Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1954 NO. 355 > Dec 6 1954

A city of the first class may provide health and welfare for its employees if the city charter so provides.  Health and welfare benefits given to elective officials during their present term of office constitute additional compensation and would violate Article XI, § 8 of the Washington Constitution.

AGO 1954 NO. 358 > Dec 7 1954

State Capitol Committee has no authority without authorizing legislation to execute long-term lease of subsurface beneath public square in City of Olympia.

AGO 1950 NO. 372 > Oct 20 1950

It is not proper for the City of Seattle to use money belonging to the City Property Assessments Redemption Fund for paying local improvements assessments chargeable against property owned by the federal government or property owned by the Housing Authority.

AGO 1950 NO. 387 > Nov 20 1950

The mayor of a fourth class town may not charge rental for use of a machine by the town in excess of $50.00 for any one month.  Any excess charge is void and where wilfully incurred and charged, subjects the officer to removal from office and conviction for a misdemeanor.