By DAVE FRAZIER, editor
I have lived in Boise for 50 years. All but two of those years in the same house. I am the oldest guy on the block and number two for length of residency behind a neighbor who was born here.
I have pretty much lived my entire adult life in Boise and cannot think of anywhere else I want to live. That said, I witnessed unbridled growth, massive traffic impacts, urban sprawl and a constant effort on the part of city, county, and state politicos to increase population and then work to solve the problems they create through various incentives and public relation stunts designed to attract more people.
This is all the result of a growth-oriented mentality that has altered–if not destroyed–our culture and the way of life we used to cherish.
So, “WHY DO WE KEEP ATTRACTING MORE PEOPLE AND WHY DO THEY COME HERE?”
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