Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1952 NO. 261 > Mar 17 1952

Upon expiration of a franchise to operate a water company, a city may compel the company to remove its properties from the city streets.

AGO 1956 NO. 303 > Jul 24 1956

A city may change its comprehensive plan of zoning if the change promotes health, safety and public welfare.

AGO 1956 NO. 304 > Jul 26 1956

A City of the first class has the power to install fino-meters.

AGO 1952 NO. 339 > Jul 2 1952

Cities and towns are authorized by chapter 60, Laws of 1941, RCW 35.21.070 and RCW 35.21.080 to establish one cumulative reserve fund for one specified municipality, but no limitation is imposed on the number of funds which may be established.

AGO 1950 NO. 380 > Nov 13 1950

A proposed raise in salary to be effective before a successor to the office has been elected and qualified would be invalid.

AGO 1951 NO. 469 > Mar 12 1951

A city may impose a tax for general revenue purposes upon employers based on payrolls for persons employed within the city.

AGO 1953 NO. 493 > Mar 11 1953

A plan whereby a city of the third class compensates its volunteer firemen at the end of the budget period by dividing the unexpended surplus remaining in the fire department fund among the firemen on the basis of a point system is valid.