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Too Expensive To Live (Work) In Boise?

With daily sad stories about low income folks–many are refugees–being forced out of their apartments due to rent hikes, questions about “affordable housing” are being raised. Those who are being “driven out” are not the homeless living in tents. They are people who have paid monthly rents at places that are in need of improvements, […]

Good Turnout, No Changes, The Beat Goes On

We saw no surprises when it came to Boise candidates and issues in Tuesday’s election. Today we got some precinct results in Boise and there weren’t even any trends that popped up there. The turnout of nearly 30% of registered voters was certainly good to see, but we simply cannot buy claims that election results […]

Firefighters Pay Bieter More Than Peavey-Derr’s Entire Fund Raising

It comes as no surprise that nearly every builder, developer, and engineering firm along with lots of lawyers and realtors have made campaign payments to incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter’s campaign war chest. In the game of politics, you have to pay to play. A post by Randy Stapilus at Ridenbaugh Press reveals Bieter has been […]

Office Of Police Oversight AWOL

Boise’s new Director of Police Oversight (ombudsman) has gotten off to a rocky start after failing to respond to the scene of a “critical incident” involving a police shooting near the Depot early this week. She told legacy media neither she nor an investigator responded. She said she is kept “apprised” of details. As we […]

Boise Election Campaign Repository

We will move this post up periodically and post new information from candidates as they send it our way. Either a message to CONTACT, a comment on a post, or to will get candidate info to us. Judy Peavey-Derr The GUARDIAN has received several communications about a Boise day care rating system based upon […]

Peavey-Derr Calls For Council Districts

They’re called “wards” in most cities, but the term would probably take on a different meaning in Boise, so Mayor candidate Judy Peavey-Derr chose “districts” in her press release today. Meanwhile, her opponent, incumbent Dave Bieter attended a ground breaking ceremony for a new library at Bown Crossing. HER PROPOSAL– Boise Mayor Candidate, Judy Peavey-Derr, […]

Does Bieter Follow Biden With Plagiarism?

GUARDIAN reader JJ may have uncovered a “scandal in the saguaro” with this Scottsdale, Arizona sign and slogan often uttered by Boise’s 12 year year mayor. Dear Distinguished Editor; I regret to inform you, and the City of Boise leaders, that while on a trip to Scottsdale Arizona I discovered that Scottsdale, was already the […]

Dem Has Good Advice For All Voters

By Judy Ferro A friend once said he never voted because politicians were so good at deception that he felt he would just end up voting for the biggest liar. I didn’t have an answer for that, so I asked another friend, Jack Fisher. After a moment of thought, Jack said, “Tell him to vote […]

Clegg Favors $100,000,000 Third Runway At BOI

Incumbent Boise City Council candidate Elaine Clegg issued a press release today in which she favors a third runway for Boise’s airport at a cost of $100,000,000 to resolve jet noise concerns of homeowners living near the airport. From the CLEGG CAMPAIGN Boise City Council member Elaine Clegg responds to Bench neighborhood jet-noise concerns I […]

Vista Neighbors Oppose Jet Noise In Survey

The Vista Neighborhood Association released a survey about airport noise and to the surprise of few, folks don’t want F-35 and F-15 noisy jet fighters. Some of the results: –Fifty-five percent of respondents say they were negatively impacted by the F-15 jets which were at Gowen during the summer while the runway at Mountain Home was […]

Mayor Candidate Challenges Sex Offender Housing

Claiming sex offenders near BSU and Bench schools was inappropriate, mayoral candidate JudyPeavey-Derr held a press conference Wednesday near city-owned housing on Capitol Blvd. Judy Peavey-Derr, called on Dave Bieter to make a more appropriate choice for city-owned living arrangements for registered sex offenders living near Boise State University and three elementary schools in the […]

Judy, Judy, Judy, Don’t Say That!

On Monday Boise Mayoral candidate Judy Peavey-Derr joined the ranks of famous (fatal) political quotes that rival George Romney’s “Brainwashing” remark about Vietnam, Jimmy Carter’s “Lust in my heart,” and George H-W Bush’s, “Read my lips, no new taxes.” Ms Peavey-Derr did a live interview with a group of readers at the Idaho Statesman and […]

Foothills Levy Nothing But A Slush Fund

Question: Shall the City of Boise City, Idaho protect clean water and drinking water, wildlife habitat, critical open space, and native plant species, and enhance recreation opportunities and trails through the establishment of a fund from a temporary override levy enabling the purchase of property and improvement projects in areas such as the Boise Foothills […]

Bieter To Pass On West Bench Neighbors Forum

The GUARDIAN has been informed by members of the West Bench Neighborhood Association their invitation to attend a candidate forum was accepted by Judy Peavey-Derr and Seth Holden, but incumbent Dave Bieter turned them down without explanation. Bieter is scheduled to appear at a City Club of Boise event with the other candidates October 26 […]

Vista Neighbors And Noisy Jet Fighters

Sentiments over the Air Guard mission at Gowen field are heating up and it looks like officialdom has pretty much made up its mind. Here is a letter from the Vista Neighborhood Pres. He asked the GUARDIAN to share it. The Boise airport has been engaged in a Airport Noise Study since early summer. Few […]

West Bench Neighbors Mayor Forum

The West Bench Neighborhood Association is holding a forum for Boise mayoral candidates on October 21, 2015 from 7pm to 8:30pm at Morley Nelson Community Center on Northview St. This is a great opportunity for the voters to hear the candidate’s views prior to the election on November 3. Judy Peavey Derr and Seth Holden […]

JUMP Project About To Leap To Life

A sneak peek from atop a parking garage reveals the long awaited JUMP Project–for “Jack’s Urban Meeting Place”–is nearing completion. Simplot Company Chairman Scott Simplot told the GUARDIAN, “We are aiming for a December 4 opening, but plan to have it finished at least before the end of the year.” A source of pride for […]

More Chatter On Airport Noise

The meeting of mostly irate homeowners last week over the Boise Airport Noise Survey has caused the city to offer another chance for residents to sound off. The GUARDIAN has followed the issue, both from a practical and political standpoint. It appears the Air Guard and City leaders are in favor of basing high performance […]

Airport Noise Issue Causes Citizen Turbulence

Neighbors from the Hillcrest Place Homeowners Association, Vista Neighborhood Association sounded off over a noise survey conducted by the Boise Airport, but with very little notification of homeowners. It looks like the 75 property owners who attended the meeting at Whitney Community Center Thursday night were roused to action by social media posts on the […]

Two Candidates Leave Boise City Race

Word from Boise City Hall: Former Fire Captain Paul Fortin and former Ada Sheriff Myron Gilbert have dropped out of the race. Gilbert filed before Judy Peavey-Derr announced her mayor candidacy at the last minute. She is a current member of the Greater Boise Auditorium District board and formerly served on the Ada Highway District […]

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