State appeals court vacates Grays Harbor Superior Court ruling

SHELTON, Wash. – The Washington State Appeals court has overturned a ruling by the Grays Harbor County Superior Court, vindicating the Mason County Board of Commissioners.

Earlier this summer the nonprofit group Advocates for Responsible Government sued the board over their extension of a solid waste transportation contract with Regional Disposal Company.
The original ruling stated that not only had they wrongly renewed the contract, they had violated the Open Public Meetings Act of 1971.
Finding that the Advocates lacked standing to sue the county over that violation, the appeals court vacated the judgement entirely.