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Gookin Asks Adams To Reconsider

In the draft minutes below, City Clerk Renata McLeod offers a good recount of the debate among the City Council re: the decision to go ahead with a public vote on the wastewater treatment plant (special meeting March 28). Even council ally Dan Gookin is urging Councilman Steve Adams to switch from his dug-in position against judicial confirmation (see link below):

Councilman Adams stated that from a principal standpoint he could not compromise the integrity of the Idaho Constitution for a couple of interest points.   Councilman Kennedy stated that the Boise case contains a different set of facts, and Councilman Adams is misapplying the facts to this situation.  In the Copsey case, it was reasonable but not necessary and was for a parking garage, not like our case that is both reasonable and necessary.  He stated that there is a lot of misinformation and it should be clear that it is a different point than the Boise case.  Councilman Adams stated that it is arguable that it is ordinary and necessary; however to spend half of the City’s annual appropriation is not ordinary.  Councilman Gookin thinks Councilman Adams has made his point and that in this case it would be best to move forward and fight the battle another day. Full discussion here.

Question: Gotta give Gookin credit for trying to talk sense to Adams, right?


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