One of the most elementary rules of municipal corporations is that the power and control of the legislature over the local unit is complete and supreme, except as restricted by the federal or state constitution. Washington has embraced this concept as fully as any other jurisdiction.
Robert F. Brachtenbach,
Home Rule in Washington—At the Whim of the Legislature,
29 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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