Utility Franchise Agreements
Utility franchises are agreements between the City of Shoreline and utility providers which allow the utilities to make use of City streets and rights-of-way for the purposes of construction, operation and maintenance of their utility systems. The franchises also ensure that the use of public rights-of-way are protected and managed, that high standards of customer service on behalf of the utility provider are maintained, and that financial compensation relating to the utility provider’s use of the public rights-of-way is received, among other considerations.
The City of Shoreline enters into interlocal agreements with other governments or public agencies in order to provide service to Shoreline residents. The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Section 39.34 permits local governments to enter into interlocal agreements with other public agencies.
Major Service Contracts
The City of Shoreline enters into service contracts with external entities so that they can provide service to Shoreline residents on the City’s behalf. These agreements also ensure that these external organizations are good stewards of the community and the community’s resources during the time in which the service is provided or the agreement is in effect.