Bowing to a neighborhood request for an appeal of a building permit approved by Planning & Zoning August 22 near Meridian, the Board has agreed to hold a public hearing at the courthouse Wednesday to hear from neighbors who oppose construction of…a Mormon Temple. Not a neighborhood ward church, not a Stake house, but a TEMPLE.
The LDS church applied to build the new temple near Meridian because there are so many Mormons in the area. The Commishes now have the opportunity to vote for or against the Mormon Church. That is reason #1 to not be an Ada County Commish.
The press release announcing the hearing said “refreshments” would be available in room 4117 for overflow attendees. No word on who made the refreshments, but we remember a historic vote on the Equal Rights Amendment in the Idaho legislature which garnered plenty of cookies from church ladies.
The meeting was packed and 80% of the those who testified were in favor. Commish Dave Case declared he is a member of the LDS Church, but vowed to be impartial. Case and Commish Rick Yzaguirre were the only commishes at the meeting and both voted to sustain the P&Z ruling and approved the building permit.
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