It looks like Boise’s urban renewal agency, the Capital City Development Corp., is backing down on its proposed draconian parking policy at the Ada County Courthouse. It would have eliminated a 10 minute free drop and a reduced rate for jurors and coppers.
Previously the Commishes ponied up $18,000 a month to give citizens first hour free parking. When the CCDC demanded $42,000, Commishes balked and stopped paying the monthly fee. Presently the county pays a reduced rate for jurors and coppers, but there is no “first hour free.”
There has been some behind-the-scenes action between the CCDC and Ada County which will probably result in an indefinite postponement implementing the new policy. For the time being the showdown between the Commishes and the CCDC board at the April 13 meeting has been averted. The GUARDIAN was anticipating some good copy from that meeting too. For background check our PREVIOUS POST.
Next step will be some lengthy negotiations toward a “final resolution” of the overall funding mess between the CCDC and the county. It is more of a mess than we can explain, but we have a sense that Ada Commishes are ready to acknowledge the financial debacle and work toward outright county ownership of some, if not all facilities.
The big question: “Is CCDC using revenue from the county facility to pay for other downtown debt?”
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