Three years ago she wasn’t good enough to mop floors for Boise City and today Sylvia Hampel is among seven finalists seeking appointment to the City Council to fill the vacancy created when David Eberle moved to Garden City.
As CEO of Clearview Cleaning Service, Sylvia Hampel was awarded a contract in 2011 to clean Boise City Hall and City Hall West. Shortly after winning the contract, Boise suddenly rescinded the $368,000 contract.
The GUARDIAN provided extensive coverage of the conflict between Hampel and Boise.
Hampel, whose firm had been named the 2010″small business of the year” by the Chamber of Commerce, provided services to the National Guard and St. Alphonsus Hospital to name a few. She was outraged at the snub by Team Dave and sued the city when Bieter staffers refused to provide documents in response to a records request.
Fourth District Judge Thomas Neville ruled the City of Boise acted frivolously when it withheld 7 of 10 public record requests filed in that contract dispute between the city and Clearview Cleaning. The court ordered Boise to pay $4,137 in attorney fees to Clearview. That figure was on top of the $43,000 settlement the City paid her.
In the ensuing years we hear Hampel and Clearview actually have been awarded cleaning contracts by Boise. Perhaps she discovered more dirt than expected.
It would seem impossible for Hampel to remain connected with Clearview if the firm does business with the city.
Other finalists include Brian Ellsworth, Jeff Gabica, Rich Harris, Scot Ludwig, Beth Oppenheimer, and Holli Woodings.
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