City Attorney Responds to Request for Mountain Water Legal Bills

Missoula City Councilman Jesse Ramos wants to see how much a private attorney is receiving in compensation for work on the Mountain Water Condemnation lawsuit, but says he has been blocked from seeing the information by city officials. Missoula Attorney Quentin Rhoades explains.

“The Mayor, the city attorney, and apparently the private attorney who has been representing the city in that matter, have not allowed Mr. Ramos to look at the details of the attorney fees or the billing statements that have been charged to the city, even though the mayor has been asking Mr. Ramos to prove those fees,” Rhoades said. “Consequently he is a little bit confused about whether that should be a secret from him and whether it should be a secret from the tax payers and his constituents.”