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Fifty Votes From M3 Development To Be Sealed, Not Counted

Ada County Clerk Chris Rich told the GUARDIAN Monday that 50 ballots from the M3 development owner north of Eagle would not be counted in tomorrow’s bond election after both the Idaho Attorney General and Ada County Prosecutor determined only residents of Idaho and the district could vote.

That leaves the fate of $325 million in bonds with a value of about $781 million after interest, in the hands of five voters in two families. Both families rent homes in the Community Infrastructure Development (CID) which seeks approval in order to finance 7,000 residential lots and provide sewer, water, irrigation, and roads.

Future property owners would be left to pay off the cost of the development bonds through liens on their property.

LETTER FROM PROSECUTOR follows:
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  1. My Two Cents
    May 22, 2013, 12:19 pm

    This letter does NOT say you have to be a resident. It says you have to be a resident OR own property within the district. I am utterly confused that based on this letter, someone owning property was disqualified from voting. That said, the notion that a handful of private citizens who apparently are developers (with a bundle of cash) can make this type of decision for future property owners to pay off.

    EDITOR NOTE–Check the letter closer. The key qualification to be an elector is being an Idaho Citizen AND resident of the county where you offer to vote. Also, the Idaho Constitution requires citizenship and residency in Idaho.

  2. My Two Cents
    May 22, 2013, 12:20 pm

    is outrageous.

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