The legal notices in the Daily Paper Monday were full of information tidbits including an across the board increase in fees for Boise trash pick up.
Boise City Council is off Tuesday for Veteran’s Day, but there is a public hearing set for November 18 since the proposed increases exceed 5%. In fact, the proposed increases range from 18.5% for residential collection with much lower increases for commercial pick up.
Like their friends at the ACHD, Boise City appears to be socking it to the middle class homeowners at a higher rate than the commercial users. Low-income users also get a discount.
The complexity of the fee schedule reeks of government obfuscation (for you non-library types that is: “to render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible” ). The GUARDIAN suggests they just do the math and raise the residential and commercial rates the SAME. The specialty services can also be done on a “per yard and frequency rate” without all the specifics which open it up to abuse, misunderstanding and bad feelings.
Appears to be a ton of new foreclosures, sales, etc. as well. Check out the Business & Classified pages beginning on page 5.
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