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LAKEWOOD: Repeal sewer ‘franchise fee’

Letter by Anton J. Miller, Lakewood on Jan. 26, 2012 at 10:31 am | 3 Comments »
January 26, 2012 1:40 pm

Thanks to state Sen. Mike Carrell (Viewpoint, 1-26) for trying to repeal the “franchise fee” imposed last year by Pierce County on Lakewood sewer ratepayers.

That “fee” is an unlawful tax which will, in due course, be struck down by a class-action lawsuit, if not legislatively abolished. Lakewood ratepayers will wind up paying attorneys fees, but at least Pierce County Councilman Dick Muri, at whose urging the fee was imposed, will be held accountable.

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