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It just never stops!!

We are working the Day Job on a summer shoot in Argentina and depend upon our great readers for tips. This came in today showing Boise’s plan to spend taxpayer dollars for some sort of influence peddling scheme with CCDC.

A legal notice published in the Daily Paper:

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE Pursuant to Idaho Code Section 59-514, Capital City Development Corporation (“CCDC”), the duly authorized urban renewal agency of the City of Boise, a public body, corporate and politic, organized under the laws of the state of Idaho, Chapter 20, Title 50, Idaho Code, provides notice that it has entered into a professional services agreement with Ritter Consulting whereby CCDC will pay an amount expected to exceed $10,000. The purpose of the professional services agreement is to assist CCDC in performing general communications consulting services. Phillip Kushlan, Executive Director Capital City Development Corporation
Pub. Jan. 14, 2011

The city spent $60,000 passing the recent constitutional amendments that will help the Chinese Communist government plan a housing development and “research park” south of the airport, now they are planning to spend “more than” $10,000 on another PR scheme.

Comments & Discussion

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  1. Would someone please call Ringling Brothers. We have developed an over abundance of freaks while suffering a shortage of circuses!!!
    The legislature needs to solve this insane activity once and for all!!

  2. It seems to me Otter has violated his Oath of office to uphold the constitution “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

  3. Rod in SE Boise
    Jan 18, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Guardian, you are correct, it never stops.

  4. So if ya can beat em, join em. Many parts of the burbs and rural county areas are in need of upgrades and free money just like downtown. Set up a district and suck the money back out of CCDC and other urban welfare funels.

  5. Time for the Legislature to take action on urban renewal laws and others that allow our hard-earned money to be misspent or misused on projects that might not be in our best interests, or for private gain by some. In my opinion, URDs diminish the role of our elected officials to make decisions based on sound business practices, the good of the community and the will of the people.

    It’s awfully dreary here, Dave. Could you please post a lovely shot of Argentina? I recently asked an acquaintance if he was still interested in politics. He replied” “I’m moving to Argentina!”

    Best, from the Land of Nod,

    The Land of Nod (mythical place of sleep)
    Robert Louis Stevenson

    FROM breakfast on through all the day
    At home among my friends I stay,
    But every night I go abroad
    Afar into the land of Nod.

    All by myself I have to go,
    With none to tell me what to do—
    All alone beside the streams
    And up the mountain-sides of dreams.

    The strangest things are there for me,
    Both things to eat and things to see,
    And many frightening sights abroad
    Till morning in the land of Nod.

    Try as I like to find the way,
    I never can get back by day,
    Nor can remember plain and clear
    The curious music that I hear.

  6. Even Gov. Jerry Brown has seen the light on “redevelopment”/urban renewal. RASMUSSEN REPORTS the newly reminted Gov. and his thougths..

    the “MAGIC” just isn’t there anymore when you consider all the needed services getting robbed of cash via urbn renewal.

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