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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1971 NO. 8 > Feb 10 1971

Under the provisions of the planning enabling act (chapter 36.70 RCW), a board of county commissioners may not amend a zoning ordinance pursuant to an application for rezoning in a manner contrary to the recommendation of the planning commission, without a public hearing.

AGO 1959 NO. 19 > Mar 4 1959

The Vancouver-Clark County regional planning commission has authority under the laws of the state of Washington to fulfill the federal requirements necessary to qualify for an urban planning assistance grant under § 701 of the Housing Act of 1954.

AGO 1955 NO. 112 > Jul 12 1955

A city or county may not enact restrictive zoning ordinances or resolutions without appointing a planning commission and complying with statutory procedure.

AGO 1958 NO. 153 > Feb 5 1958

The department of commerce and economic development is the proper state agency to which cities and counties refer proposed platting regulations under the provisions of RCW 58.16.120.

AGO 1954 NO. 314 > Sep 10 1954

A county may not make an advanced contribution to a fund to be administered by private parties to defray the cost of dedicating McNary Dam.   It may, however, pay certain items of cost upon duly certified vouchers after the services have been performed or the materials furnished.