Proponents of the bond measures that could put Boise into debt to the tune of $51,000,000 have collected about $137,000 to push the ballot question.
The Boise WEEKLY checked the campaign finance reports and came up with the following highlights:
Gardner Property Holdings ($15,000)
Thornton, Oliver, Keller ($1,000)
Old Boise Properties ($1,000)
Boise Firefighters Local #149 ($1,250)
Professional Firefighters of Idaho ($2,000
GBAD Board Director James Walker ($500)
GBAD Board President and Idaho Rep. Hy Kloc ($100)
Blue Cross of Idaho ($1,000)
Primary Health ($2,500)
St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center ($5,000)
Westerberg and Associates ($1,000)
Boise School Board President A.J. Balukoff ($5,000)
Western Aircraft ($5,000);
MWI Veterinary Supply ($5,000)
Syringa Networks ($2,500)
D.L. Evans Bank ($1,000)
Interesting to note the number of health care entities with extra cash to donate to Team Dave’s campaign along with the developer/contractors. No wonder the price of medicine is high!
Young people who resemble the clean cut missionaries known for white shirts, ties, and bicycles are being paid to campaign door-to-door on behalf of proponents.
One nice young man who had the pleasure of knocking on the GUARDIAN’s door learned:
Boise currently has no debt, interest of $18,000,000 is more than half the overall price of the two bonds, the fire department has stations which are unused, the previous Foothills bond campaign illegally used $50,000 in public money for a video (that mayor went to jail), land was purchased clear up in Boise County, Boise acted as banker for the state on Hammer Flat.
The honest young man confessed, “You sound just like my dad!”
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