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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 31 > May 5 1953
EXPENSES OF CITY COUNCIL-ELECT IN SOLICITATION AND CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR POSITION OF CITY MANAGER, AND FOR CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES NECESSARY FOR TRANSITION TO COUNCIL-MANAGER ADMINISTRATION, WHERE CHARTER PROVIDES SUCH ADMINISTRATION TO BEGIN ON SAME DATE COUNCIL-ELECT ASSUMES
AGO 1953 NO. 32 > May 5 1953
OIL AND GAS PERMITS ‑- TIDELANDS ‑-TIDELANDS ‑- SHOOTING GROUNDS. A permit to prospect and explore second-class tidelands in Snohomish and Island Counties within the limits prescribed by chapter 161, Laws of 1937, RCW 78.28.020 (the same not being proven territory) may be granted, notwithstanding
AGO 1953 NO. 33 > May 5 1953
SCHOOL DISTRICTS ‑- SPECIAL ELECTIONS ‑- USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO ADVERTISE. The cost of printing and distributing brochures advising the electors concerning a proposition to be voted on at a special election is an unauthorized expenditure of public funds and not an allowable claim
AGO 1953 NO. 34 > May 6 1953
REAL ESTATE SALES TAX:  RECITALS OF CONSIDERATION IN DEED AS AFFECTING APPLICABILITY OF TAX. Recitals as to consideration contained in deed are not controlling on question whether or not Real Estate Sales Tax applies.  ("for one dollar & other valuable consideration;" "for one dollar and love
AGO 1953 NO. 35 > May 8 1953
OFFICERS ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- LEGALITY OF ELECTIVE OFFICIALS DRAWING SALARY AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS ‑-STATE EMPLOYEES ‑- RETIREMENT ‑- LEGALITY OF STATE EMPLOYEES DRAWING SALARY AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS. Receipt of both salary from public employment and retirement benefits under the State Employees
AGO 1953 NO. 36 > May 8 1953
CIVIL DEFENSE ‑- USE OF FUNDS TO EQUIP STATE GUARD RESERVE.  Civil defense funds may not be expended for the purpose of equipping a proposed state guard reserve
AGO 1953 NO. 37 > May 8 1953
STATE CAPITOL COMMITTEE'S ARCHITECTURAL CONTRACT FOR A NEW STATE OFFICE BUILDING ‑- ALLOWANCE FOR EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR ADDITIONAL WORK RESULTING FROM CHANGE IN PURPOSE OF BUILDING PROGRAM.  (1) The State Capitol Committee has authority to pay the architect extra compensation for the additional
AGO 1953 NO. 38 > May 12 1953
UNIFORM NARCOTIC DRUG ACT ‑- PRESCRIPTIONS ‑- WHETHER OR NOT AN APOTHECARY MUST ACTUALLY HAVE IN HIS PHYSICAL POSSESSION THE WRITTEN PRESCRIPTION OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE HE MAY SELL AND DISPENSE NARCOTIC DRUGS TO ANY PERSON.  It is mandatory that an apothecary have physical possession of the written
AGO 1953 NO. 39 > May 13 1953
TAXATION ‑- MUNICIPAL TAXES ‑- PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICTS ‑- TAXATION OF P.U.D. BY CITY.  The payment of a valid city or town tax levied against a Public Utility District may be constitutionally treated as a District expense although the District's income is derived from customers within and without
AGO 1953 NO. 40 > May 4 1953
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- POWERS AND DUTIES ‑- USE OF COUNTY ROAD EQUIPMENT TO SPRAY GORSE GROWTH ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, IF OWNERS PAY FOR CHEMICALS USED. County commissioners have no power to authorize county man power and equipment on private property for spraying gorse growth, even though the owners

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