The Twin Falls City Council voted last night to give city attorney Fritz Wonderlich the approval to begin the process of asking a judge for judicial confirmation to pay for an upgrade to the city’s waste water treatment plant.  The vote does not mean the city will follow that path when it comes time to pay for the project.  Instead, it only gives Wonderlich approval to begin the process.  Judicial confirmation would allow the city to incur a long term debt to pay for the project without the approval of the voters.  The vote was not unanimous.  It was 5 to 1 with the newest member of the Council, Rebecca Sojka, voting no.  She says she can’t justify such a move that could ultimately make taxpayers pay for a large debt for which they had no say in the matter.  The decision to use judicial confirmation would have to be voted on again and that’s months down the road.

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