Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 10:21 PM
Subject: Independent Auditors Need Your Horror Stories To Expose The King County DDES Code Enforcement

To Property Owners Who Have Had an Encounter with the King County Department of Environmental & Development Service
1.  Anyone who has had an encounter with the King County DDES Gestapo, here is your chance to tell your story.  
2.  Please take the time to compose your horror story about the DDES directly to the two auditors below per Jeff Wrights instructions. 
3.  Also please forward this to any neighbors or friends you know who have had an encounter with the DDES. 
4.  Also cc me.
Thank you.
Jack Venrick
Enumclaw, Washington
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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 8:58 PM
Subject: [Capr-announce] DDES auditors need your help

To all CAPR supporters,

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
publicly at 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,
anyway), threats and raw language out of it, please.  These folks are
trained investigators and they need solid information to help us all.

This was their first public gathering and I received a telling comment.  On
the way out to our cars, I thanked Rob McGowan for coming and he said
"You're welcome.  We didn't know that things were this bad."  Take a few
minutes and give them some help.

They can be reached at "" or

Jeff Wright