I did not receive this information until a day after it was due, but I am posting it so that everyone can be aware of what is happening "behind the scenes."
ACOW URGENTLY NEEDS (WOULD LIKE) TO HAVE AN APPRAISER FROM KITSAP COUNTY ATTEND A WA STATE SENATE HEARING TOMORROW, WED 1-20-10, AT 3:30 PM IN OLYMPIA ABOUT SENATE BILL SB6635 AND TO TESTIFY (BRIEFLY) ABOUT HOW IT IS CONSIDERED A “POOR PUBLIC PROCESS” TO INTRODUCE A BILL ON AN AFTERNOON, AND THEN SCHEDULE THE HEARING FOR THE VERY NEXT AFTERNOON, PROVIDING VERY LIMITED NOTICE TO AFFECTED CONSTITUENTS.
This pertains to a bill introduced by Sen. Karen Fraser that will require appraisers to have education in appraising “green” type properties. I can “guide” the “volunteer” as to exactly what to say, where to attend, etc. – just need someone who could be available on this short notice. The committee chairperson is Phil Rockefeller from the 23rd District, which covers much of Kitsap County (click on link for map). I will testify on ACOW’s behalf as to why ACOW OPPOSES this bill (copy attached), but it would be good to have an actual constituent there from the chairperson’s district to essentially “complain” to the that we were given very limited notice of this hearing.
Please poll your chapter members for anyone willing to attend, and have them contact me asap.