Dozens of people have been asking the same question - Did the District respond to my request for information? Simply put, yes. While I have the official response for the single document I requested, I have a lengthy list of other documents to request. The issue at hand is whether the fees associated with the requests constitute a legitimate expense for esd15.org.
As my readers will readily recall, the District has graciously (pun intended) offered to reimburse my expenses associated with the maintenance of esd15.org. Seeking all documents relating to property transactions, for the benefit of my readers, would be an expense I would expect to recapture if the District buys esd15.org. Such expenses would constitute an investment in the site and therefore reimbursable under the parameters described by the District's legal counsel.
Once a qualified legal opinion is rendered, I will make the requests and bill them to esd15.org. Sadly, the District may ultimately pay 10 cents a page for the very documents I am requesting - if esd15.org ever ceases to serve as a conduit for progressive change and falls into the hands of the District.
Additionally, defending myself against silly legal claims from Perkins would also qualify as legitimate expenses associated with maintaining esd15.org. One could argue that I should assemble a throng of the greatest legal minds on a contingency basis.
Mark Zandberg, Moderator
Former Planning and Property Management Specialist
March 2001 - June 2007
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