Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1971 NO. 8 >

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.

AGLO 1974 NO. 83 >

Time period for adoption of official controls following adoption of comprehensive plan pursuant to RCW 36.70.320 ‑ 36.70.440; authority to adopt interim zoning ordinance; amendment of interim zoning ordinance and map prior to adoption of permanent zoning ordinance; necessity for periodic update of comprehensive plan; legality of a moratorium on land development while comprehensive plan is being updated; time limitations for bringing a lawsuit for testing the validity of planning or zoning actions taken by a board of county commissioners.