Everett pays $17K to settle public records request

EVERETT — The City Council agreed Wednesday to pay out $17,090 to settle a case involving the failure to provide training records for a parking-enforcement officer.

The payout stemmed from Jonathan Scott Bander’s July 2010 request under Washington’s Public Records Act for Everett Police Department records about a parking-enforcement officer’s training. Although the department did supply numerous documents, Bander remained dissatisfied and sued the city in July 2011.

In September 2012, city employees discovered additional training records in an unmarked binder. Those documents were made available 789 days after Bander’s original request.

The settlement amount stems from $10 in daily penalties for that period plus $9,200 in attorney fees and other costs.

More in Local News

A wobbly calf grows into a 1,800-pound Lake Stevens behemoth

A shaggy and sometimes cranky bison is the last of his herd. He lives amid encroaching suburbia.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

Officials ID man shot and killed in apparent Everett robbery

Police believe the victim may have known the shooter, who drove away before the officers arrived.

Man, 60, in critical condition after Bothell crash

Police believe the driver may have been speeding when he hit a rock wall.

Missing Marysville woman found safe out of state

A Marysville senior who was reported missing in March has… Continue reading

FBI operation arrests 3 linked to exploitation of 32 women

The sting focused on Everett and other cities in Snohomish, King, Pierce, Skagit and Spokane counties.

Front Porch

EVENTS Seahawks event postponed A Toys for Tots Blue Friday fundraiser that… Continue reading

Arrests made in fatal robbery-turned Everett shooting

Hey A man, 24, and woman, 18, were found at a hotel in Seattle.

Friend or stranger, Sikhs extend hand to those in need

Sikhs have accepted people of all backgrounds as equals, regardless of race, social class or religion.

Most Read