Tommy Simmons at the IDAHOPRESS posted a front page story today detailing what appears to be an illegal land purchase on the part of the Eagle City Council and Mayor.
In short, they agreed to make installment payments in excess of a single year’s revenue without citizen approval.
GUARDIAN editor Dave Frazier has spent well over a decade forcing local governments to abide by Article VIII, Sec. 3 of the Idaho Constitution which mandates a vote for debt in excess of a year.
In this latest attempt to go around the citizens, Eagle claims that by merely having cash in an account, they didn’t have to seek citizen approval for the long term debt.
As soon as a citizen comes forth to challenge the city, they will have a pretty good chance of winning in court–just as Frazier has done repeatedly.
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