We need to offer up some kudos to the local government types.
First, the Ada Commishes will hold their first Town Hall meeting of the year on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Meridian City Hall. Aside from a short presentation to begin the meeting ( there is no set agenda) they are intentionally keeping the meeting wide open to hear from Ada County residents.
They have also decided to NOT offer up a “state of the county” cheerleading event like Boise City does for the Chamber of Commerce to raise money for the private commercial lobbying efforts of business. Instead, they are posting on line where highlights show they are holding the line on expenditures, building permits and related services are down more than 40% and there was an additional 70,000 tons of trash dumped at the landfill.
Over at City Hall, Boise Councilor Alan Shealy did a good deed at this week’s council meeting when he opposed irresponsible expenditures of federal money–and city funds as well–for a downtown transit center. Jim Tibbs joined Shealy, but three others decided to spend –anywhere–or loose it. The bus and transit deal is still a mess.
We got a message from a downtown business man with a sales letter from CCDC promoting that stupid trolley Team Dave is trying to sell. They have a “committee” of 34 members trying to make a case for burying steel tracks in the ACHD streets. More wasted cash and still ignoring the dismal failure of the current bus system.
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