A Ray of Sunshine

Posted October 13th, 2007 by Joe Kaiser

Dear Rob,

Today, from Pend Oreille County, we received our requested pubic records.

Here’s the cover letter . . .


Which begs the question . . . was it really that difficult, Eric?

a helpful response

If it’s still too small to read after clicking on the letter above, here is the text of her letter, in its entirety . . .

Dear Mr. Kaiser:

Re: Public Records Request

Enclosed is the listing of the properties that had tax foreclosure excess funds that reverted to Pend Oreille County for the years 1997 through 2004. 2005-2007 excess funds will not revert to the county until 2008-2010.

I hope this information is of assistance to you.


Charlotte Demlow, Treasurer
Pend Oreile County

It is of assistance, Charlotte, and I thank you.

Compare that with the beastly letter from Benton County yesterday, which, incidentally, resulted in absolutely nothing.

See the diff?

as requested

Thank you Pend Oreille (pronounced: pond-a-ray) County Treasurer Charlotte Demlow for reviewing my request and responding without delay.

Notice, Rob, there was no unnecessary affidavit required, no deposing and swearing under oath, no notices of potential penalties for perjury, no investigations or inquiries to state agencies about my other businesses, no contacts with other county treasurers, no long letters of explanation with warnings of privacy or privilege or NOT FOR PUBLIC DISSEMINATION, and on and on and on.

Frankly, I doubt it ended even there.

Charlotte, on the other hand, just sent the public record information I requested, as requested.

Yes, an actual ray of sunshine today.

I’d send a pizza as my way of saying thanks, but we all know how that goes.

In the arena,

Joe Kaiser

One Response to: “A Ray of Sunshine”

  1. anemonehead responds:
    Posted: October 15th, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Nice to see someone’s doing their job.

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