Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2012 NO. 4 > May 15 2012

A county legislative authority is generally prohibited from entering into contracts that bind the future legislative actions of the county.  The application of this principle depends upon a distinction between actions that are legislative in nature and those that are merely administrative or proprietary.

AGO 2014 NO. 7 > Nov 14 2014

A county legislative authority may not meet outside of its county in order to hold a joint meeting with the legislative authority of another county unless a specific exception applies, but the legislative authorities may conduct joint meetings using video conferencing. 

AGO 1966 NO. 100 > Jul 27 1966

A city or town may enact an ordinance requiring an insurance agent licensed by the state insurance commissioner to obtain a local license prior to soliciting door-to-door within its territorial limits.