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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1954 NO. 245 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- 3RD CLASS CITIES ‑- COUNCIL-MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT ‑- CIVIL SERVICE ‑- APPOINTMENT OF POLICE CHIEF. 1. City manager appoints the police chief under a council-manager form of government. 2. City manager appoints police chief subject to statutory procedure set forth in RCW 41.
AGO 1954 NO. 246 >
WASHINGTON STATE PATROL ‑- OFFICERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO APPOINT SPECIAL OFFICERS. The Chief of the Washington State Patrol does not have authority to appoint special state patrol officers, with or without limited or restricted duties, to serve without compensation, benefit of retirement and tenure of
AGO 1954 NO. 247 >
POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION ‑- POWERS AND DUTIES ‑- DUTY TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AGAINST POTENTIAL POLLUTION. 1. The Pollution Control Commission does not have authority to seek injunctive relief against the zoning of areas for specific purposes. 2. The commission may seek injunctive relief
AGO 1954 NO. 248 >
AGRICULTURE ‑- FOOD ‑- REGULATORY POWERS ‑- BREWED COFFEE ‑- POSTING NOTICE OF ADDITIVES ‑- POWERS OF DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE. 1. Brewed coffee to which flavoring and/or coloring has been added is not adulterated within the meaning of the pure food and drug law. 2. The director of agriculture does
AGO 1954 NO. 249 >
CITY OF THIRD CLASS ‑- FIRE CHIEF ‑- CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEE OR EMPLOYEE REMOVABLE BY MAYOR. A chief of the fire department of a third class city who does not devote his whole time to fire fighting, is not properly a civil service employee of the city and may therefore be removed by act of the mayor
AGO 1954 NO. 250 >
MUNICIPAL AIRPORTS ‑- REVISED AIRPORTS ACT ‑- TRANSFER OF FUNDS FOR OTHER COUNTY PURPOSES. The board of county commissioners has no authority to make transfers from the airport fund to other county funds.                
AGO 1954 NO. 251 >
COUNTIES ‑- TRANSFER OF FUNDS ‑- HOSPITAL FUNDS TRANSFERRED TO FAIRGROUND BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENT FUND ‑-COUNTY FAIRS ‑- LIMITATION ON AMOUNT SPENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS. 1. The county electorate may transfer funds from Special Hospital Building funds, where building plans have been abandoned, into a
AGO 1954 NO. 252 >
MEETINGS ‑- PUBLIC BODIES ‑- NOTICE TO PRESS AND RADIO. Under chapter 216, Laws of 1953, (RCW 42.32.030) when a meeting is continued to a future date and such public body is to adopt any ordinance, resolution, rule, regulation, order or directive, notice of the meeting must be given as follows: (1
AGO 1954 NO. 253 >
CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- BUDGET ‑- SALARIES AND WAGES OF EMPLOYEES. 1. A city may employ, on a regular basis, an employee whose salary was not specifically budgeted for, if the total salaries item in the budget is sufficient to cover it. 2. An employee working regular hours for part of a year may be
AGO 1954 NO. 254 >
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION ‑- LEGALITY OF ALLOCATION FROM EMERGENCY FUNDS TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR ANTICIPATED FUTURE NEEDS. Allocation of emergency school funds to provide facilities adequate to take care of anticipated future needs of the district are legal only if it would appear improvident