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Jerry Galland

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If the reason for the meeting is illegal…..

August 12th, 2013 at Mon, 12th, 2013 at 4:02 pm by Jerry Galland
…..does the meeting become an illegal act by your elected officials?
Just last week South King Fire & Rescue Fire Commissioner and Chairman Bill Gates and the Board of Fire Commissioners voted 4-1 in a Special Meetingfor the sole purpose of voting to use thousands of your tax dollars to defend FF Brandon Church in his Department of Health (DOH) investigation for ‘unprofessional conduct’ by contacting a female patient he had treated (less than three hours after he treated her) and was described as ‘sexual innuendo”.

Brandon Church was found guilty by a department investigation of this and other questionable actions including lying and cheating, so we are just throwing good money after bad. Tax dollars, that is.

Bill Gates convened a special meeting to hold an executive session for the sole purpose of taking your tax dollars to defend a firefighter for his personal sexual actions. The DOH investigation is of the licensee Brandon Church.

In very specific language by email the DOH has emphatically told me the department is NOT A PARTY TO THEIR CASE.

This is all about personal actions taken by Brandon Church.
Personal sexual actions that are costing you precious thousand$ of tax dollars deflected from safety.

I opine the entire meeting was illegal but the commissioners and administration took extreme measures to make sure that I was not aware of it until it was over.

I am active in the arena of government accountability. In order to stay on the pulse and help keep the public informed, without compensation, I have attended every regular meeting and almost every Special meeting of the Board of Commissioners since October 2010.

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