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AGO 1961 No. 60 >  August 31, 1961
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - PLANNING ENABLING ACT - ZONING RESOLUTIONS - ELECTIONS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- PLANNING ENABLING ACT ‑- ZONING RESOLUTIONS ‑- ELECTIONS There is no provision under the planning enabling act (chapter 36.70 RCW) for holding an election on the acceptance or rejection of a zoning resolution and land use map.
AGO 1961 No. 62 >  September 14, 1961
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO ABOLISH OR REGULATE THE USE OF GASOLINE AND/OR ELECTRIC MOTORS ON LAKES IN KING COUNTY ‑- ACQUISITION OF LAND BY... (1) and (2) The board of county commissioners does not have the authority to prohibit the use of motorboats upon nonnavigable lakes but may enact ordinances which reasonably regulates the speed and other activities of such motorboats so long as such ordinances are consistent with state regulations embodied in RCW 88.12.010. (3) The board of county commissioners should follow the provisions of RCW 36.32.120 (7) in establishing such regulations. (4) The ownership by the state or a county of property abutting a nonnavigable lake does not affect the authority of the board of county commissioners to regulate the use of motor-powered watercraft on such waters.
AGO 1963 No. 39 >  July 24, 1963
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - AUTHORITY TO RENT ROAD EQUIPMENT TO LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- AUTHORITY TO RENT ROAD EQUIPMENT TO LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE ORGANIZATION A board of county commissioners has the authority to rent county road equipment to local civil defense organizations of the political subdivisions of this state for civil defense purposes.
AGO 1964 No. 121 >  September 17, 1964
COUNTIES - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - TOURIST PROMOTION - ADVERTISING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES - EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS
COUNTIES ‑- BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ‑- TOURIST PROMOTION ‑- ADVERTISING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES ‑- EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS The board of county commissioners of a county does not have the authority to expend public funds for tourist promotion by advertising the county in terms of recreational advantages and facilities to be found therein.
AGO 2008 No. 7 >  September 19, 2008
COUNTIES - ELECTIONS - BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - PETITIONS - COUNTY SEAT
Authority to process petitions and canvass elections for the removal of a county seat 1.         The board of county commissioners is required to canvass petitions seeking to remove the county seat; the board may not delegate the discretionary elements of the canvassing process.  2.         Canvassing of signatures on a petition to remove the county seat by the board of county commissioners is action that must be taken at a properly called meeting as set forth in the Open Public Meetings Act.  3.         There is no statutory limit on the amount of time that may elapse between the date that a petition to remove a county seat is signed and the date when the petition is submitted to the county legislative authority.  4.         Signatures on a petition to remove the county seat may be withdrawn, and serial petitions adding signatures may be submitted, prior to the statutory deadline for filing any removal petition.
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