The City of Spokane Valley is a non-charter code city and operates under a Council-Manager plan of government. Under this form of government, legislative (or law-making) authority is concentrated in the elected City Council, which hires the City Manager, a professional administrator who implements the Council's policies and plans. For more information, see RCW Chapter 35A.
Information on how the City Council carries out its legislative responsibilities is contained in the Governance Manual.
Read more about the City Council and the City Manager.