Larry Rincover is a candidate for Ada Commish against incumbent Rick Yzaguirre. He blasted Yzaguirre for not coming out against the State of Idaho running a commercial self storage business.
Rincover quotes the STATESMAN, but the GUARDIAN first ran the story three days ago. We offered the Ada Commishes a chance to respond and got only this terse reply, “Thank you for bringing your concerns regarding the ownership of a storage facility to our attention. The matter to which you are referring is between the people of Idaho and the Land Board.”
Here is the press release issued by Rincover:
The Idaho Statesman reported this morning that the State is purchasing banks,
parking garages and storage facilities. Why aren’t the Ada County Commissioners
objecting strenuously? Who in Ada County government is watching out for the
Not Rick Yzaquirre. It’s a fact; Every property owned by the State is taken off the
property tax roles, and who do you think makes up the difference? The embattled
home owners in Ada County. Not only do we have to suffer through the most difficult
economy in 70 years, we have to endure State government increasing our property
taxes by removing prime commercial property from the property tax roles.
As if that isn’t enough; The State, which doesn’t have the burden of property
taxes, is acquiring banks, storage facilities and parking garages in direct
competition with the private sector, who aren’t subsidized.
Shouldn’t Commission Yzaquirre object? Shouldn’t he be asking; By what
authority can the State justify removing millions of dollars of prime commercial
property from the tax roles? Shouldn’t he ask: How can the State justify going
into competition with private enterprise, with the unfair advantages provided to
State government. Where’s the fairness in State government operating private
enterprise, at the expense of the private sector ?
So……….where is Rick Yzaguirre? I guess you learn to ‘go along, and get along’ when
you’re a career politician. Shame on State government and shame on Rick Yzaquirre
for letting it take advantage of Ada County.
I think that November 2nd will be a surprise. The citizens of Ada County will take
action at the polls and elect Larry Rincover. We need a County Commissioner who
will be responsible to the citizens rather than special interests.
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