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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 59 > Aug 20 1959

A county planning commission has no authority to control the use of Indian allotment lands which are leased to a non-Indian.

AGO 1957 NO. 88 > Jun 26 1957

1. Under RCW 58.16.010, the legislature has regulated the platting and subdividing of any land into 5 or more lots.  2. The county is authorized under chapter 35.63 RCW to regulate the subdivision of two or more lots, to require conformance with platting and subdividing regulations and certain standards for access to property and for the issuance of building permits as part of a comprehensive county plan.  3. RCW 58.16.100 enables a city or county to enjoin sale of property described by metes and bounds where sale is part of subdivision of 5 or more lots.  4. Chapter 58.16 RCW provides penalties for its violation and a city need not enact an ordinance in order to enforce the chapter.

AGO 1962 NO. 115 > Apr 17 1962

(1) A regional planning commission organized under RCW 35.63.070 is an agency of the participating municipal corporation and not a separate municipal corporation. (2) Employees of such a commission are employees of the participating municipal corporations.