A freedom of information letter template is at http://www.splc.org/foiletter.asp I used the template but I've been altering it so that it gives more information about my requests, and is friendlier.
When I send a freedom of information request, I try to send it to the person who probably has the information. County auditors are almost always in charge of the county payroll.
Washington State newspapers have detailed information about access to public records at http://www.openwashington.com/
Back to the 2002 or 2001 or 1999 or 1997 or 1995 State of Washington Employees Salaries List
Back to the Wash. St. local employees salaries page(http://lbloom.net/index02.html)
Great links to all the counties plus the names of county officials. http://www.wacounties.org/waco/county/pend.html
2000 census information with Washington State counties, cities and towns population ranking http://www.ofm.wa.gov/census2000/pl/tables/ctable01.htm
After you click on a county on this map, you can then click on the cities in the county and get population information for that city. http://www.ofm.wa.gov/localdata/fran.htm
Great Washington State school district information. http://www.k12.wa.us/maps/SDmainmap.aspx
Washington State Port information, with list of port officials http://www.washingtonports.org/port_directory.htm
Washington State Port information, with links to Port websites. http://access.wa.gov/government/awport.asp
Washington State government information with good link to city websites. http://www.statelocalgov.net/wa.htm
OK link to Washington State census data with links to countys. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/washington_map.html
Public Utility Districts http://www.mrsc.org/byndmrsc/special.htm and http://www.wpuda.org/
By clicking on the rainbow colored square icon, you can see information about the people who look at these webpages. These statistics report meters are free to anybody.
Clicking on the above picture will take you to a page about the webmaster.
In Nov 2002, the Wa St Court of Appeals, ruled that government employees names cannot be kept secret.