Dear Mr. Zandberg:
I've had the pleasure of reading your recent blog entries pertaining to the use of the Beverly Elementary School Parking lot for your "employer's" holiday party overflow parking. To avoid any confusion in the future, please direct any facility use requests you may have, for yourself or any of your employers, with the exception of [your primary public sector employer], through our office. We will be happy to then forward any such requests to the appropriate person at the School District.
So, you are retracting Duncan's earlier direction? It is a good thing I spoke up and asked [deleted] the meaningful question, otherwise one of my employers would have gotten a free ride.
So, if I seek to rent a parking lot in the District, I write an email to a law firm and inquire as to availability, they then forward the inquiry to the District, with their bill attached. The District receives the inquiry, checks the status of the lot and reports back to a law firm so I can eventually discover if the lot is available. If the lot I select is not available, the process repeats until a vacancy is identified.
Once a lot has been identified, I submit a check for $15 ($5.00/day and a $10 scheduling fee) and a certificate of insurance with endorsement to the law firm and they forward it to the District, with their bill attached.
If changes to the booking are needed, because in all fairness it has happened many times in the last seven years, I would report my change to the law firm and they would return to step one to broker the discovery of an available time slot. Fortunately, the certificate and check would already be with the District.
What happens if my check bounces? The District could potentially incur hours and hours of legal bills for a $15 revenue "drip" (as opposed to a stream). Where is the logic in that?
Critical Question: Where is Ross Perot when you need him? I hear a giant sucking sound and it needs a pie chart. Why not start up a business and have all of the public requests for parking processed through esd15.org? Of course, the gap between each step above will be the mandatory 30 days.
Friday, November 30, 2007
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I just don't understand why the folks at the ESC are so concerned about you (Mark) and your opinion. If I was doing my job to the best of my ability, I certainly wouldn't be the least bit concerned about your opinion.
I frequently don't care for my opinions.
Poor Stephanie. She needs lawyers to protect her from being another shining example of ineptness. Is it because she is one of Marla's buddies?
I thought Stephanie was married to a lawyer, or at least had one in the family. I have heard she is somehow related to a former mayor of Edmonds - which makes her infinitely qualified in Marla's eyes.
If a lawyer is taking pleasure from your blog, it can't be a good thing. Run for cover, Mark.
Mark, I say you completely ignore this attorney and her request. I believe that it is illegal to ask you to use a different process than other citizens, unless the district has filed a no-contact order against you.
The lawyer is taking pleasure in the blog because it is about to become very lucrative for them. Forwarding mail used to be free through the United States Postal Service. The District is about to pay $385 an hour for the same service.
My property tax payments will be blown in a matter of days.
Thank you for your concern and words of caution.
Again, way to go! Should we all sing this one together? Em eye see kay eee why em oh u [deleted]. Nicky Mouse. Please go and run some other district into the ground. You and the district's lawyers are being made quick work of, by the real deal.
Marla read please: Mark makes you and your team look and sound like an Edmonds El. recess. Not to take away anything from our beautiful children. They are just doing what they should be doing. Sharing and playing fairly. Damn it, I'll have to get back to you when I find words you would understand. Good luck eh?
Mark, I am so jealous. I am limited to talking to only Ken Limon when I need to contact the district. Of course, he never returns my calls, so there is very little point to asking this public servant any questions.
If you have questions for others, send them my way. I have a very nice set of lawyers that always respond. Of course, it takes thirty days, but it's a response.
What is horribly annoying too, is the complete inactivity from the Superintendent on any of the issues brought up on this blog. Denial and dismissal is now ignore and hopefully it will all go away while in the meantime keeping the attorney's busy on it so it is all more than an arm's length away. There are so many things he should have taken action on but has anyone seen any? It could be that when you overpay someone, as in his case, maintaining the status quo for self serving reasons becomes his main concern. Oh, and leaving his own legacy of new buildings on suspect properties which in the long term may cost us for many years to come.
Additionally, you are being discriminated against because you are a disgruntled former employee and therefore subhuman.
Does anyone know how much time the lawyer spends monitoring this blog? Is the District being charged for it or are they just getting their thrills from the James Bond spy thing? How does it feel folks to know that some lawyer, presumably at the behest of the District is monitoring your every word?
This feels oddly like the 60's when the FBI was infiltrating protest groups. Sorry, but I really thought that we were beyond that.
You introduce a rather sad, but very likely scenario. Somewhere, out there, a number of lawyers are reading this blog and sending their bills to the District.
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