Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 163 > Nov 2 1953

City council cannot authorize salary increase for municipal employees after adoption of final budget unless real emergency exists.  (See opinion, Auditor's Office, 8/11/49).  City employee's salary may be increased above amount fixed in budget by initiative, if city charter permits.

AGO 1956 NO. 188 > Jan 18 1956

In the absence of any language in section 8, chapter 310, clearly demonstrating that it was the legislature's intention to confer jurisdiction upon the commission in respect to signals and the apportionment of the cost for railroad crossings located within cities of the first class, such jurisdiction is lacking.