Two political unknowns have contacted the GUARDIAN announcing their intentions to run for Boise City Council seats. Lucas Baumbach and Daniel I. Dunham say they are seeking some changes.
Dunham didn’t offer much in the way of information. Here is his entire message:
“I have decided that I will seek election to the Boise City Council. For far too
long, the current council has shown contempt for the citizens. At teh last city council meeting, they voted a 12% Sewer increase. At one point during the “public hearing”, Mr. Eberle threw his hands in the air and declared that all these questions (from the public) had already been asked and answered by the council.
So much for any “LISTENING” going on at a public hearing. Too bad he isn’t running this time. Mr. Bisterfeldt is supporting the Trolley Folley and that is as good a reason as any for him to be voted out.”
Lucas Baumbach is a Cornell University grad and runs a painting business in Boise. He supports the concept of a citizen board for the police department: “I’m for an unpaid citizen police commission to replace the Ombudsman and entirely independent of city council and the mayor.” He offers more personal details at his WEBSITE. He also is critical of a recent 12% rate increase for sewer fees and seems to be following the council.
Dunham hasn’t indicated which of the three seats he will seek, but his comments seem critical of Bisterfeldt. T.J. Thomson has previously announced and appears to have the seat being vacated by Jim Tibbs all but locked up. Both Jordan and Vern Bisterfeldt seeking reelection. Baumbach is seeking seat 6 which is the one currently filled by Jordan.
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