Boise City attorneys have ramped up the fear factor in the ongoing CLEANING CONTRACT CAPER.
After the City rescinded a $368,000 signed contract with Clearview Cleaning the night before the local firm was to begin work, owner Sylvia Hampel filed a public records request to find out why she lost the contract. The city refused to release the records which they admit are public records, but claim they are exempt from release.
Now, in the latest court filing, Boise City asserts release of the records could “Endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel” as well as interfere with a police investigation, disclose investigative techniques, and reveal undercover sources.
Judge Thomas Neville holds the records in question and will have to decide which–if any–of the records will be made public.
Meanwhile the City entered into a one year contract with a New York-based firm for cleaning services at city facilities. ABM was a previous contractor and lost the bid to Clearview earlier this year.
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