Ysabel Bilbao, former KTVB news reporter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little public relations FLAK has gone into the education business on behalf of Canyon County for $3,500 a month in public funds.
Seems the Commishes in 2C feel the voters aren’t very smart and need to get “educated.” While they give tax breaks to about any business willing to locate in the county, they are launching a promotional campaign at taxpayer expense to influence the outcome of a future bond election.
Canyon may or may not need a new jail, but the past and present commishes have been spanked repeatedly by voters when it comes to paying for the various jail proposals. Former commishes made an illegal land purchase that was overturned by the Idaho Supreme Court.
We find it disturbing that local governments refuse to honor the will of the people unless it conforms to their desires. In November the Ada County Highway District made a blatant attempt to influence the outcome of a proposed vehicle fee hike that exempted the heavyweights, but they at least avoided using public funds.
Perhaps its time to get some tax money to “educate” the politicos.
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