Boise City’s Team Dave won a “hockey game” at Wednesday’s Ada County Highway District meeting where the issue of embedding hockey puck-like parking sensors in the street was discussed. In the end it was 3-2 in favor of allowing the pucks, but not before ACHD chair Sara Baker got in a few high stick swings about proposed parking rate hikes.
Boise appeared to be skating on thin ice when ACHD workers previously discovered the pucks buried without permission in the asphalt. The commission was considering a “master agreement” with Boise City which covered everything from valet parking policies to the maintenance and liability of the pucks.
In a last period comeback move, Boise eventually took the lead when ACHD Commish Jim Hansen scored a goal for the city with conciliatory comments about agencies working together to benefit the citizens…a novel approach in the rough sport of political hockey.
It has been a long time rivalry between ACHD and Team Dave. Team Dave’s Ross Borden went to the penalty box after officials caught him delivering a nasty valentine to legislators about ACHD during the past session. He took a major pay cut and has been banished to the CCDC junior league team.
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