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Judge to Rule on CH2M Hill Lawsuit July 21

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On Monday, July 12th, the lawsuit between Central City News and CH2M Hill went to court.  No decisions or rulings were made at that time.  Judge Kay Bates has reviewed the Exceptions and Motions for Summary Judgment and will take them under advisement and will rule on them on July 21st.

3 Comments

  1. cmay09

    July 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    This is also in the Advocate:
    http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/98295134.html

  2. Nathan

    July 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    To all

    I am really not sure how this is going to turn out but I fell that Woody is going to get his feelings hurt. I think this whole issue needs to be addressed from a different angle. First of all CH2 was hired by Central to provide a service to the community. Just like you would hire a painter to paint the school or a plumber to fix the toilets in city hall. Just because these professionals provide a service to the city doesn’t mean that we can request to see there profit margins. The only leg that we have to stand on in this issue is the CONTRACT. If within that contract it states that we are allowed access to this knowledge then so be it. Woody needs to approach one of the council to find out if the public has the right to to view this information. Then that council members needs to consult with the city attorney to make sure that the contract language states this access. Right now the judge is looking at the contract and the law and analyzing conflicting language between the two. Which I can assure you that CH2 contract specifically states that they don’t provide access to these records. If it did state this then the records would have been turned over already. The real mistake was made when someone decided to run and ad that showed partiality towards the mayor. The more intelligent thing to do would have been to make campaign contributions to both candidates and leave it at that. So when the winner was declared CH2 could say I supported both of you. This form of lobbying is done every day in politics. Exxon gives a considerable amount of money to both candidates even though we all know that big oil flies on the right wing. Keep in mind everyone CH2 is billion dollar company that appears to be extremely profitable. I can assure you that they don’t just have one lawyer but a team of lawyers looking at this. Right now they are looking at future contracts with Central and what they can do to continue to protect there bottom line. Whatever happens with this situation I hope that there can be a peaceful resolve. I sure hope Woody is leading with good intentions on moving forward with this legal crusade and not just trying to increase the circulation of his paper. Remember we voted for the council that approved this companies contract and if we are unhappy with the service then it doesn’t need to be renewed. PERIOD!!!!

  3. Donna Dufour

    July 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I don’t care why Woody is pursuing this, I’m just glad he is. That last minute play by CH2MIL is very suspect and the previous City Council’s & Mayors reluctance to want to clear the air on this is even more suspect. Nathan, I hope you don’t think we,the average citizen has any say so about CH2MILL”s contract. Only Council Members Ralph Washington, Louis Dejohn,Tony Lobue, Aaron Moak, Wayne Messina and Mayor Watts will make that decision. You might get to voice your opinion, but that will all you’ll get to do.

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