Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TANNER: Tip of the iceberg

(originally run 11/9/09)

I’ll apologize in advance for regularly framing my references with the humdrum of housewivery – but I feel its something with which we can all readily identify.

I know that we have all, at one time or another, walked into our kitchen, and smelled something…wrong; sniffing and looking this way and that, seeking out the source of the smell with a growing sense of trepidation.

“What if it’s rotting meat,” I’ve wondered…and in the summertime, I’ve also wondered with dread, “What if it’s even worse; what if there are maggots?”

What if, indeed.

The inadvertent opening of a can of worms is always an awful discovery; and the realization that you’ve hit upon the tip of an iceberg is a dark and undeniable dawning.

I smelled something rotten when D#11 closed all of those elementary schools, and like Toucan Sam, I followed my nose. What I found was staggering and unbelievable…and it took me a good long while before I felt certain that the preponderance of the evidence did not weigh in favor of Jan Tanner. But how could I have known, or even suspected, what I found over the weekend?

Though I don’t yet have a complete answer, clues to help connect the dots are at the end of this post.

This is the stuff of paranoid conspiracy theory come to life…just see for yourself; look - come closer…but be careful not to fall in – the water is ice cold.

1965 Dominion Way, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Listing of individuals causing Statement of Dissolution effective 9/30/09 to be delivered to the Colorado Secretary of State:

H. Mark Tanner, Member
1965 Dominion Way, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Carl D. Tanner, Member
1965 Dominion Way, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Anthony S. Mand, Member
1965 Dominion Way, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Inflated Dough, with Pete Lee as Registered Agent

What this shows is that:

A) My first post on this topic was on September 27; three days later, the Tanners and Tony Mand suddenly and voluntarily dissolved the pizza partnership DPMD, LLC, which was established in 2003.

I figure the DP stands for “Domino’s Pizza”; haven’t figured out yet what the MD stands for.

B) Sanford Lee is Pete Lee, who is running for a seat in Denver; I was shocked to see him listed as the registered agent of Inflated Dough in 1992 – this means his relationship with the Tanners goes way back.

Could this be part of the reason why Jan Tanner and Tom Strand are on the board of directors of the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council – which is registered to Lynn Lee, and is essentially Mr. Lee’s baby?

Pete Lee and Jan Tanner had the same campaign manager: Linda Elliott, wife of John Elliott, who was until June 2009 the head of District 11 Procurement and Contracting – the same person who determined that Jan’s relationship with Inflated Dough and Cheezer’s did not pose a conflict of interest.

C) Notice the law firm that organized Jan’s business in 1999 – Holme, Roberts & Owen – that’s right, D#11’s law firm.

This all predates Jan’s involvement on the school board by several years.

What does all of it mean? Where does it all lead?

The rot extends much deeper than I ever imagined…and truly, this is only the very tip of the iceberg.

Please do not hesitate to ask me for specific documentation – I’ve got it all. Readers, any help you can provide in connecting the many dots is much appreciated.


  1. Do you have original LLC incorporation documents?

    Also, this LLC registered agent says Sanford E. Lee and the Pete Lee you are talking about is listed as Sanford Pete Lee. There is another Sanford Lee lawyer out there.

    By the by, thanks for all of your hard work uncovering this disquieting news.

  2. TRULY DISQUIETING! Pizzagate is unfolding before our eyes. THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!

    Follow the dough, Spyder...