Boise Airport officialdom continues to distrust the citizens and is quietly working on plans to go around the voters to finance a parking garage.
In April the Idaho Supreme Court declared the Boise Airport attempt to obtain financing without a vote of the citizens to be unconstitutional and NOT an “ordinary and necessary” expense. GUARDIAN editor David R. Frazier filed the suit and has gone on record as a strong proponent of allowing the citizens the right to determine how public money is spent for long term debt.
In a current Boise Weekly interview, airport manager John Anderson said a committee is working on financing plans despite a meeting of the city council and airport commishes several months ago where they declared a bond election seemed the most viable financing alternative.
Anderson said in the interview it would be difficult to educate “Joe Taxpayer” and a campaign for a bond election would be costly. He noted it would not be the airport raising the campaign funds.
The GUARDIAN has already provided “educational information” to the city council. City Council, lawyers, and airport officials proved to be poor students. they would make even poorer “teachers.”
Only the justices of the Idaho Supreme Court understood the constitution and laws of Idaho. The Supremes get an “A” . Meanwhile the city continues to fight the truth.
Boise City often refers to the airport as a “regional facility” but ironically there is little sentiment to relinquish management control to folks from Ontario, Kuna, or Nampa to form a truly regional airport.
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