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AGO 1963 No. 69 >  November 18, 1963
ZONING - COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION - PROPOSED REVISED ZONING PLAN - PUBLICATION
ZONING ‑- COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION ‑- PROPOSED REVISED ZONING PLAN ‑- PUBLICATION There is no statutory requirement that the entire text of a proposed revised zoning plan, including official controls, be published (1) prior to the hearing before the planning commission; or (2) prior to the public meeting at which the official controls are adopted by the board of county commissioners.
AGO 1992 No. 20 >  September 8, 1992
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES - FOREST PRACTICES BOARD - DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY - CITIES AND TOWNS - COUNTIES - FOREST LAND - ZONING
Conversion of Forest Land to a Use Other Than Commercial Timber Production 1.  RCW 76.09.060(3) provides that a forest practices application shall indicate whether any land covered by the application will be converted or is intended to be converted to a use other than commercial timber production within three years after completion of the forest practices described in it.  If the application does not state conversion is intended, for six years after the date of the application, a local government may deny all applications for permits or approvals relating to nonforestry uses of land subject to the application.  2.  If a prior landowner did not indicate an intention to convert land to a use other than commercial timber production, RCW 76.09.060 empowers a local government to deny application for permits or approvals relating to nonforestry uses of land subject to the application filed by a subsequent owner of the land for six years after the date of the application by the prior landowner. 3.  If a local government does not exercise its authority to deny applications for permits or approvals relating to nonforestry uses of land pursuant to RCW 76.09.060, a new landowner may convert the land to a use incompatible with timber growing, assuming such a change is lawful in other respects.  4.  If a local government does not exercise its authority to deny applications for permits or approvals relating to nonforestry uses of land pursuant to RCW 76.09.060, a new forest practices application is necessary if the activity is a forest practice for which a forest practices application is required.
AGO 1992 No. 25 >  October 20, 1992
CITIES AND TOWNS - ZONING - PREEMPTION
Preemption of Zoning Ordinances Related to Residential Care Facilities Licensed by the State 1.  RCW 70.128.175(2) provides that adult family homes shall be permitted uses in all areas zoned for residential or commercial purposes.  This statute preempts local zoning ordinances that prohibit the location of an adult family home within a certain distance of other similar facilities. 2.  The State licenses residential care facilities, other than adult family homes.  The fact that the State licenses these facilities does not in and of itself preempt local zoning ordinances that prohibit the location of such facilities within a certain distance of other similar facilities.
AGO 1954 No. 278 >  June 24, 1954
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - ZONING - DENSITY CONTROL
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- ZONING ‑- DENSITY CONTROL A county ordinance imposing a classified density control in a residence district (R-1) of the county is constitutional.
AGO 1954 No. 298 >  August 13, 1954
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS - ZONING - HEIGHT LIMITATIONS - AIRPORTS
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS ‑- ZONING ‑- HEIGHT LIMITATIONS ‑- AIRPORTS Zoning of building heights near an airport is a proper exercise of the police power.
AGO 1955 No. 112 >  July 12, 1955
ZONING - COUNTIES - PLANNING COMMISSIONS
ZONING ‑- COUNTIES ‑- PLANNING COMMISSIONS A city or county may not enact restrictive zoning ordinances or resolutions without appointing a planning commission and complying with statutory procedure.
AGO 1953 No. 182 >  December 14, 1953
COUNTIES - POLICE POWER - ZONING
COUNTIES ‑- POLICE POWER ‑- ZONING There may be partial or piecemeal zoning of a county under RCW 36.43.020, but license fees within any class must be equal.
AGLO 1976 No. 72 >  November 24, 1976
ZONING - STATE AGENCIES
APPLICABILITY OF BUILDING CODES TO STATE AGENCIES A state agency is not required to comply with the provisions of a local (county or city) zoning code.
AGLO 1975 No. 82 >  September 25, 1975
CITIES AND TOWNS - ZONING - MOTOR VEHICLES - MOBILE HOMES
MUNICIPAL ZONING OF MOBILE HOME SITES RCW 43.22.410 does not restrict the ability of a first class city, in exercising its constitutional and statutory powers with respect to zoning, to prohibit the placement of mobile homes within certain designated areas of the city.
AGLO 1979 No. 13 >  March 6, 1979
COUNTIES - CITIES AND TOWNS - ZONING - POLICE POWER - REGULATION OF CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS
COUNTIES ‑- CITIES AND TOWNS ‑- ZONING ‑- POLICE POWER ‑- REGULATION OF CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS
The provisions of RCW 64.32.110, a section of the horizontal property regimes act (condominiums) of 1963, have no effect on local police power regulations which do not relate to zoning (e.g., building codes) ‑- as distinguished from the pertinent provisions of local zoning codes themselves.
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