Many residents of the Vista and Hillcrest neighborhoods have expressed opposition or concern about noise if F-15 or F-35 fighter jets are based at Gowen Field.
Proponents of the noisy aircraft claim “That’s the sound of freedom!” City officials have lobbied to get the F-35 based in Boise and their mantra is, “You knew the airport was nearby when you bought your house, live with it.”
Comes now the issue of the convoluted manipulated purchase/trade of the police shooting range in the foothills behind the V.A. Fort Boise complex. Coppers and city officials claimed they HAD to use the facility at that location because it cost too much for coppers to drive out to the desert.
It turns out neighbors don’t like the sounds of gunfire in their backyards and they raised safety issues when it comes to live rounds in the area. The remedy to this list of financial bumbling seems to be spending even more tax money. Boise officials have agreed to dump $550,000 into 120 acres of desert land near Kuna-Mora road for a shooting range.
The GUARDIAN can only think: “The shooting range was in the foothills when they bought their homes. Live with it.”
Seems the SOUND OF FREEDOM has a different tone when it involves the Foothills and North Enders.
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