Following the Tuesday “anti-poison”vote of four Boise city councilors, a coalition of greenies sent out a press release praising Mayor Dave Bieter for his actions, even though he is not allowed to vote on council resolutions.
There were three references to “Mayor Dave Bieter” and “city council members–not a single councilor was named. Two were absent.
This is of interest only because we are now suddenly getting press releases or advisories from Councilors Elaine Clegg and Jim Tibbs in this election year. Clegg is council president and Tibbs is gearing up to run for Bieter’s big office at city hall.
If you are wondering why the greenies didn’t come out with, “COUNCILORS TIBBS and CLEGG AND THE MAYOR OPPOSE RIVER POISON,” well, it just might be politically motivated.
Pretty easy to be against a cyanide leaching gold mine 100 miles from the nearest Boise voter. Especially when the city has no binding authority on any potential mining activity.
Wonder if the greenies would join the GUARDIAN to oppose the Hammer Flat development with ITS sewage pond. The law of gravity tells us if it gets flooded, malfunctions, or used beyond capacity, the discharge–treated or not–ends up in the same Boise River a lot closer to our drinking water intake.
We also would like to know how the greenies feel about Team Dave’s support of a power plant just south of the airport inside the city limits.
Let’s hear what the politicos have to say about the planned development above Lucky Peak. Developers were the biggest contributors to the recent County Commission election and look for them to buy into the upcoming mayor and city council races as well.
The GUARDIAN is against poison in ALL rivers and not just far away from town. Who isn’t?!
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