Seems that City Hall in Boise is awash in cash the past few weeks. First it was stainless steel “cottonwood trees,” in the plaza redo, then hefty raises for the mayor and council, a request to spend $100,000 for a “consultant” to attract the F-35, a clean up of lead at the ill-conceived police shooting range, and now plans to spend $73,000 to see if we need another theater venue. They already have a consultant ready to go, according to the STATESMAN.
The GUARDIAN will answer the theater question for free. WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER VENUE! The Morrison Center, Shakespeare Festival, Taco Bell Arena, Boise and Capital High auditoriums, Boise Little Theater fill the bill just fine when it comes to cultural venues.
If someone wants to build a theater with plenty of parking, pay fair wages and full rate property taxes we welcome them with open arms. If plans call for urban renewal funds, property taxes, or other subsidies, no deal!
Can’t imagine the high-paid out of town consultant coming back with a report mirroring the GUARDIAN any more than we can imagine consultants voicing opposition to a trolley, convention center, or curbing pay hikes.
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