To: Mr. Joe Miles of DDES, the King
County Council, County Executive, the news media and hundreds of rural
landowners all across rural King County.
Mr. Joe Miles, PE
King County DDES
Dear Mr. Miles:
We have been reviewing rural King
County code enforcement cases in which your division is currently
engaged against lawful citizens of this United States. As you are well
aware, many rural King County landowners have finally decided to oppose not
only the unconstitutional ordinances you are attempting to enforce, but the way
you enforce them, with intimidation, brow beating and coercion. A
huge number of rural folk have decided to just disobey your ordinances and
do what ever they want on or with their property. Civil disobedience to
law is becoming more common place by the day. They feel no obligation to
obey an out-of-control government.
Activities on many fronts are taking
place to undo what you, Ron Sims, Stephanie Warden, her staff and the
Democrat council members are perpetrating on rural landowners in violation of
the Constitution of the United States. A few of those activities
1. We are starting
the process to form a new county. It is well underway and is receiving
wide acceptance, especially in areas outside of the Kingdom of King
County. They can't wait to sock it to the wild-eyed "elephant in the
2. We are in court
to obtain referendum redress against unlawful ordinances, such as the
3. The Pacific
Legal Foundation is suing the County on the grounds that certain portions of the
CAO are unconstitutional on their face.
4. Strong efforts
are underway to bring an inititative to the ballot similar to Oregon's Ballot
Measure 37 which requires just compensation for land use or other ordinances or
laws that reduce a landowner's value. It too is receiving wide acceptance
across the state.
protests and demonstrations wherever Ron Sims or any of the Democrat Council
Members appear along with DDES staff.
6. Coming to the
aid of our rural brethren in egregious and confiscatory code enforcement
activities. We will be putting groups of citizens together in support of
these landowners and descending on government offices en masse to protest the
actions against our rural neighbors.
7. A RICO
(Racketeering) Complaint will be filed shortly with the U. S. District Court in
Seattle to call for a Federal investigation into the fraud, waste and abuse
of DDES, WLSD and other out-of-control King County Departments such as
records and elections. The complaint has been drafted and being reviewed
by counsel. These are the areas that we will be calling for an
County Department of Development and Environmental Services.
1. A consistent
pattern of over charging and duplication of fees for permits of all
and capricious actions on permit applications and code enforcement
3. Piling on of
charges for spurious code enforcement allegations and penalties way beyond
reason in addition to a pattern of intimidation and brow beating of landowners,
either in some permit application, or by a discovery of some code violation
through anonymous complaints.
hiding pertinent files in code enforcement actions or during
citizens due process as required by the 5th Amendment to the U. S.
County Water and Land Services Department
Imposing fees on property owners and then not apportioning those fees for
the reasons they were imposed in the first place. Rather than those fees (over $200,000,000 since the fee was imposed)
being used for their lawful
purposes, said fees have been diverted to build a huge staff, initiate
exhaustive studies and buy capital equipment.
County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
printing and distribution of material clearly designed to promote and
propagandize specific land use ordinances as an advocate piece, without proper
disclosures and with clear distortions and misrepresentations of
extortion of federal funds to build salmon restoration devices in streams and
seasonal creeks that have no possibility of ever bearing
abuse of Freedom of Information and Public Disclosure Act requests. King County has already been sued for
these violations and had to pay out over $100,000 in penalties. One particular case is still open and
the County could be obligated to even greater penalties, all of which come out
of the taxpayer's pocket and caused by government legislators to cover up
negligence, mis-management and outright fraud, waste and
All across the state, individuals
from all walks of life are over their eyebrows in what King County dishes out to
them. Stolen elections. Over charging and doubling of permit and
development fees. Tent cities. Diversion of funds. Having
to pay for Seattle's problems like the aging and crumbling viaduct.
Frankly Joe, we are all sick of it.
So we are coming to the aid of our
rural neighbors like Stan Powers (what you have done to Stan
and his family borders on government run amok) and we are going to
take the issue to your doorstep at DDES, or perhaps one day we will just show up
on your door step at home with one of our
demonstrations, like we did for Mr. Sims. Or it might be Stephanie
Warden's or Jim Toole's door step. No, there will be no threats or
concerns about physical harm or property damage. We are not violent
people. We are just Americans trying to live our lives under the U. S. and
State Constitutions and the guarantees of life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness that those Constitutions provide. Rest assured.
We will not stand by and let our government tear down our cherished
Government has become the enemy of
free peoples and those free peoples are going to rise up and take back what is
rightfully theirs. A day of reckoning is coming and a lot of
you government types are going to lose your jobs, with any luck at
THE CRESCENDO IS
Fall City, WA