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Utility Rent for Use of Rights-of-Way Court Rule

Utility Rent for Use of Rights-of-Way Court Rule. On August 1, 2018, King County Superior Court Judge Samuel Chung issued an oral ruling granting summary judgment to water, sewer and electric utilities that King County cannot charge the utilities rent for the use of county roads and rights-of-way. A formal order reflecting the Court’s decision will be prepared and presented to the Court in the near future.

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On November 7, 2016, the King County Council adopted Ordinance 18403 purporting to authorize the imposition and collection of “rent” from water, sewer, gas and electric utilities using county roads and rights-of-way. The County anticipated the Ordinance would generate $10,000,000 per year for the County’s general fund. On December 29, 2017, King County’s Facilities Management Division adopted Rules for Determining Franchise Compensation intended to implement the Ordinance. The Rules went into effect on January 29, 2018.
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Former Seahawk Attorney Richard Leigh Named to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Richard Leigh Newest Trustee for Bellevue College Bellevue College (BC) recently announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Richard Leigh to its board of trustees. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. Leigh currently acts as general counsel for SEIU 775 Benefits Group, a… Continue Reading

What Is An Anti-Harassment Order Of Protection In Seattle?

In the new age of technology, harassment is only increasing. If you live in the Seattle area and are being repeatedly harassed by someone, you don’t have to live in fear. There are orders of protection that you can file that can stop you from being a victim. In Washington, it is illegal to harass… Continue Reading