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Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 10:36 PM
Subject: Vashon DDES Blog I told you about a month ago, which is looking for postings of horror stories

Per our conversation over beer after last month's CAPR meeting:
Here's the link to the home page I told you about of a local Vashon Realtor couple  - Marie Browne and Troy Kindred - who started a DDES blog and are looking for postings of horror stories, anonymous or, preferably, with real names.  Please contribute if you can, or copy and paste some of the past postings to the CAPR announce list if you can take the time to do so.  I think they are looking to publicize, on a more "Vashon centric" site, the abuses DDES is heaping on rural residents.  I think it will help the cause to get Vashon residents sensitized to the situation if they read these stories at the website of two very local Realtors who are well and widely known as long time islanders involved in the community.
Go to the link, then scroll or look down the left side for the "DDES Blog".
Here's the link to their home page:  https://yourhtr.yourkwagent.com/ or www.yourhtr.com
If, for some reason, you have a problem, the direct lik to their DDES blog is:  https://ddesblog.blogspot.com/
Marie and Troy own Vashon's "other" paper, the LOOP, and are very sympathetic to the problems created by the CAO and the dysfunction of DDES.  In fact, as you'll see, Marie refers to DDES as the Department of Dysfunction, Extortion and Sadism.
I have the feeling I've left someone out who was there at that brewery in Issaquah that night, but can't recall any other names of who was sitting around the table so if you see that I've missed someone, please feel free to forward  - and cc me so I'll know for any other emails I might send on this topic.
Oh, and by the way, in case any of you are wondering where my still active PDA lawsuit against Ron Sims is at, beyond the latest posting at my  blog about my latest win at Feb 5, 2007 in the Court of Appeals, it's that King County appealed my favorable outcome to the Washington State Supreme Court.  It's the first time I didn't, and wasn't going to, appeal myself, and the first time King County initiated an appeal.  King County's Petition for Review, our response, and their reply to our response, were all filed months ago, and now we just wait to hear whether the Supreme Court will take the case again (you'll recall I'd originally appealed, and won, all the way up to that court, back in 2004).  The wait to hear whether the case will be taken or not is typically 6 to 8 months from when the briefs are filed, which was, as I said, a couple months back now.
Armen Yousoufian