Opponents of new subdivisions are organizing to make their voices heard. The following is an excerpt of a letter sent to the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) protesting a proposed subdivision along Victory Road West of Maple Grove.
“Southwest Ada County Alliance (SWACA) and the residents that live within it’s boundaries are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact new developments are having on existing infrastructure and roads.
Most roads in Southwest Boise and South Meridian to Kuna are two lane section line roads, there are several intersections that are not yet signalized and some that are still two way stops. This area of Ada Co. is projected to grow at an enormous rate over the next two decades, and COMPASS projections show that South Meridian, SW Boise and Kuna will add over 60,000 residents by 2040.”
Meanwhile, Dry Creek Valley Coalition is fighting HB 568 in the legislature. The bill would exempt land use issues from the referendum process. The bill is being pushed by the Ada County Commishes after a 4th District judge ruled against a previous attempt to disallow a petition put forth by the group opposing a massive development in the Dry Creek area.
It appears to the GUARDIAN our society is facing a major split between the governed and the governors. If the law (or constitution) favors the citizens, the politicos simply change the law. Examples abound, but simply put, there seems to be a growing movement against the rampant growth championed by developers and politicos.
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