Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, November 27, 2006

No Surprise - PARD Continues to Hold Pullman Hostage

PARD has announced it will take its appeal of the Pullman Wal-Mart Supercenter to the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Spokane.

Good. Even though this appeal will cost Pullman taxpayers even more money, PARD will inevitably lose and have to recoup both the city's and Wal-Mart's legal expenses, not to mention losing the inevitable appeal bond that will be required. To see PARD's UFCW sugar daddies lose hundreds of thousands of dollars is worth a slight delay, as Wal-Mart couldn't build in these weather conditions anyway.

It is also very possible that the appeals court will not even choose to hear PARD's case, in which case this whole ordeal will finally be over.

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Paul E. Zimmerman said...

I can't believe these people.

Oh well... it's all on their dime now (or at least it will be in the end). We'll all get some free heat this winter when PARD goes down in flames.

Sarcastic Housewife #1 said...

This is just getting ridiculous. You know back in the day...PARD used to be a brand of dog food. Evidently it still hasn't changed. How long will it take to find out if they will even hear it?

Satanic Mechanic said...

C'mon PARD, quit wasting our time. The people of Pullman and Whitman County want a Wal-Mart.

$10 says the members of PARD were rich spoiled children. And a pitcher of beer says PARD takes this case to the 9th Circus Court.

April E. Coggins said...

From Washington Courts website:

Motion for Discretionary Review

If the appellate court accepts discretionary review of a trial court decision, it will do so by granting a motion for discretionary review. Regular motion procedure governs.


The party seeking discretionary review must file in the appellate court a motion for discretionary review within 15 days after filing the notice for discretionary review. The clerk of the appellate court will promptly give written notice to the parties and the trial court of the appellate court’s decision.


A motion for discretionary review must include a statement of the name and designation of the person filing the motion.
It must include a statement of the relief sought.

A motion for discretionary review must also refer to or include copies of the parts of the record relative to the motion.
It must also state the grounds for the relief sought, with supporting argument.

A motion for discretionary review should utilize the format delineated in RAP 17.3.
It must have a title page, which serves as the cover.

It must include as statement of the decision that the petitioner wants reviewed, the court entering or filing the decision, the date entered or filed, and the date and a description of any order granting or denying motions made after the decision.

It must include a concise statement of the issues presented for review and a statement of the facts and procedure below relevant to the issues presented for review.

It must include an appendix containing a conformed copy of the decision that the party wants reviewed.