Rather than offer any “GUARDIAN prose,” we will just share what a reader sent Thursday on the actions of Idaho’s Land Board. This type of spending in the face of budget cuts and economic tough times is why our citizens feel so betrayed by those who rule us.
I’ve been thinking about this since yesterday, and I’m finally so aggravated that I thought I’d drop you this note.
I’m sure that you read that the land board approved the bronze plaques to go on land board owned buildings at their meeting this week. It is reported that a figure of $85k was approved for this. For how many buildings? Less than 20 as I recall. Do the math on that one. Admittedly, I haven’t been in the market to buy bronze plaques for buildings lately, but that seems a little spendy (per building) to me.
Details from The IDAHO REPORTER.
Secondly, I don’t recall that this went out for bid. In all fairness, I’m sure they didn’t have to. I would expect they know their own rules about what does and doesn’t have to.
And I’m sure it was awarded on merit, and had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that who it went to just happened to be Butch’s PR guy for his election campaign.
For a guy who trumpets frugality in government like a broken record, he sure looks out for his friends, doesn’t he?
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