Almost a year ago on October 17, we inquired about the lack of oversight on Boise Police with the departure of the OMBUDSMAN in June 2013.
Council President Maryanne Jordan told the GUARDIAN, “The position is important to the community. Next steps should be forthcoming shortly.”
The next step apparently came in January of this year when the city advertised a watered down JOB OPENING for the post which we felt was in conflict with city code.
We may have scared off either applicants or the council because the position doesn’t appear to have been filled, unless we missed something during out of town work on the day job.
Must be the hockey puck game over parking meter matters with ACHD has taken center stage. We still favor a police or “public safety commission” citizens board to include fire department. The idea would be to advise the two chiefs on budget and citizen matters and retain the ombudsman to investigate “critical incidents.”
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