Amazing how effective a little bad press and public outcry can be in an election year.
Just a couple weeks after claiming that employee safety was the motivation for a $53,000 contract for a facial recognition system, Mayor Dave Bieter and his Team Dave dumped plans to spend the cash to protect employees.
The GUARDIAN was critical of the move. The American Civil Liberties Union and Council President Lauren McLean, who is trying to unseat Bieter, also condemned the idea of Team Dave unilaterally spending the cash for a dubious system.
The IDAHO PRESS posted the decision Friday after Bieter’s staff issued a press release confirming the action.
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