We got a letter from a source within the fire union today urging members to vote for Vern Bisterfeldt and Roger Simmons in the upcoming Ada Commish race.
This Boise City fire union activity to support the County candidates is deeply rooted in the ongoing feud between firefighters and paramedics. They apparently don’t trust their brothers and sisters at Stations 3,8, or 10–or perhaps it is just that those stations house Ada EMS ambulances as well.
The message ended with the warning: “PS – lf you are in station 3, 8, or 10, please be careful with who sees this email. Thanks”
Chief Dennis Doan told the GUARDIAN city computers are not to be used for union activity and all messages on city computers are public record. However, when someone from outside sends messages TO city computers, it is hard to keep them out. The union message was SENT from a private account.
In another Bisterfeldt-Simmons campaign endorsement, we find it a bid odd that Councilor TJ Thomson encourages his followers to support Bisterfeldt’s bid for the Ada Commish job–which would elminate Vern from his current job as a colleague of Thomson on the City Council.
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