We all know that much of government fails to pass the “smell test.” In Payette County they appear to have passed gas, at least in a meeting approving a gas fired dehydration plant.
Normally these things don’t get our attention, but this sentence from the BOISE WEEKLY left us shaking our head.
“Last night’s meeting began with a bit of a shock. Three P&Z commissioners publicly announced that they had signed personal leases with Bridge Resources, the company that has been drilling for gas across Payette County for over a year and now wants to build the dehydration plant. The three recused themselves. Two more commissioners also announced that they, too, had signed leases with Bridge but would not recuse themselves from voting.”
Did Bridge Resources actually do private lease deals with ALL FIVE Planning and Zoning commishes? Nice that at least three of them saw a conflict, but shame on the two who missed the point. It looks like nearly half the 12 member commission was co-opted.
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