(1) A public utility district is authorized by RCW 54.24.060 to sell its utility revenue obligations in such manner as the board of commissioners shall deem for the best interest of the district; under this statute, based upon an appropriate finding to this effect, utility revenue obligations may be sold privately as an alternative to a public sale following competitive bidding. (2) A public utility district may, pursuant to an appropriate resolution based on findings of benefit to the district, sell a portion of a particular issue of its revenue obligations to its employees by private sale at a rate of interest less than that offered to nonemployee purchasers so long as the employee purchasers are not officers of the district by, through, or under whose supervision the utility revenue obligations in question may have been issued.
(1) A telephone company granted a franchise under RCW 80.36.040 for telephone lines does not need a franchise from a city or county to operate a community antenna television system where such operations are to be carried out with facilities otherwise qualifying as telephone lines. Where a telephone company does not hold a franchise under RCW 80.36.040, or proposes to use facilities not otherwise qualifying as telephone lines, cities or counties have the authority to require such company to obtain a municipal franchise as a condition precedent to its use of the public rights of way. (2) Ordinance No. 844 of the city of Snohomish allows the West Coast Telephone Company to operate a community antenna television system without further authority from said city if such operations are to be conducted over facilities otherwise qualifying as telephone lines. (3) The leasing of space on telephone poles of the telephone company to an affiliated interest is subject to the requirements of RCW 80.16.020. (4) The leasing of community antenna television cable by a telephone company to an affiliated interest is subject to the requirements of RCW 80.16.020.
A municipality may not impose transit service charges to be added to billings to municipal utility customers for the purpose of extending financial assistance to either municipally owned or privately owned transit systems.