Dave and Judith Palmer 7475 State Route 12 Oakville, Wa. 98568 360/273-8117 dave at theblackriver dot net judith at theblackriver dot net www.theblackriver.net

February 19, 2003

Commissioner Beerbower meeting

Our Concerns:

How does one get redress from conduct/decisions of county departments or appointed boards?"

"Where does the buck stop?"

Grays Harbor Planning Commission :

Assessor office :

Board of Equalization:

Link to condensed transcript of Board of Equalization meeting in Grays Harbor on December 10, 2002

Therefore we have decided to appeal to the State Board of Tax Appeals on this basis:

The Grays Harbor Board of Equalization ignored my clear, cogent and convincing evidence that sales data presented by the Grays Harbor Assessor for comparables 2, 3, 4 and 5 were based on 1) unflooded homes or 2) nonexisting home or 3) tribal trust (exempt) land and 4) gross sales data error. The Board also accepted Assessor testimony which sometimes was hearsay, sometimes was based on supposition and which sometimes pushed inappropriate conclusions. Several comments by board members showed bias as well as outspoken opposition to my case.