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Optional Form Of County Government An Option

The ongoing feud between the Ada Commishes and Treasurer prompted the GUARDIAN to look to the Idaho statutes and constitution for some guidance. The Idaho constitution provides for “optional forms of county government” with approval of the voters.  BINGO! It is entirely within the realm of possibility the Commishes have considered  combining the elected office […]

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 […]

Ada Treasurer vs Commish Feud Gets Nasty

Among Ada County Courthouse workers and close observers, it is no secret there is a nasty feud underway between the Commishes and Treas Vicky McIntyre. It became very apparent when she filed criminal allegations against the three commishes who were all exonerated following an eight month investigation by the Idaho Attorney General. She alleged a […]

Supremes Rule For GBAD In Frazier Case

The Idaho Supreme Court in a unanimous ruling Thursday said language in a financing contract between the Greater Boise Auditorium District, Capital City Devbelopment (CCDC) Wells Fargo Bank and the Gardner Development Company complies with the constitution whether it is a lease or a purchase. GUARDIAN editor David R. Frazier responded to the District’s petition […]

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 […]

More Politicos Living High

Here is a great story from the IDAHO REPORTER–the publishing arm of the IDAHO FREEDOM FOUNDATION. A number of Idaho lawmakers and public officials won’t say who paid their tab to attend a posh weekend getaway in Sun Valley last month. The group of the unwilling includes some of Idaho’s most powerful officials, including Senate […]

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 […]

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 […]

All Bets Off For Idaho Horseless Racing

The Idaho Supreme Court Thursday issued an order compelling Secretary of State Lawrence Denny to certify the Idaho Legislature’s repeal of the so-called “instant racing” law which permitted the use of what most people recognize as slot machines. What this means is Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the repeal was invalid due to late filing […]

Idaho Politicos Paid $21 Million By Supporters

The Daily Paper’s Bill Dentzer offered up a very detailed story Sunday about how much in payoffs are “donated” to Idaho politicians. While the story is well researched and has lots of fair and accurate quotes from businesses and lobbyists, the takeaway has to be most of these elected officials are for sale. Sure, they […]

Doldrums, Apathy, Smoke, Limit Guardian News

We probably owe loyal GUARDIAN readers an apology and explanation for the dearth of posts during the past month or so (for non-library types, DEARTH: a scarcity or lack of something). To be frank, we haven’t had much to say. The fires are burning, the smoke comes and goes, and it takes the TV “chief […]

Ed Super Wants Rules For Candidates Stricter Than President or Governor

Sherri Ybarra, Idaho’s Superintendent of Education, has announced plans to make it more difficult to run for her elected office than it is to run for Governor, President, Congress, or be appointed to the Supreme Court of the U.S. She is offering up legislation that would change the rules of candidacy. The qualifications bill would […]

Ada Treas Files Criminal Complaint Against Commishes Over Reorganization Of Trash Authority

The criminal division of the Idaho Attorney General’s office has declined to prosecute Ada County’s three Commissioners following a criminal complaint filed by Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre claiming a conflict of interest over trash billing and other issues with Republic Services, the county contracted trash collector. During one interview with AG investigators over an […]

Where Are Boise Council, Mayor Candidates

Unlike the Republican presidential race which is 15 months away, no one seems interested in running for office in the city of trees. Dave Bieter is already calling around begging for campaign donations, grabbing air time during the recent soccer match promotion and not a single person has even offered so much as a hint […]

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