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City Allows “Other Side” Into Open House

Early visitors to the City’s street car open house had a chance to get information from at least one opponent of the proposed $60 million project. Jim Monihan, known to GUARDIAN readers as “Cyclops,” had made repreated requests of Team Dave’s press agent, Adam Park, to have space at the Street Car Open House being […]

More On “Desire Named Street Car” (sorry)

EDITOR NOTE–We hate to keep beating this Trolley Horse, but the politicos and press just won’t let it die. Team Dave Just won’t quit Pushing this streetcar bit There is no way they can Cover this crazy plan They’ll just put a LID on it! –Poet Paul Both the DAILY PAPER and the BOISE WEEKLY […]

Mayor Hotline November 14 to 20

MORE ANTI STREET CAR, WHY CHARGE VETS FOR PARADE?, JESUE LOVES YOU 11/17/09 Bob Boise, ID Consultant: This message is for Dave Bieter. I would like to express my utter distaste for what I read in the Statesman this morning. I cannot believe that someone who I would hope as a public official would be […]

Poll Supports GUARDIAN Transit Plan

According to a poll commissioned by the Daily Paper, 63% of folks in the city of trees agree with the GUARDIAN position that we should upgrade the bus system and forget about the “Desire NAmed Street Car.” OK, they didn’t exactly say they supported the GUARDIAN position, but we have indeed advocated bus improvements over […]

Poet Paul’s Post

ON VETS– One thing we should’nt forget We’ll always be in their debt Whether a hawk or a dove If it’s freedom you love Go out and thank a Vet! ADVICE TO TJ– T J Thomson was handily elected Will he see the trolley is rejected? If he follows the mayor He won’t have a […]

Election Results Send Strong Message

Tuesday’s local election results sent a strong message from voters: NOBODY REALLY CARES! Turnout for Boise was 17% of registered voters–just about what all the experts had predicted. Throughout the Valley incumbents were returned to office and the only close call was the defeat of the Canyon County Jail bond which fell about 8% short […]

Mayor Hotline October 24 to 30

NEARLY TOTAL OPPOSITION TO THE DESIRE NAMED STREETCAR. NO OTHER CALLS EVEN REPORTED ON OTHER TOPICS AND JUST ONE SINGLE FAVORABLE CALLER. 10/23/09 Gary Zimmerman 851 W. Front St. #904 Boise, ID 841-6047 Streetcar; I’m calling to voice a concern with the streetcar that Mayor Dave Bieter is in support of. I am within the […]

Poet Paul Posts A Poll Plea

60 million to build a trolley When other things we need so much Things that are wearing out Like bridges, schools and such But the council does not listen It seems we hardly have a chance They plan to get the money From the pockets in out pants Be sure to raise your voice Don’t […]

Mayor Hotline October 17 to 23

SKINNY SKATING, COLE SCHOOL, VALLEY RIDE, NO TO TROLLEY, 10/21/09 Anonymous IDAHO ICE WORLD: I would really like to know what the hell is going on out at Idaho Ice World. My wife and daughter were out there today and there was a hockey team out there skating practically naked. They were in their jock […]

How A Bad Idea Just Got Worse

Only Team Dave and a handful of people with blinders and earplugs think there is public support for a $60 million trolley to nowhere in downtown Boise. Just when we figured the issue was off track, council candidate Dave Litster sends us a lettter he received from the CCDC confirming the agency is budgeting $75,000 […]

Boise Taxpayers Pay Bill For Eagle Bus

In a move that defies logic, Boise taxpayers are spending at the rate of $1,000 a year per round trip passenger that Eagle City officials have refused to pay. It all started when Valley Transit–the regional bus outfit–said they would discontinue the “Highway 44 Express” which ran twice daily out State Street to Eaqgle, Star, […]

Mayor Hotline October 10 to 16

MORE STREETCAR OPPOSITION, NO POTS FOR PUPPY POOP, SAVE COLE SCHOOL, POOR BUS SERVICE, AIRPORT PARKING 10/12/09 Chuck Weir 12868 W. Ginger Creek Dr. Boise, ID Glass Recycling: I’ve been trying to drop off my recyclable glass at the fire station on McMillan for weeks now. Every time I go over there it’s cable-locked shut; […]

Poet Paul’s Post

Dear council candidate TJ on the trolley is it a yea or a nay Since you’re the man of Team Dave your yea vote you’ll save until after election day!

If Only Boise Politicos Had Listened…

The Daily Paper reports Boise officials can’t find the cash to build bike paths near the new Park Center Bridge at a cost that is about the same as a trolley pitchman $93,000. We will admit to just a tiny bit of “I told you so” on the lack of money available to for a […]

Mayor Hotline October 3 to 9

TOTAL OPPOSITION TO STREETCAR, NO METH CLINIC NEAR SCHOOL, GLASS RECYCLE Terry Aldrich 1407 Newport St. Boise, ID 83709 322-4250 Streetcar: I just wanted to voice my disapproval for the trolley system. The city should not be spending one cent of my tax dollars for anything other than police or fire before they start cutting […]

Wisconsin Has A better Transportation Idea

Seems like the cheesehead state is getting a lot of attention these days here in Idaho. Team Dave holds out Kenosha, Wisconsin as the poster child for a Trolley Folly, former Greenbay Packer Bret Favre has everyone’s attention, we got a police chief from the capital city of Madison and now the politicos in Madison […]

City Tries To Hide New PR Expense

Boise’s Team Dave is a step away from a legal land mine as they seek council approval of a PR/marketing agency to promote one side of a public policy issue. The GUARDIAN sees it as a blatant violation of the “public purpose doctrine” in law which dictates that all expenditures should be in the “public […]

Mayor Hotline Sept 26 to Oct 2

LOTS OF DERAIL THE TROLLEY, ONE ABOARD TROLLEY, STINK OVER SEWER, HEALTH RESOLUTION OFF TRACK, SWANS NEAR BRIDGE, NO BUS FOR BLIND 9/30/09 Lance Danger P.O. Box 986 Boise, ID 83701 Trolley: Gee Mayor, you’re a fricking idiot. Why don’t you just go back to the horse-and-buggy? Wouldn’t that be a good idea if a […]

It’s Litster vs Thomson

The GUARDIAN has had a standing offer to all candidates to post their initial campaign blurb and profile. Dave Litster is running for the Boise City Council seat being vacated by Jim Tibbs. Today he was flanked on the steps of City Hall by two candidates who have quit the race and endorse him–Steve Siebers […]

Mayor Hotline September 19 to 25

AGAINST TROLLEY AND TRAIN, AGAINST TROLLEY FOR TRAIN, COPPERS ON PHONE IGNORE CITIZEN, TRASH TALK, NO FREE PARKING 9/23/09 Vicki Morrison 5424 Eugene St. Boise, ID 83703 Streetcar & Amtrak: I’m calling about two concerns. One is the streetcar that Mayor Bieter is proposing, which I think is a complete waste of our taxpayer dollars. […]

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