On December 20, 2012, Matt Johnson and Terry White successfully obtained judicial confirmation for the City of Nampa to proceed on a loan application for an Idaho Department of Environmental Quality State Revolving Fund. This was a critical hurdle for the City to overcome in order to pursue final IDEQ approval of the loan. Nampa ratepayers will save approximately $7.5 million that would otherwise be paid in additional interest. The judicial confirmation process was also done in a very short time period, made possible by the hard work of the City of Nampa wastewater team and the expertise of White Peterson in local government and judicial confirmation law.
Three White Peterson attorneys, Terry White, William Nichols, and Matthew Johnson, participated in the Idaho Municipal Attorneys Winter Workshop held in Meridian, Idaho on January 27, 2012. Discussion items included a municipal law legislative preview, dispute resolution for cities, an update on 42 U.S.C. section 1983, a municipal case law update, and a presentation from the University of Idaho College of Law’s new Economic Development Clinic. A roundtable discussion of current municipal law issues was held, including discussion of recent developments in stormwater funding and the City of Lewiston stormwater utility case. Matthew Johnson provided an update on recent legal challenges to the City of Nampa stormwater and drainage utility.
White Peterson has long been active in the Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association [http://www.idahomunicipalattorneys.org/] The IMA provides for the continuing education of city attorneys and for ongoing discussion and deliberation on municipal law issues.
White Peterson partner, Terry White, was recently elected as a member of the Nampa Chamber Board of Directors. His term will begin June 1, 2010.
Terry’s practice focuses on municipal law, real estate, estate planning, probate, and general business. He is the current Nampa city attorney for all civil matters and serves as the firm’s Managing Director.
White Peterson managing director, Terry White, was recently appointed to the Concordia University Law School Dean’s Advisory Council. Cathy Silak, Concordia Law School Dean, formed the council to help guide the formation and development of the first Boise-based law school. Terry joins twenty three highly qualified members in support of the fall 2011 opening of Concordia University School of Law. To learn more information about the Concordia University Law School, please visit: http://www.cu-portland.edu/lawschool/.