Conducted By: T. Michael Dill Date of Interview: December 3 ,2002 Case No.: 2002~055 c Transcribed By: Marilyn Freeman Revised By: Page 1 of 7 MD: JB: MD: Mike Dillon Janet Bronson The time is 1:50. The date is December 30th, '02. I'm in the conference room of the Boise Human Resources Department with Jan Bronson, B-R-O-N-S-O-N.
Jan is the comptroller for the City of Boise. Jan, how you doing today?

Interview Of: Janet Bronson ~

JB: MD:

Good. Hey, let's go back to oh, a day or so before, or at least a time immediately before the November 19th, 2002 city council meeting and executive session. Do you

• JB: MD:

remember that, approximately? Yeah. I, I think so. Urn ... Well, sometime before that executive session on the 19th, did you receive a phone call from Mayor Coles? JB: MD:
JB:

Yes, I did. And what was Mayor Coles calling you about?
He said that someone from the U.S. Conference of Mayors had called him and

said that someone in the Boise City Accounting Department had called them and was asking about a $580 invoice. And he asked me if there was something that I was looking for or that I needed. MD: • Do you recall that that rendition you just gave me, was that pretty close to what the mayor said?

Interview Of: Janet Bronson Conducted By: T. Michael Dillon Date of Interview: December 30,2002 Case No.: 2002-055 Transcribed By: Marilyn Freeman Revised By: Page 2 of 7 JB: MD: JB: MD: JB: I think so. You know, my memory's not the best anymore ... Right. ... But it, it's pretty close. Do you recall him referring to it as a $580 invoice?
I'm not sure about that. I knew what he was talking about because Mike

Wetherell had called me just minutes before and was talking about that. So I'm not sure if he, if he spoke about that invoice specifically or whether I jumped to


MD:

that conclusion, knowing that that was the connection with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. That would have been the only thing that Mike ... Well, Mike told me he had called about that invoice so ... I can't remember if the mayor said that or not.
Did the mayor refer to it as the U.S. Conference of Mayors' invoice?

JB:

He referred to it ... Let me see ... He said ... Someone from there had called and asked ... I think he must have referred to, you know, because we were, he was
talking about you know why we had called about that ...

MD: JB: MD: JB: • MD:

That invoice. ... That invoice. And that would have been the only thing that ... Did he ask you about the invoice? No. I don't believe so. Um ... Did he indicate to you ...

Interview Of: Janet Bronson Conducted By: T. Michael Dillon Date of Interview: December 30,2002 Case No.: 2002-055 Transcribed By: Marilyn Freeman Revised By: Page 3 of?

JB: MD: JB: MD: JB:

I don't believe he, he asked about it. Did he indicate to you that the invoice had to do with Broadway theater tickets? Oh, no. No, no. Can you talk ... Move in a little closer to that. Oh, sorry. No, no. He, he didn't ... He didn't say anything. When he asked me, when he said that, I said no, Mayor, department, called the U.S. Conference no one from here, you know, in my of Mayors. But I believe that, that

Councilman Wetherell did. And he said okay. Well, then I guess I need to talk to Mike. And that was the end of the conversation. MD: Did you uh refer to it? Did you uh ... When you responded to the, the mayor, did you refer to it as the JB:

$580 invoice?
I know that's what we were talking about, but I can't

I can't recall. I really can't

recall if either one of us specifically said the

580 ... You know it was so ... It was

so in my mind because Mike had just called and that's what he was talking about. He was ... He was telling me that there was something wrong with that whole thing, and that they had said it wasn't their's. later thought he meant by that. what I talked to Mike about. Urn, I ... It doesn't matter what I

Urn he said he ... That he had got and that's

So when the mayor called, I mean my mind just

went there, but I don't know if either one of us actually said ... MD:

$580.

Interview Of: Janet Bronson Conducted By: T. Michael Dillon Date of Interview: December 30,2002 Case No.: 2002-055 Transcribed By: Marilyn Freeman Revised By: Page 4 of 7

JB: MD: JB:

Yeah. I, I just don't know. Did you ever have a, a conversation with Gary Lyman about this? [short pause]

I can't remember having a conversation with Gary about it. Um, I

had called Gary the week before, as I normally did when Mike questioned items so he would be aware of, of what they were, urn and told him that Mike had, was very interested concerned. in the uh ... in the plane tickets, that you know he was very

MD: JB: MD: JB:

The plane tickets to ... To Rochester. ... To Rochester. Because they were so much money. So I did communicate that to him, but as I

said, that was probably a week before. And in my conversation with the mayor, I did mention that to the mayor, that, that Gary was aware of the fact that Mike was questioning that trip, had questions about that trip. MD: JB: MD: Okay. But ... Did you ever have any conversation with the mayor about that invoice, that $580 invoice, other than the one we just talked about? JB: • I don't believe I did. I know somebody asked me if it had been sent. And I said yes, it had been because the mayor's office had requested an early release on

Interview Of: Janet Bronson Conducted By: T. Michael Dillon Date of Interview: December 30,2002 Case No.: 2002-055 Transcribed By: Marilyn Freeman Revised By: Page 5 of 7

that.

They said it was okay to mail it, but they had asked for an early release,

and they all go across my desk. So I remember saying yeah, it was okay to send it. But uh ... And I remember saying that to somebody that it had been sent. But

I can't ... It could have been Councilman Wetherell.
MD: JB: Sure. ... All of a sudden there was so many people. Gary uh about that.

I just can't remember ...

But I don't think I ever talked to I don't know that I ever

You know, once that happened

talked to him again. And um ... • MD: JB: MD: JB: But the mayor ... you recall the mayor called you ... Mm hmm. And it was before November

19th•

Yeah. and it was, it was really right before. I mean I remembered thinking should I answer this or not. And ... because it was at 4, and that's usually when I go home, and sometimes that's not a good thing. [laughs1

MD: JB: MD: JB:

Could it have been the day of? Oh, it was the day. Oh, it was on the

19th?

Yeah. I can't tell you ... That was the day? I can't teU you the date.

MD: JB:

Interview Of: Janet Bronson

Conducted By: T. Michael Dillon Date of Interview: December 30,2002 Case No.: 2002~055 Transcribed By: Marilyn Freeman Revised By: Page 6 of? MD: JB: Okay. That was ... But I can tell you right before the council meeting that the whole thing got brought up. He called me and it was right before and I mean I had the impression he was just going to go and talk to Mike then, you know, as soon as he saw him.
MD: Okay. And he wanted to know who was making inquiries with the Conference of

Mayors regarding ... JB: Well, it was funny because he said ... that's what ... I mean really caught me off base. He said the U.S. Conference of Mayors said that the accounting


MD: JB:
MD:

department had called. And you know we never had and it seemed really odd that Mike would tell them he was the accounting department. You know, I don't know what [inaudible]. [laughs] Sure. It just seemed ... But it really caught me off guard that somebody was saying that we were calling when we weren't.
Did he ask you if you thought there was a problem with the invoice?

JB: MD:
JB:

No. He didn't ask me that. Did he say anything about the invoice? I don't remember him saying anything about the invoice. Only that they called and he was wondering if I had some kind of problem.

MD:

With the invoice?

..

Interview Of: Janet Bronson Conducted By: T. Michael Dillon Date of Interview: December 30,2002 Case No.: 2002-055 Transcribed By: Marilyn Freeman Revised By: Page 7 of7 JB: MD: JB: MD: I think with the invoice. It must have been the invoice. Did you uh ... Sorry, Mike. [laughs] No, no. You're doing fine. Okay. All right. Well, that's ... I think solves that
problem.

JB: MD:

Okay. The time is 2:00. And our interview is over.

[END OF TAPE]

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