Boise Guardian

Growthophobes Applaud Lady Councilors

It was the “women’s vote” on the Boise City Council that put the stops on a planned 430 home urban sprawl off Columbia Road behind Micron at Tuesday’s meeting.

Councilors Maryanne Jordan, Elaine Clegg, and Loren Mclean all cast NO votes on the proposal, citing limited access, increased traffic on a single road, and lack for sprinklers as reasons to deny a repeat try by developer Jim Conger.

It’s unusual for Boise councilors to turn down growth, so this action needs the support of growthophobes and other responsible adults.

Councilors Scot Ludwig and Ben Quintana favored the additional growth. TJ Thomson was absent.