Sunday, November 20, 2011

Boise County Ordered to Pay Up on Fair Housing Case, Even it Means Higher Taxes.

Interesting Idaho Statesman story HERE.
Boise County delivered a $1.2 million check to development firm Oaas Laney Monday, the first of a number of payments ordered by a federal judge.
The judge outlined a payment plan for the county and said it should raise taxes — even beyond the cap set by Idaho law — and tap unspent funds throughout its budget if that’s what it takes.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered the payments — totaling $5.4 million, including about $1.4 million in attorneys’ fees — after a federal jury last year said the county violated the Fair Housing Act in its handling of an application for a proposed teen treatment center called Alamar Ranch.
Note: City of Boise is NOT located in Boise County, it is in Ada county.

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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