Supreme Court of Washington
693 P.2d 71 (1984)
The City of Moses Lake (the city) requested bids for the handling of solid waste. The city received seven bids. The lowest two bids failed to comply with the requirement that each page of the bid proposal be signed. The Moses Lake City Council declined to waive the irregularities by a vote of four to three and then awarded the bid to the third-lowest bidder, Lakeside Disposal. The bid was $180,000 more than the lowest bid. A recall petition was filed against the four councilmen (defendants) who had voted to award the contract to Lakeside Disposal. The petition alleged that the actions of the councilmen constituted an abuse of discretion. Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) § 29.82, the trial court held a hearing to determine whether the charges were sufficient. The trial court ruled that the charges were sufficient, and the councilmen appealed to the Supreme Court of Washington.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pearson, J.)
Dissent (Dore, J.)
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