Avimor, the planned community which will eventually eat up 26,000 acres of Spring Valley Ranch in parts of three counties, obtained Ada County Planning and Zoning Commission approval last week.
At the public hearing a lone supporter testified in favor of the subdivision which will include 685 houses and 75,000 square feet of commercial structures. Four other citizens protested the development.
The GUARDIAN has been wrestling with how to “follow the money” on this and many other projects. The parent company in this real estate project is Arizona based SunCor Development.
We have been able to confirm that SunCor has made a donation to a political PAC called “Idaho PAC.” The Idaho PAC shows up on various campaign reports, but so far it is impossible to make a direct link between the payoff and who receives it.
That said, we note on public records that SunCor paid $1,000 to Idaho PAC a year ago and Idaho PAC paid Ada Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre $1,000 within a couple of weeks. No way to prove a link, but we note these “pass throughs” are totally legal under current law and serve to distance “buyer from seller.”
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