April 12, 2021, 12:14 PM
“P.S. I WOULD ALSO HOPE THIS BE HELD IN CONFIDENCE”
Last Friday, (4/9/21), we posted a report titled “TOO MANY SECRETS” regarding an ORDER from the Oregon Department of Justice compelling the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) to DISCLOSE complaints made in 2020 against Ranch Matters John Stevens’ private investigators license. For the record, all of the complaints submitted by the Association Officials were dismissed as “FALSE/UNFOUNDED” by DPSST.
SEE, “TOO MANY SECRETS” FOR BACKGROUND
Briefly, we reported that on April 1, 2021, Portland attorney, Robert Birk filed a “PETITION FOR AN ORDER…” requesting the Oregon Department of Justice intervene and Order DPSST to release documents submitted by former Ranch president Dave Palmer and the Ranch Association that were being withheld.
On April 8, 2021, the Department of Justice issued an Order requiring DPSST to release the withheld documents by granting Birk’s petition.
The following day, DPSST complied with the Department of Justice’s Order and began releasing the complaints and other information.
A CURSORY REVIEW OF THE RECEIVED RECORDS SUGGESTS VARIOUS RANCH OFFICIALS ATTEMPTED TO USE DPSST AS A WEAPON FOR THEIR PRIVATE WAR AGAINST RANCH MATTERS AND OTHERS.
One public record reflects the Ranch Administration is maintaining a “LIST” of some Association Members. The document is titled, “RANCH MATTERS FOLLOWER’S”
COPY OF LIST SUBMITTED TO DPSST ATTACHED
The aforementioned record was part of a larger batch of records that appears to have been submitted by Ranch Director Mark Schneider. Schneider prefaces his submission with, “I WOULD HOPE THIS BE HELD IN CONFIDENCE.”
Last June, we posted a story titled,
“HIT LIST or BAD GUY LIST”
That according to former Ranch General Maintenance Supervisor, Steve Swigart, the “List” was created by Ranch Manager Judy Lapora. Swigart knew at least 10 Association Members were being targeted by Lapora and or certain Ranch Officials/Employees.
Ranch President Carl Harbour posted a story in the February 2021 Telegraph titled, “Some thoughts about our Crooked River Ranch Boards.” Harbour confirms Ranch Directors cannot act on their own, that it takes all 9 Directors to act. He stated, “First, we have a nine person board, with each Director holding 1/9th of the total decision making responsibility of the Board. No one Director, regardless of their assignment can act alone.”