Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 10:21 PM
Subject: Independent Auditors Need Your Horror Stories To Expose The
King County DDES Code Enforcement
Owners Who Have Had an Encounter with the King County Department of
Environmental & Development Service
Anyone who has had an encounter with the King County DDES Gestapo, here is
your chance to tell your story.
Please take the time to compose your horror story about the DDES directly to
the two auditors below per Jeff Wrights instructions.
please forward this to any neighbors or friends you know who have
had an encounter with the DDES.
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To: Announce Lists
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008
DDES auditors need your help
To all CAPR
Independent auditors are currently conducting an
investigation (audit) of
code enforcement activities of King Co.
DDES. The auditors, Cindy Drake and
Rob McGowan, were at the CAPR
King Co Chapter meeting this past Thursday
night and took input for nearly
2 hours from those in attendance. They are
set to take public
feedback during April and May with a report due to the
County Council in
late August / early September. The audit will be released
the same time and their presentation to the Council will be
aired on the
County television channel.
The auditors are looking for input from
people who have been involved in an
enforcement action. If you have
had difficulty with an enforcement action,
they want to hear from
you. They need hard facts, case numbers, how you
felt that you were
handled unfairly, etc. Leave the emotion (most of it,
threats and raw language out of it, please. These folks are
investigators and they need solid information to help us all.
their first public gathering and I received a telling comment. On
way out to our cars, I thanked Rob McGowan for coming and he said
welcome. We didn't know that things were this bad." Take a
minutes and give them some help.
They can be reached at