Sorry for the lack of content lately. Other priorities and lack of motivation are prime excuses.
Here are some topics for discussion and we freely admit they are not all new.
–Boise officials and the USAF staged a demonstration of their close air support (CAS) urban warfare training over our fair city at the end of August, but we don’t recall seeing any press releases before or after. Seems odd the flyboys suck up to the mayor, but every time someone complains about military air traffic, they get a letter from Team Dave saying, “we have no control over the military.”
–Lots of talk about that armored ambulance costing $300K. We shared that with some out-of-town paramedics who replied with, “Wow. I hope we get one too.” Logically it is like the MRAP truck from the military…do they need one in Pocatello and Cascade as well? Same is true for those “mobile command” buses. We think it has a lot to do with how much citizen cash is available. Think fire truck. Those are needed EVERYWHERE.
–Bus system still sucks.
–Why not put up freeway ramps during the Cloverdale overpass rebuild?
–Are the greenbikes dead with the advent of the scooters? Are the scooters working out?
–Should citizens get a VOTE on the library funding rather than manipulated “input” meetings?
–ACHD sure ate it when they told us “the citizens want the vehicle fee hike.” When it came to the ballot box it was another story. Legislature will likely allow ACHD to tax the heavy trucks as well as the small cars under 8,000 lbs.
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