NAME

Address

City  ST  Zip

Telephone

Date

To:     First Last [Name], County Commissioner/Supervisor

          First Last [Name], County Commissioner/Supervisor

          First Last [Name], County Commissioner/Supervisor

          [Name] County Courthouse

          Street Address

          City  ST  Zip

Re:     Board of Appeal(s)/Equalization/Review members

This is demand for copies of all applications to [Name] County Commissioners/Supervisors submitted by all current members of the Board of Appeal(s)/Equalization/Review in/for [Name] County and all attachments and/or exhibits to all such applications, with specific reference to the full names, backgrounds and qualifications of all such members.  Do not redact or delete this specific information.

Board of Appeal(s)/Equalization/Review members are political appointees, not civil service employees; and are not exempt from the [Name] State public records disclosure act.  Not to furnish this information is a violation of the [Name] State public records disclosure act and a civil rights violation.

This demand to furnish is upon you and each of you and any and all custodians in possession of these records and documents.

POINTS AND AUTHORITIES

The following is for Washington State.

Research your state’s public records disclosure act.

RCW 42.56.550 (4)  Any person who prevails against an agency in any action in the courts seeking the right to inspect or copy any public record or the right to receive a response to a public record request within a reasonable amount of time shall be awarded all costs, including reasonable attorney fees, incurred in connection with such legal action. In addition, it shall be within the discretion of the court to award such person an amount not less than five dollars and not to exceed one hundred dollars for each day that he or she was denied the right to inspect or copy said public record.

Sincerely,

 

 

Name


NAME

Address

City  ST  Zip

Telephone

Date

To:     First Last [Name], County Assessor

          [Name] County Courthouse

          Street Address

          City  ST  Zip

This is demand for:

copies of assessed valuation comparisons used for determining most recent assessed valuation for parcel number 999.99.

date of determination of most recent assessed valuation for parcel number 999.99.

name(s) of individual(s) that determined most recent assessed valuation for parcel number 999.99.

This is demand that the individual(s) that determined most recent assessed valuation for parcel number 999.99 appear as witness(es) at Board of Appeal(s)/Equalization/Review hearing scheduled for 9:00 AM on date.

You have stated: “The assessed value for this parcel is statistically updated annually using computer aided mass appraisal software.”

The assesssed value of this property, parcel number 999.99, has doubled in 5 years.  That is an average increase per year of 16%.

This is demand that you personally appear as a witness at Board of Appeal(s)/Equalization/Review hearing scheduled for 9:00 AM on date in order to explain this irrational assessed valuation.

Sincerely,

 

 

Name


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A popular government
without

popular information,

or the means

of acquiring it,

is but a prologue

to a farce

or a tragedy;

or, perhaps both.

 

James Madison