July 25, 2011

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Shelly Houston, Meridian Mayor’s Office

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Meridian, ID – (July 25, 2011) – On Friday, July 22, 2011, the City of Meridian filed an appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court in response to the ruling of the Fourth Judicial Court in the City of Meridian vs. Petra, Incorporated.  The Mayor and City Council released the following statement regarding the decision to appeal:


“The City Council decided to appeal the Court’s ruling in order to reduce the taxpayer burden from the judgment based upon existing case law.  This appeal preserves the City’s ability to have the Appellate Court review the legal issues raised in the Court’s ruling.   After the Supreme Court has rendered a decision the City Council will consider all options which exist at that time which are in the best interest of the citizens of Meridian.”


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit