*** CHANGE IN 2016 *** (SEE 2359-S.SL) ***
*** CHANGE IN 2016 *** (SEE 2800.SL) ***
(1) The county legislative authority of each county shall hold regular meetings at the county seat or at a location designated in accordance with subsection (2) of this section to transact any business required or permitted by law.
(2)(a) Any two or more county legislative authorities may hold a joint regular meeting solely in the county seat of a participating county if the agenda item or items relate to actions or considerations of mutual interest or concern to the participating legislative authorities.
(b) A legislative authority participating in a joint regular meeting held in accordance with this subsection (2) must, for purposes of the meeting, comply with notice requirements for special meetings provided in RCW 42.30.080. This subsection (2)(b) does not apply to the legislative authority of the county in which the meeting will be held.
Regular meetings—Regular meetings held outside of the county seat (as amended by 2015 c 179).
(1) Except as provided otherwise by this section, the county legislative authority of each county shall hold regular meetings at the county seat to transact any business required or permitted by law.
(2) As an alternative option that may be exercised no more than once per calendar quarter, regular meetings may be held at a location outside of the county seat but within the county if the county legislative authority determines that holding a meeting at an alternate location would be in the interest of supporting greater citizen engagement in local government.
(3) The county legislative authority must give notice of any regular meeting held outside of the county seat. Notice must be given at least thirty days before the time of the meeting specified in the notice. At a minimum, notice must be:
(a) Posted on the county's web site;
(b) Published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county; and
(c) Sent via electronic transmission to any resident of the county who has chosen to receive the notice required under this section at an electronic mail [email] address.
Reviser's note: RCW 36.32.080 was amended twice during the 2015 legislative session, each without reference to the other. For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025.