Ramerman, an attorney for the city of mature christian dating Everett, runs the nonprofit Washington Association of Public Records Officers and periodically represents jurisdictions facing records suits, including the city of Mesa.
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She made a similar request to Benton County in July 2013.
She was the towns mayor for four years, starting in 1990.Information on Level I sex/kidnap offenders is shared with other law enforcement agencies. .Despite opposing Zink in court and being regularly criticized on her blog, Ramerman named Zink one of the six heroes of open government in Washington.Pierce County Sheriff's Department is required to maintain the registration information for the convicted offenders living in the entire Pierce County area.The list is current to 2013, the date of Zinks initial request.Three John Does sued and received an injunction to stop the release.Washingtons 1972 voter-approved records act mandates broad disclosure of public records with few exemptions.Unless restricted by a court order, sex/kidnap offenders are constitutionally permitted to live wherever they choose.Zinks campaign for public records drew praise from an unusual source: Ramsey Ramerman.
To date, the Mesa-based public records advocate has received just one phone call, and law enforcement sources say they dont know of any incidents stemming from convicted offenders whose information was previously treated as confidential.
Detailed Sex/Kidnap offender registration information on a Level II offender may be released to individuals if there is a showing that the release is relevant and necessary.
(Donna Zink is one of the six state) heroes of open government.The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs confirmed that it too has received no feedback since Zink posted the information.This flyer information is also found on level III listing on this Web site.Benton County processed a similar request a year earlier from school officials in Prosser.Mesa was ordered to pay Zink and her husband, Jeff, a 175,000 fine for public records violations dating back to 2003.Washington State Patrol and Donna Zink, the court recalled it had previously interpreted the records act to imply a general personal privacy exemption.Sex/Kidnap offender registration information on Level III offenders may be generally released.
The law was later amended to include kidnapping offenders in the registration program (1997).