IDLING CARS, BAD COP, NO COP
3907 Oak Park Place
Boise, ID 83703
City Car: This morning when I was out walking my dogs in my neighborhood, I noticed a city vehicle (a van) which may have been from the Building Department. It was parked in front of the house across the street that is being remodeled It was running. When I came back with my dogs about 15 minutes later, it was still sitting there running. When I left the house to head to work about another 15 or 20 minutes later, it was still sitting there running. This was around 8:15AM. Now that concerns me because – a) gas is really expensive, and b) we’re having an inversion. I am unsure why the vehicle would be running for that period of time. Thank you.
1719 N. 26th St.
Post Election: I have been calling your Boise for Mayor campaign office trying to find out if you are recycling and hopefully reusing your “Bieter for Mayor” signs and no one has returned my call for about a month now after a few times calling. Could you please get somebody to call me regarding these signs? We have four of them and instead of throwing them away, I think maybe you should run again and use them again. Thanks for everything you do, and thanks for getting back to me. Bye.
Action Taken: contacted
1110 E. Bannock
Boise, ID 83712
BPD Complaint: This morning I was stopped by a police officer for crossing Front St. in the crosswalk when there was still 12 seconds on the signal. He did not give me a ticket but he lectured me for several minutes. I believe that given all of the real problems this community faces, this is a misuse of our limited resources. Consider this: I did not know it was illegal to enter a crosswalk once the time counter started. How would I know this; it was never covered in drivers’ education and I’m not aware of any public outreach that has occurred in the 20 years I’ve lived in Boise to make the public aware of this fact. Second, I was at not personal risk; however this past month I have almost been hit on my bicycle while commuting to work by vehicles that were either running a red light, turning illegally, or turning right without looking. Where was this police officer when I was really at risk? If I get hurt because I exercise poor judgment, I have no one to blame but myself, but the same cannot be said of someone behind the wheel of a car. Please reconsider this approach to public safety and use our resources more wisely. I have already filed a complaint directly with the police department via email. Thank you for your time. Good bye.
10th & Franklin: Hello. This is regarding once again the intersection of 10th and Franklin behind Boise High. It is Thursday, December 13th, there’s a basketball game going on, and once again faculty, staff, parents, and whatnot treat a 20 mile zone like the Daytona 500, and the four-way stop as if they were in Italy and it’s a suggestion. In particular, there’s a gentleman who is evidently on the basketball team driving a white Toyota SRS, license plate # 892ACE. I would conservatively estimate he was doing about 40, 45, maybe even 50 in a 20 mile an hour zone and didn’t even have the courtesy to do a California stop at the four-way intersection. In so much as a woman was killed diagonally across on this block by Cathedral of the Rockies, and that this is a well documented problem, I would hope that you guys would be a little more responsive about it.
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