Code Enforcement Corruption
By Edward Snook
Officer Jason Zanni
Jackson County, Oregon – Curt Chancler, long time Rogue Valley businessman and owner of Curt Chancler Transmission is under attack from Jackson County Development Services (Code Enforcement).
Mr. Chancler has been doing business on Table Rock Road for almost 40 years, yet he received a citation from Jackson County Code Enforcement Officer Jason Zanni, claiming that Jackson County had no record of the existence of Mr. Chancler’s business.
Chancler stated, “How funny, I have been doing business with Jackson County for over three decades and in that time Jackson County Government has paid me thousands and thousands of dollars for my services. Now, Jackson County Development Services says they had no clue my business even existed.”
Chancler continued, “If this is true, maybe the people of Jackson County would be better off if Jackson County Development Services Director Kelly Madding was looking for employment somewhere else.”
Chancler said he felt the unwarranted attacks on him could have been brought on for many reasons. It could have been because of the dozens of families he has assisted in their defense against Jackson County Development Services and its little army of code enforcement officers, or it could have been this letter he sent to Jackson County Development Services and Ms. Madding:
“It is my opinion that Jackson County in the past and in the present has not only failed to recognize the importance of the county’s records in the lives of its citizens, but has failed in its responsibility and its duty to maintain and protect sound and accurate records, especially property records.
The citizens of Jackson County have a right to expect the efficient creation and management of county records. Common sense dictates that it is paramount that sound and accurate records must be protected and maintained for the effective and economic operation of our county’s government.
The importance and value of the preservation of our county’s records cannot be over stated. Our county’s records of permanent value are necessary to provide the people of Jackson County with resources that accurately document the history of their rights of citizenship and property ownership.
The citizens of Jackson County have a right to expect convenient access to user friendly personnel that can offer accurate advice and professional assistance based on well-established and professionally recognized records, and that is just not the case in your office. In my case, your personnel have been very polite, but your property records are unacceptable as anything resembling accurate legal documents.”
Chancler further stated, “Jackson County’s attacks on me are nothing new. It just appears they want to take it to a new level.” Chancler said he had made many enemies among the power brokers in Jackson County and the City of Medford’s government over the years. When he and other citizens formed Jackson County Citizen’s group, a government watchdog organization, and began exposing some of the corruption that runs silent but deep in Jackson County Government, he noticed personal attacks of retaliation. Chancler said Jackson County Citizen’s group and its membership have worked very hard to keep a low profile, yet remain very effective at rooting out corruption in government.
In years past, Jackson County Citizen’s group investigated Jackson County’s Public Works Department and its then director Joe Strahl. That investigation exposed a viper pit of corruption in Jackson County’s Public Works.
Chancler says, “We exposed everything from fraud, illegal dumping of solid waste in Ken Denman Wildlife Refuge, filling in a wetland, illegal storage of hazardous waste less than 100 feet from the Rogue River, in fact just a few hundred yards above the water intake of the City of Medford’s water treatment plant.
“We then exposed the alleged sexual harassment charges by two female employees. Next, we confronted the county with information that Director Joe Strahl used members of a county road crew to recover his downed Elk on county time. That in its self was a crime; a crime that Jackson County Commissioner’s smoothed over and ignored until Jackson County Citizen’s Group brought it to the attention of the public. For obvious reasons, Mr. Strahl left the employment of Jackson County.
Jackson County Citizen’s group exposed corruption in Jackson County’s Community Justice System, while Bob Grindstaff was Director. The corruption lead directly to the office of County Administrator Sue Slack and again, for obvious reasons, Mr. Grindstaff and later Ms. Slack left their employment with Jackson County.
Jackson County Citizen’s group exposed corruption, constitutional violations and violations of oaths of office, when Jackson County Commissioners Walker, Gilmore and Kupillas created an unconstitutional administrative court system that gave Jackson County government total control of a citizens property, by eliminating citizen’s constitutional rights to Due Process and a jury trial when faced with violation attacks from local government.”
Chancler told this writer that he had been expecting to be ambushed in some way, because he had been looking into alleged corruption involving Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan and some of the sweetheart perks Jordan has received from Commissioners Dennis “C W” Smith, John Rachor and Don Skundrick, some of which was recently reported on by the Medford Mail Tribune.
Chancler has also been looking into the Jackson County Jail involving the alleged physical abuse of prisoners and the reports that jail personal are planting drugs on prisoners. Chancler stated, “People need to remember this jail is the same jail where Jeffery Stuart
Anderson was handcuffed to a chair and beaten to death by one or more of the four Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies working in the jail. A $1.8 million dollar settlement was paid to Anderson’s family and no one was ever charged with his murder.”
Chancler has recently exposed BLM Rangers who have NO constitutionally mandated police enforcement powers. These Rangers are being deputized by Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, who has allowed at least one of them to abuse people under the color of law. The US~Observer has published articles on the severe abuse committed in Jackson County, Oregon by BLM Ranger/Deputy Sheriff William Finch. To our knowledge, Sheriff Mike Winters hasn’t lifted a finger to hold Finch accountable, even when he has all the conclusive evidence of all the abuse…
Why would anyone in Jackson County Government want to attack, distract or attempt to discredit Curt Chancler?
The answer is all too simple.
The crooks are ignorant and they have failed to “Count the Costs.” Whether the attacks are originating with Sheriff Mike Winters, Jackson County Commissioners, county bureaucrats, the criminal justice system, or a combination of these, those conspiring against Chancler are going to be exposed.
Chancler and the US~Observer are digging, collecting damaging evidence, and we are going to use each and every piece of corruption that we uncover to rid Jackson County of its corrupt, two-faced, unaccountable, “public servants.”
Pack your lunch Jackson County…
Editor’s Note: Anyone with valid information on corruption in Jackson County government is urged to contact Curt Chancler at 541-826-6968 or email Curt at firstname.lastname@example.org.