On August 1, 2018, Judge Samuel Chung made an oral ruling granting a summary judgment in favor of the utilities. WRA is waiting on the written ruling and probable appeal by King County. The BOT will decide going forward if there is an appeal to suspend collection of KC RoW Rent until the appeal is over. The original $6.11 will be held in reserve.
Post WUC meeting, Mike Kenyon meet in person with King County Councilwomen Kathy Lambert to discuss Judge Chung’s ruling. She confirmed the Council is waiting for the written ruling and followed by Council’s legal staff recommendations as to the possible appeal.
On September 4th, Judge Chung signed his ruling. The Seattle Times reports that King County plans to appeal to the Washing State Supreme Court. See link for article.
WUC recommends a letter campaign to King County Executive Dow Constantine mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Main phone: 206-263-9600 Fax: 206-296-0194. Please let Executive Constantine know no new fees, taxes, rent for Unincorporated King County before Wednesday, October 3rd. Thank you.