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Posted on: October 2, 2018

King County Franchise Ordinance - Notice of Appeal Filed

Please be advised that on September 24, 2018, King County filed its Notice of Appeal of the trial court’s ruling invalidating portions of Ordinance 18403 relating to the County’s demand for payment of “franchise compensation” or “rent” as a condition using public rights-of-way to provide water, sewer, gas and electric services.  King County is seeking direct review of the trial court’s decision from the Washington Supreme Court.  If the Washington Supreme Court does not accept direct review, the appeal will be heard by the Court of Appeals, Division I.


Covington Water District will provide further information about this matter in the future to keep you updated on the status of this important litigation.

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