Fourth District Judge Thomas Neville has ruled the City of Boise acted frivolously when it withheld 7 of 10 public record request filed in a contract dispute between the city and Clearview Cleaning.
The court has ordered Boise to pay $4,137 in attorney fees to Clearview. The city has a history of refusing to provide public records and previously lost a case to the GUARDIAN over release of a video showing “strip hockey” at the city owned Ice World.
Clearview president Sylvia Hampel told the GUARDIAN she has decided not to pursue her case against the city over revocation of a contract she won for cleaning services in the amount of $368,000. The deal was cancelled on the eve her firm was to have begun cleaning the city hall, library, and city hall west police headquarters.
She said she didn’t want to waste anymore citizen tax money, had recently won another big contract, and wished to bid for the city contract in the future without repercussions. The apparent reason for revoking the contract was because a relative of an employee was suspect in criminal activity and the coppers didn’t want the employee at police headquarters.
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