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0006.90000 <br />WSS /gjz <br />12/4/03 <br />R:1 /08 /04gjz <br />ORDINANCE NO. 3486 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EDMONDS, <br />WASHINGTON, AMENDING ECC SECTIONS 5.05.030 AND <br /> RELATING TO THE SPAYING AND NEUTERING <br />OF ANIMALS, AND FIXING A TIME WHEN THE SAME <br />SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. <br />WHEREAS, certain provisions of the animal control ordinance of the City of <br />Edmonds were adopted by the Edmonds City Council in response to an initiative petition; and <br />WHEREAS, normally the provisions of an initiative must be enacted by a Council <br />without amendment and may not thereafter be amended except by a vote of the people; and <br />WHEREAS, initiative powers are limited under Washington State law and may <br />only exercise powers delegated to the City in its corporate capacity in a broad and general <br />manner, and may not exercise powers specifically delegated to the City Council, particularly <br />regarding budgetary and other similar specific powers of the City Council; and <br />WHEREAS, the initiative enacted by the City Council contained language <br />detailing fees to be charged by the City, and such provisions are not appropriate exercises of the <br />initiative power, and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council reserves to itself the sole power to exercise decision <br />making authority relating to the budget and therefore has enacted this amendment in order to <br />avoid a gift'of public funds due to the enhancement in value of an adopted pet, and to provide for <br />a balancing of revenue and expenditure with respect to spaying and neutering of animals; NOW, <br />THEREFORE, <br />{WSS558457.DOC;1 /00006.900000/} - 1 - <br />