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Posted on: January 21, 2020

King County Franchise Ordinance Update - Decision by Washington Supreme Court

On December 5, 2019, the Washington Supreme Court issued its decision reversing the trial court’s order in favor of the utilities, ruling that King County has the authority to charge “rent” to water, sewer, gas and electric utilities as a condition of using County rights-of-way. The Court’s ruling will result in increases in your utility rates to cover the rent amounts being sought by the County. For more information, click here

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