Our apologies for not offering up much lately. Old age, lack of motivation, and travel are the reasons. Unlike the city and state politicos, we will offer up some topics your can vote upon and comment.
–BSU annual survey which has often been used by Boise and Team Dave to justify trolley spending, cops, fire, and open space. This year something like 70% of folks are concerned with the rampant growth. We ask, “Why so much effort to encourage growth and cut deals with developers?”
–A recent BOISE DEV story mentioned that STRATEGIES 360 is the PR firm representing Greenstone and the ball park proponents…they also hold a contract with Boise City. Sound like “collusion?” A GUARDIAN reader also revealed the PR Flaks had been paid to write “op-ed” pieces in support of the F-35.
–Lots of jet noise lately from Gowen Field. We are told it comes from F-15 Air Force and F-18 Navy planes. Look for a lot more F-18 noise this summer. How about an official NOISE ABATEMENT order from the Air Guard and BOI airport folks?
–Boise City is cutting a deal on purchasing the old Franklin School site at Orchard and Franklin. What are the details.
–News reports claim Tree Fort dumped $10 million into the Boise economy. Will we see a $600,000 hike in sales tax receipts? Where did all that cash go?
–Library petition and legislation to allow citizen vote on debt are still active.
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