The downtown deciders need to take lesson from the previous Bronco Football God, Dan Hawkins who once proclaimed that “Bigger isn’t better, better is better.”
The Sunday DAILY PAPER has a story by Cynthia Sewell detailing the the “options” for a new convention center. One of the ideas would involve demolishing a newly constructed county family advocacy facility.
The latest expenditure for a “consultant” yielded at least two potential locations for a new convention center, but neither is for sale and voters have repeatedly voted down any new center. Lest we forget, there is another move by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and Team Dave to build a baseball park as well–despite the pending construction of a ball park, track, athletic field at the site of the old East Junior High by BSU.
Despite the incestuous relationship between the G-BAD boys and the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (a non-profit ad agency), there is anything but agreement as to the future goals of the Greater Boise Auditorium District.
We think one of the options would be NO EXPANSION and live within our means, providing a first class moderate sized facility (present structure) and perhaps explore the potential of a future expo at the Fairgrounds–sort of like having Obama and the Repubs work together on a balanced budget.
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