February 28, 2019

Lawsuit challenges state law expanding Spokane County Commission from three to five members

From The Spokesman-Review, 2/28/19

“Spokane County has joined a lawsuit challenging a state law that will expand the county commission from three to five members.

“The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court. The plaintiffs include the county as well as Commissioner Al French, former Commissioner John Roskelley and the Washington State Association of Counties.”

“All 39 Washington counties pay dues to be a part of the Washington State Association of Counties. Eric Johnson, the executive director of the organization, said members voted unanimously to move forward with the lawsuit. The complaint is signed by attorneys with Pacifica Law Group in Seattle and by John Driscoll, the chief civil attorney in the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office.”

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