No. 75076-9.

110 P.3d 1132 (2005)

154 Wash.2d 224

The QUADRANT CORPORATION, a Washington corporation, Petitioner, v. STATE of Washington GROWTH MANAGEMENT HEARINGS BOARD, an administrative agency of the State of Washington; and Friends of the Law, a Washington nonprofit corporation, Respondents, King County, Petitioner, v. Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board; Friends of the Law, a Washington nonprofit corporation; Coalition for Public Trust; and the Quadrant Corporation, Respondents, Friends of the Law, a Washington nonprofit corporation, Petitioner, v. King County; the Quadrant Corporation; and Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board, Respondents, Coalition for Public Trust, Defendant.

Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

Decided May 5, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

George Kresovich, Richard R. Wilson, Brian David Todd, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, Seattle, WA, for Petitioner.

Norm Maleng, Pros. Atty., and H. Kevin Wright and Michael J. Sinsky, Deputies, for King County.

David A. Bricklin, Bricklin Newman Dold LLP, for Friends of the Law.

Martha Patricia Lantz, Offc. of Atty. Gen. Lic. & Admin. Law Div., Olympia, WA, for Respondents.

John T. Zilavy, Futurewise, Seattle, WA, for Amicus Curiae (1000 Friends of Washington).

John Roberts Moffat, Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office, Everett, WA, for Amicus Curiae (Snohomish County).


¶ 1 Once again we are confronted with a conflict between competing powers under the Growth Management Act (GMA), chapter 36.70A RCW. This time the controversy concerns King County's designation of approximately 2,500 acres of land situated between Redmond and Duval in King County as an urban growth area (UGA), and subsequently, in the alternative, as a fully contained community (FCC).

¶ 2 The question raised is whether King County's actions...


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