Despite constitutional and statutory provisions providing for home rule, Washington municipalities continue to lack meaningful local autonomy. The author examines the need for home rule and its genesis in the United States and Washington. In addition, the author analyzes Washington case law in this area and concludes with constitutional and judicial proposals designed to increase municipal self-governance.
Michael M. Sebree,
One Century of Constitutional Home Rule: A Progress Report,
64 Wash. L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/wlr/vol64/iss1/10