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Unread 09-27-2013, 02:17 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by McEvoy AZ View Post
Well I don't think the organizer saw him as the judges tables were a long walk from the teams that day. Like I said I reluctantly did PC, although I only was going to do PC after the turn ins and technically I was not doing any PC when inspected.
Being proactive with all of the local regulators, be it the HD, PD, FD or whatnot is a big part of an organizer's job. If The Powers at a location are not understanding and motivated to work with you to make the event a success it is time to find a new location.

Once at a large contest in the South a county HD inspector took it upon herself to start inflicting her will upon the teams. Cooks called the organizer and the organizer immediately took it up the chain of political command. The inspector was escorted off the property before she could destroy the contest. (Her first victims were threatening to pack up and leave before turn-ins and demand a refund of their entry fees).

I can't think of a better example of the way it should be handled when a rogue bureaucrat decides to flex their authority muscles to the detriment of the entire community.
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