Based on a story in today’s DAILY PAPER by Cynthia Sewell, it looks like a pattern of cover up and ineptitude on the part of many of the players in the small Ada County town.
Former and Newly elected Mayor Greg Nelson owns a couple of restaurants the city planning department says have failed to pay appropriate sewer and water hook up fees. Nelson, who was portrayed as a “pro-business, friendly neighbor” guy in a previous Statesman story has circled the wagons and refuses to provide proof of payment–if he has it.
The Boise and Caldwell GUARDIANS broke the story of the $36,000 disputed fee December 20. Sewell did a good follow up and revealed the cover up and failure by all parties to make the fee dispute part of the recent mayoral campaign–even though it was an underlying reason for Nelson’s candidacy.
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