*Mayor's signature / approval date
The date displayed here is the ordinance approval date.
Approval date for an ordinance is ordinarily the date the bill was signed by the Mayor. There are certain exceptions:
- In a case where the Mayor returns a bill without signature, the approval date is the date it was returned to the City Clerk.
- If a bill is not returned to the City Clerk by the Mayor, the effective approval date is fifteen days after its passage by the City Council.
- In the case of a bill vetoed by the Mayor and subsequently reconsidered and passed over the Mayor's veto, approval date is the date of final passage by the City Council.
- In the case of initiatives and referenda passed by the voters, approval date is the date of the Mayor's proclamation of the election results.
City of Seattle Charter IV. 12.
Seattle Municipal Code 1.04.020