMMISSION (Repealed by M-3460)
2.62.000 Parking Commission (Repealed by M-3460)
Chapter 2.63 PARKING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
2.63.010 Created
2.63.020 Membership-- Compensation
2.63.030 Officers--Selection--Terms of office--Vacancies--Removal
2.63.040 Rules--Quorum
2.63.050 Meetings
2.63.060 Purpose
2.63.070 Duties
2.63.080 Reporting
Chapter 2.69 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM
2.69.010 Adoption of workforce diversity program
2.69.020 Workforce diversity program complaint resolution procedure
2.69.030 Annual report
Chapter 2.70 DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
2.70.010 Created
2.70.020 Title
2.70.030 Powers
2.70.040 Charter
2.70.050 Board of directors
2.70.060 Officers
2.70.070 Financial interest
2.70.080 Powers--Limitations
2.70.090 Industrial development facility--Operation
2.70.100 Industrial development facility--Limitations
2.70.110 Limitations of city
2.70.120 Issuance of revenue obligations
2.70.130 Indemnification
2.70.140 Revenues
Chapter 2.71 CITY CENTER REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
2.71.010 Authority Created - City Liability Limited
2.71.020 Name
2.71.030 Definitions
2.71.040 Powers - Generally
2.71.050 Limitation of Powers
2.71.060 Charter
2.71.070 Commencement of authority's existence - Compliance with charter
2.71.080 Board of directors
2.71.090 Organizational Meeting
2.71.100 Board Review and concurrence
2.71.110 Proposing charter amendments
2.71.120 Charter amendment
2.71.130 Bylaws
2.71.140 Corporate offices and officers - Fidelity bond
2.71.150 Code of Ethics - Conflict of interest
2.71.160 Equal employment opportunity
2.71.170 Access to records
2.71.180 Meetings of the board
2.71.200 Deposit of public funds
2.71.210 Establishment and maintenance of office and records
2.71.220 Reports and information
2.71.230 Audits and inspections
Chapter 2.73 DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ("DRA")
2.73.010 Authority created - City liability limited
2.73.020 Name
2.73.030 Definitions
2.73.040 Powers - Generally
2.73.050 Limitation of powers
2.73.060 Charter
2.73.070 Commencement of authority's existence - Compliance with charter
2.73.080 Board of directors
2.73.090 Organizational meeting
2.73.100 Board review and concurrence
2.73.110 Proposing charter amendments
2.73.120 Charter amendment
2.73.130 Bylaws
2.73.140 Corporate offices and officers - Fidelity bond
2.73.150 Code of ethics - Conflict of interest
2.73.160 Equal employment opportunity
2.73.170 Access to records
2.73.180 Meetings of the board
2.73.190 Quorum
2.73.200 Deposit of public funds
2.73.210 Establishment and maintenance of office and records
2.73.220 Reports and information
2.73.230 Audits and inspections
2.73.240 Trusteeship
2.73.250 Termination
2.73.260 Dissolution-Statement
2.73.270 Dissolution - Disposition of assets
2.73.280 Insurance
2.73.290 Unauthorized representation
2.73.300 Ancillary authority
Chapter 2.74 LOCAL REVIEW BOARD
2.74.010 Designated
2.74.020 Historic property valuation
Chapter 2.75 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS
2.75.010 Findings
2.75.020 Definition
2.75.030 Authority to form -- Council to Consider Recommendations
2.75.040 Bylaws
2.75.050 Membership
2.75.060 Boundaries
2.75.070 Funding
2.75.080 Functions of Neighborhood Associations
2.75.090 Accountability
2.75.100 Mutual Responsibilities
2.75.110 Office of Neighborhoods
2.75.120 Review
Chapter 2.80 NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
2.80.010 Program created
2.80.020 Program plan required
2.80.030 Administration and funding
2.80.040 Confidentiality
2.80.050 Annual reporting requirements
2.80.060 Fees
2.80.070 Review of provisions
Chapter 2.88 CULTURAL COMMISSION
2.88.010 Established--Purpose
2.88.020 Members--Terms--Officers--Removal
2.88.030 Meetings--Quorum
2.88.040 Assistance from city staff--Budget appropriation
Chapter 2.90 Public Records Disclosure
2.90.010 Findings
2.90.020 Definitions
2.90.030 Authority
2.90.040 Rules
2.90.050 Organization of records
2.90.060 Processing Requests
2.90.070 Reviewing denial of requests
2.90.080 Costs of producing public records
2.90.090 Oversight
Chapter 2.ED Editor's Note to Title 1
2.ED..010 Editor's Note to Title 1