Pay taxes, file a divorce, testify in a trial or just stop by and chat up the Commishes and you can park for an hour FREE!
Courthouse visitors will now receive one free hour of parking as they access county services on the Courthouse Complex located at 200 W. Front Street in Boise. The Ada Commishes expanded the free parking program from the existing 10-free minutes to 60-free minutes to help make courthouse services more accessible to Ada County residents–great move and it isn’t even an election year.
“Many citizens have asked us to consider adopting the same first-hour free parking program offered at all the other downtown Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC) parking garages,” said Ada County Commission Chairman Fred Tilman. “While expanding the free parking program at the courthouse doesn’t come cheap, we believe it’s the right thing to do.”
The annual cost associated with the Courthouse’s first-hour free parking program is $214,000. The Board of Ada County Commissioners budgeted funds to cover this added expense in the 2007-2008 budget.
We need a GUARDIAN reader to do the math and figure if it is really worh a quarter million a year. Gotta remember that 5 minutes longer than an hour and CCDC will collect a lot of cash. The big trick is to get them “into the tent.” Sorta like extra minutes on your cell phone. We applaud the deal, but the Commishes need to renegotiate in a year.
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