Boise Guardian

Boise Officials Set Secret Meeting In SLC

F-35 fighters at Hill AFB. USAF Photo

Half a dozen Boise officials are set to visit Salt Lake City August 7 for some sort of secret economic development meeting which they legally do not have to make public.

The delegation includes city councilors, the mayor, an attorney and a couple of marketing/development staffers.

While in Salt Lake the mayor and a couple of the councilors plan to visit Hill Air Force Base and get a look and listen to the F-35 which they have been promoting for Boise’s Gowen Field.

Don Day at BOISEDEV got some quotes from the city, but the GUARDIAN is on the “don’t fly list,” so our query has been ignored.

Despite a resolution and banners at the airport terminal proclaiming, “Boise Supports the F-35,” the city spokesman said the city officials are neutral on the F-35 issue and seek only a flying mission if the current A-10 jets are retired.