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|Record Creator:||Vancouver Municipal Government, City Council|
These records include Resolutions 1 and 2, February, 1862 (2 records), 1 to 73, C-3 to C-331 and M-1 to M-3466 adopted by the Vancouver City Council during meetings from June 3, 1935, through August 23, 2004. From 1857 to 1942 the City of Vancouver operated under a Mayor/Council form of government. During this period, a numeric filing system was used for minutes, ordinances, and resolutions. In 1942 the voters of Vancouver approved a Commission form of government, and the records were identified with a C prefix followed by a number, starting with C-1. After 1952, Vancouver switched to a Council/Manager form of government, and records are identified with an M prefix followed by a number, beginning with M-1. This is the form in use today.
The 1862 Resolutions, 1 and 2, were included in the first bound volume of Vancouver City Ordinances, which was inclusive of the dates 1858-1879.
Resolutions are statements of determination, decision, or opinion passed by the city council on matters before that body. The resolutions in this collection are indexed by date and by resolution number.
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Index to Resolutions 26.3 MB
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||Southwest Regional Archives
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|Agency History:||The area around Point Vancouver, named by British Lt. William Broughton in 1792, has a long history with early European and American exploration. The city was first established in 1825 when Dr. John McLoughlin moved the northwest headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company inland from Astoria, Oregon. The fort established by McLoughlin became Fort Vancouver. When American troops moved into the area after 49th parallel border was established in 1846, the fort and the nearby settlement were renamed Columbia. However, the city's name was changed back to Vancouver in 1855 and the City of Vancouver was incorporated in 1857. It is the county seat of Clark County.|
|Preferred Citation:||Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Vancouver City Council Resolutions, 1862, 1935-2004, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|