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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Citizens Will File Suit Against Jail Project

THE GUARDIAN has learned a group of citizens who are angry about the Commishes moving forward with the jail project at Hwy. 20/26. They intend to file a lawsuit to stop the project. This appears to be a well funded group of Canyon County residents that are ready to challenge the Deciders at 1115 Albany Street.

The thrust of the action is that the Commishes are spending $12-15 million on this project without any voter oversight. Local attorney, Dick Harris is representing these folks. Mr. Harris is the same attorney that represented a group of citizens on the Jerome property case that went to the Idaho Supreme Court in December of last year. Mr. Harris won his argument granting standing to citizens regarding Article VIII section 3 of the Idaho Constitution that deals with cities and counties incurring long term debt.

The suit has not yet been filed but is in the formative stages at this juncture.

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