State law gives utilities use of rights-of-way, however King County wants to tax you for it!
Contact your King County Council! On November 7, 2016, the King County Council quietly adopted an ordinance imposing an unlawful tax. Nearly a year later, on October 23, 2017, King County Facilities Management Division finally issued the draft rule to implement Ordinance 18403, providing some context as to how the County intends to impose the unlawful tax, but also exposing other troubling issues.
Download the details: What’s Wrong, Who Gets Hurt & What’s Next
What the Public Can Do Now:
Contact King County! Email comments to King County by 5 pm PST, Thursday December 7th, 2017.
For more information and the online comment form go to http://www.kingcounty.gov/franchise
Talk to Talk Radio! The Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts is presenting the story to talk radio hosts Dori Monson and John Curley of KIRO Radio. Dori Monson especially rails against King County and Seattle for unfair taxes. We want the radio hosts to know their listeners care about this. You are encouraged to tweet the hosts below and convince them they need to talk about the unlawful County tax on utilities.