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Posted on: September 9, 2019

King County Franchise Ordinance – Direct Review by the Washington Supreme Court

Please be advised that the WA Supreme Court has accepted direct review of the King County Franchise Ordinance Appeal. Oral argument before the Washington Supreme Court has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

This is 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.

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

Public Order Granting Review 

Public Setting Letter – Oral Argument

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