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Posts for October 2020

Allegations and the PRA: Navigating the Disclosure of Internal Investigations

Allegations and the PRA: Navigating the Disclosure of Internal Investigations

October 19, 2020 by Sarah Doar
Category: Public Records Act

This blog post looks at questions that might arise when a request is made for a public record pertaining to the internal investigation of an employee. 

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Washington Supreme Court Finds I-976 Unconstitutional

Washington Supreme Court Finds I-976 Unconstitutional

October 16, 2020 by Oskar Rey
Category: Revenues , Court Decisions and AGO Opinions

This blog provides a brief overview of a recent Washington Supreme Court ruling striking down I-976.

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A Refresher on the Gift of Public Funds

A Refresher on the Gift of Public Funds

October 15, 2020 by Oskar Rey
Category: Gift of Public Funds

This blog provides on overview of the state's prohibition on gifts of public funds for local governments and elected officials, including tips on avoiding violations of the prohibition. 

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Regulating Non-Commercial Temporary Signs During Election Season

Regulating Non-Commercial Temporary Signs During Election Season

October 14, 2020 by Jill Dvorkin
Category: Elections , Sign Control

This blog post provides a brief refresher on how a jurisdiction may regulate temporary, campaign-related signs in a post-Reed v. Gilbert environment.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Local Government Workplace

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Local Government Workplace

October 12, 2020 by Flannary Collins
Category: Personnel , COVID-19

This blog article offers an overview of the legal considerations local governments must review when determining whether or not to require compulsory COVID-19 vaccinations before employees may return to work. 

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Climate Change: What Can Local Governments Do?

Climate Change: What Can Local Governments Do?

October 8, 2020 by Jill Dvorkin
Category: Climate Change

This blog explains the basic elements of a Climate Action Plan, provide examples, and shares some of the many resources related to climate policy.

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Goodbye from Finance Consultant Mike Bailey

Goodbye from Finance Consultant Mike Bailey

October 5, 2020 by Mike Bailey
Category:

Finance Consultant Mike Bailey is retiring. In this blog post, he reflects on his many years working with and for local governments in Washington State.

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Micromobility Moves Forward in Washington, Despite the Pandemic

Micromobility Moves Forward in Washington, Despite the Pandemic

October 1, 2020 by Leah LaCivita
Category: Cycling and Walking

This blog post looks at scooter share pilots recently launched in King County and Seattle. 

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