If the action of the Canyon Commishes and their Fair staff is any indication of how the county will conduct Tuesday’s Jail Bond Election, the name of the game is DIRTY POOL!
The commishes set the Aug. 3 election at the last possible moment which was long past the deadline for applicants to get space for booths at the Canyon Fair…but the proponents of the bond got booth space while opponents were turned down. Fair officials stonewalled a records request for copies of the booth applications–which were obviously made past the April application deadline. They said it would take three business days for information to be provided which is AFTER the fair closes and the election is past.
It may seem like petty politics, but when local governments make the rules and change them to suit their own agenda while denying citizens the right to free speech, everyone suffers. Trust in Canyon County government is a sparse commodity.
KIVI 6 TV did a good piece on the issue Friday and poked holes in all the information offered by the Fair staffers.
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