Treasure Valley Politicos just “DON’T GET IT.” They want to attract people to the Treasure Valley for tourism and economic development, but they choose to do their backroom deals clear up at TAMARACK in Valley County of all places.
It makes no sense to the GUARDIAN for all the citizens of the various units of government in this area to be forced to pay travel expenses so their respective mayors and officials can spend a couple days September 15 and 16 adding to the economy of LONG VALLEY and the defunct Tamarack Resort.
Not only does the local area lose out on the potential revenues, we all have to pay for these elected officials to go to the bankrupt Tamarack resort instead of one of the Boise area’s top notch lodging establishments that pays its employees and taxes.
Would be interesting to hear from The Boise Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on this one.
Of course the nature of this planned “retreat” is to avoid public scrutiny and have a pleasant get together at taxpayer expense. The standard mantra is they are “away from their offices, phone calls, and other distractions to do their planning”…will city council budget sessions head for the hills next?
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