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Wendy Gabriel Addresses Rumors

At the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting last night, City Administrator Wendy Gabriel addressed a number of rumors swirling about City Hall (according to the rough draft of City Clerk Susan Weathers' minutes): "RUMOR -- Recall Cd’A put a flyer out  stating that the design team was given a $1.9 million dollar contract without a bid process.  FACT -- Professional services by state law do not follow the bidding process but rather the process by law is completed by a “Request for Qualifications” which the City did complete and had a selection committee review the proposals received from four different firms.   RUMOR -- The same postcard stated that the Team McEuen owns the two tower condominiums.  FACT -- The majority of the buildings owned by private owners.  RUMOR -- The City’s Department Heads make more money than Caldwell and Twin Falls.  FACT -- She cautioned citizens to compare the  job descriptions and years of service of the employees not just job titles. All Wendy Gabriel's Rumor Control comments here.


D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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