Vancouver Municipal Code (VMC)

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City Charter

Chapter 3.05 PURCHASING AND PUBLIC WORKS
3.05.010 Purpose
3.05.020 Responsibility for procurement
3.05.030 Emergency procurement--Authorization
3.05.035 Local vendors
3.05.040 Special market conditions
3.05.045 Auction purchases
3.05.050 Unauthorized purchases
3.05.055 Contract Amendments.
3.05.060 Formal contract approval and signing requirements
3.05.070 Equipment leases and lease/purchase agreements
3.05.090 Interlocal or intergovernmental cooperative purchasing
3.05.095 Debarment - Suspension
3.05.100 Competitive processes--Purchase of supplies, materials or equipment or services, other than professional services--When required
3.05.110 Notice to potential bidders or proposers
3.05.120 Cancellation of invitation to bid or request for proposals
3.05.130 Bids and proposals to comply with regulations
3.05.140 Submission of bids and proposals
3.05.150 Award or rejection of bids or proposals
3.05.160 Award to other than low bidder
3.05.200 Professional services--Defined
3.05.210 Competitive solicitation and Approval of Professional Service Contracts
3.05.220 Competitive solicitation--Process
3.05.225 Solicitation of licensed architects, engineers or landscape architects--Process
3.05.240 When bids required for public works and improvements
3.05.241 Cost of public work or improvement defined
3.05.242 Equality of opportunity to participate
3.05.250 Cancellation of invitation to bid
3.05.260 Bids to comply with regulations
3.05.270 Bidder (contractor) qualification
3.05.280 Bid deposits, performance bond and non-collusion affidavit for public works improvement projects
3.05.290 Bid opening
3.05.300 Award or rejection of bids
3.05.310 Standards for determining lowest responsible bidder
3.05.320 For contracts awarded by the City Council to other than low bidder
3.05.330 Small works roster - Limited public works
3.05.340 Competitive bidding--When required by federal or state regulations
Chapter 3.08 FEES AND CHARGES
3.08.010 Annexation procedure
3.08.020 Annexation fee
3.08.030 Vacation procedure
3.08.040 Vacation fee
3.08.050 Fee for police file search
3.08.060 Fee for dishonored checks
3.08.065 Additional fees assessed to the customer
3.08.070 Charge for plans and specifications
3.08.080 Late fee and interest schedule - Accounts receivable on contracts for goods and services
3.08.090 Charge for Access to City Real Property Lien Database
Chapter 3.12 FUNDS
3.12.010 Claims fund created--Use
3.12.020 Payroll fund created--Use
3.12.030 Cumulative reserve fund--Use
3.12.040 Water department reserve fund created
3.12.045 Water department reserve fund--Use
3.12.050 Library reserve fund created
3.12.055 Library reserve fund--Uses
3.12.060 Regional planning commission fund created--Use
3.12.065 Regional planning commission fund--Amount
3.12.070 Animal humane fund--Gift of moneys accepted
3.12.075 Animal humane fund--Created
3.12.078 Animal humane fund--Control
3.12.080 Bail and fines--Police responsibility--Bonds
3.12.082 Bail and fines--Receipts
3.12.084 Bail and fines--Reports
3.12.086 Bail and fines--Deposit in current expense fund and bail trust fund
3.12.090 Air park fund created
3.12.093 Air park fund--Source of moneys
3.12.095 Air park fund--Use
3.12.100 Street fund created--Use authorized
3.12.105 Street fund--Source of moneys
3.12.110 Arterial street fund created
3.12.112 Off-street parking operations fund
3.12.115 Access street improvement fund created
3.12.120 Store room and postage fund created
3.12.130 Equipment rental fund created--Motor pool
3.12.132 Motor pool operation
3.12.134 Equipment rental fund--Records
3.12.136 Equipment rental fund--Transfer of moneys
3.12.138 Equipment rental fund--Effect of termination
3.12.140 Equipment rental fund--Schedule of charges
3.12.150 Neighborhood youth corps fund established
3.12.160 Landscape commission fund established
3.12.164 Landscape commission fund--Disbursements
3.12.168 Landscape commission fund--Donations--Contracts
3.12.170 Subdivision park fund established
3.12.175 Subdivision park fund--Deposits
3.12.180 Senior citizens program fund established
3.12.185 Senior citizens program fund--Administration
3.12.190 City beautification fund
3.12.210 Waterfront improvement fund
3.12.220 Memorials fund established
3.12.230 Memorials fund--Use
3.12.231 Building inspection fund
3.12.240 Revenue sharing trust fund established
3.12.250 Advance travel expense revolving fund--Established
3.12.260 Advance travel expense revolving fund--Funding
3.12.270 Advance travel expense revolving fund--Bookkeeping
3.12.280 Advance travel expense revolving fund--Advance request
3.12.290 Advance travel expense revolving fund--Vouchers
3.12.300 Advance travel expense revolving fund--Default
3.12.310 Advance travel expense revolving fund--Additional means of payment
3.12.320 Bikeways fund--Established
3.12.330 Bikeways fund--Use
3.12.340 Senior activity fund--Established
3.12.350 Senior activity fund--Vouchers
3.12.360 Senior activity fund--Use
3.12.370 Capital improvements fund--Established
3.12.380 Capital improvements fund--Source
3.12.390 Capital improvements fund--Use
3.12.400 Capital improvements fund--Budget preparation
3.12.410 Drug enforcement fund--Established
3.12.420 Drug enforcement fund--Source
3.12.430 Drug enforcement fund--Use
3.12.440 Investigative fund--Established
3.12.450 Investigative fund--Source
3.12.460 Investigative fund--Use
3.12.470 Celebrate freedom fund
3.12.480 Utility Customer Emergency Assistance Fund
Chapter 3.16 LEASEHOLD EXCISE TAX
3.16.010 Levied
3.16.020 Rate
3.16.030 Administration and collection
3.16.040 Exemptions
3.16.050 Inspection of records
3.16.060 Contract with state authorized
3.16.070 Violation--Penalty
Chapter 3.20 REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX
3.20.010 Imposition of tax
3.20.020 Taxable events
3.20.030 Consistency with state tax
3.20.040 Tax proceeds--Distribution and use
3.20.050 Seller's obligation
3.20.060 Lien provisions
3.20.070 Payment--Collection and notation
3.20.080 Payment--When due
3.20.090 Payment--Improper or excessive--Refund
Chapter 3.22 MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING TAX EXEMPTION
3.22.010 Purpose
3.22.020 Definitions
3.22.030 Residential target area designation and standards
3.22.040 Tax exemptions for multi-family housing in residential target areas
Chapter 3.24 BUDGET SYSTEM
3.24.010 Biennium budget--Established
3.24.020 Biennium budget--Review and modification
Chapter 3.25 BAD DEBT
3.25.010 Write-off of Amounts in Excess of $25,000 - Council Approval
3.25.020 Write-off of Amounts of $25,000 or Less - Administrative Approval
3.25.030 Write-off of Judicially Imposed Obligations
3.25.040 Reservation of Right to Pursue Write Offs
3.25.050 Write-off of Debts Discharged in Bankruptcy
Chapter 3.26 DONATIONS OF PROPERTY TO CITY OF VANCOUVER
3.26.010 Administration
3.26.020 Use
3.26.030 Acceptance
Chapter 3.30 DISPOSITION OF CITY-OWNED SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY
3.30.010 Purpose
3.30.020 Applicability
3.30.030 Definitions
3.30.040 Surplus Property Review
3.30.050 City Council Determination of Surplus Status
3.30.060 Preparation of Proposal for Disposition
3.30.070 City Council Review of Proposal for Disposition
3.30.080 Sale Procedures
3.30.090 Severability - Construction
Chapter 3.35 LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS
3.35.010 Delinquent payments--Penalty
3.35.020 Effect of delinquent installment payment
3.35.030 Date of foreclosure
3.35.040 Guaranty fund--Established
3.35.050 Guaranty fund--Designation
3.35.060 Guaranty fund--Tax levy
3.35.070 Guaranty fund--Use
3.35.080 Assessment limitations
3.35.090 Liability of city
Chapter 3.40 Vancouver Transportation Benefit District
3.40.010 Purpose
3.40.020 Vancouver Transportation Benefit District Established
3.40.030 Governing Board
3.40.040 Administration and Personnel
3.40.050 Powers of the Vancouver Transportation Benefit District
3.40.060 Transportation Improvements Funded
3.40.070 Establishment of Revenue Sources
3.40.080 Dissolution of the Vancouver Transportation Benefit District
3.40.090 Liberal Construction