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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

Council passes emergency ordinance


Last updated 3/7/2023 at 9:28am

CHENEY – Council codified a change to municipal code 9a.03.010 through an emergency ordinance (Y-40) at a regular council meeting. Council approved all three readings in one night as a matter of emergency provision.

This ordinance allowed the council to change the municipal code which pertains to the prosecution of individuals violating orders of protection.

“In July of 2022, the state of Washington consolidated the laws concerning no-contact orders (RCW 7.105), and the Cheney municipal code was not updated to adopt that revision.” City Administrator Mark Schuller said.

“So we co...

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