At the Wednesday meeting of the Ada County Highway District, commissioners were told $25,000 had already been spent on a bridge project that would specifically benefit fellow Commissioner Rebecca Arnold and her client, Winston Moore.
The board discussed the issues surrounding right of way and a bridge across the Ridenbaugh Canal at the dead end of Thomas Dr. The area is south of Franklin Road east of Cloverdale.
Letters posted on the GUARDIAN by Clancy and Tucker Anderson were made available to the commishes who ultimately seemed to favor “vacating” the entire road and bridge which would make it all private. They opposed spending any more public money to benefit only five property owners.
For an indication of how Clancy is regarded by at least one commish, listen to this OPEN MIC. Clancy never did speak.
Commissioner Arnold was not present and had previously planned to miss the meeting due to a prior commitment.
E-mails revealed that Arnold and Moore sought the bridge expansion for fire safety access, but no evidence was offered from the fire department or other official source. The road beyond the private gate was allowed to be blocked under a 10 year old licensing agreement between Moore and ACHD. The road remains publicly owned.
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