Posts Tagged ‘Mesa Washington’

City of Mesa Council Meeting – Discussion on LUPA lawsuit.WMV

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

This clip is from the City of Mesa Council meeting on March 4, 2003 concerning the violations of the Mesa Board of Appeals (BOA) and the City’s responsibility. The BOA met the next night (March 5, 2003) and upheld the City’s expiration of our permit. This was the first lawsuit we filed against the City of Mesa. We did turn the violations of the Open Public Meetings Act over to the State Auditor’s office. Brian Sonntag was our State Auditor at that time. He sent me a letter saying that he was not going to do anything about the BOA violations. In the end the City of Mesa wound up paying out almost 000 in attonrey fees, court costs, and interest.

Exhibit #214 Mesa City Council- Setting Fees for Public Records.wmv

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

This is the City of Mesa Council meeting where the Council decides to increase copy charges; except for Diskettes which were decreased. Keep in mind that the legislature did foresee this exact conversation happening when they enacted RCW 42.56.120 and RCW 42.56.070(7) & (8). Each agency shall establish, maintain, and make available for public inspection and copying a statement of the actual per page cost or other costs, if any, that it charges for providing photocopies of public records and a statement of the factors and manner used to determine the actual per page cost or other costs, if any. RCW 42.56.070(7). Shouldn’t all agencies should know the laws that they must follow.

Donna Zink’s Request for Public Records April 25, 2003 Mesa City Hall.wmv

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Requiring me to have my attorney contact the City’s attorney and limiting my time at City Hall to one particular hour per day (10:00 am to 11:00 am) did not work. So now what? Ah yes, the video camera. Even though the City clerks continue to audio tape the interaction they demand that I stop my recording device; using this to once again refuse to release any public records. We filed our second suit against the City of Mesa under the PRA five days later (April 30, 2003). I did not go back up to City Hall until the night of May 8, 2003 when I went to video tape the City Council meeting; something I had been doing since January 2003 (See video “March 27, 2003…). None-the-less, when I declared my right to remain and video tape the meeting, refusing to stop recording, the City of Mesa Officials demanded that I be removed from the City Hall which caused me to be arrested for criminal trespassing. See “The Arrest of Donna Zink” parts I & II

Donna Zink’s Request for Public Records April 11, 2003 Mesa City Hall.wmv

Monday, November 21st, 2011

FYI: I was really upset on this day. People who know me would say I was downright pissed off and they could envision steam coming out of my ears. Why just the day before this one I was met by a very stoic Ms. Standridge with the message that I must have my attorney contact the City’s attorney in order to be able to have access to any of the City owned public records. Any of the City held public records. Including the minutes book; something they use to just hand to me. But on April 4, 2003 we had filed our LUPA action in order to reverse the decision of the Kangaroo Court the City had appointed to uphold their decision to expire our building permit. On April 10, 2003, the City of Mesa retaliated and cut off all access to public records. This is the next day. Yes I am a very upset public records requester.

Donna Zink’s Request for Public Records April 15, 2003 Mesa City Hall.wmv

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

So first they try making me have my attorney contact the City’s attorney. But it didn’t work. I’m back to see the records. So what will they come up with next? I can’t wait to find out. FYI this is as big as City Hall gets. This is where both clerks work. These are the books and file cabinets that contain the public records the City clerks had to search through for days and days in order to fulfill my requests for such things as minutes, ordinances, rules, as well as a forged complaint against my home. Of course they did have to stop scrap booking. I’m sure that was irritating to them.

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