Not to disappoint, he has launched Boise Kind, which a city press release claims, “is a community-wide initiative that highlights, protects and promotes the community’s core values and helps to ensure Boise remains kind and welcoming.” AND just in time for his reelection campaign!
A program of this magnitude brings in the Boise Schools, Idaho Power, the Chamber of Commerce and other leaders. The brilliance of the campaign is that “we the people” get to spend $80,000 in tax money to make it work.
While the local newsies were eager to promote the Boise Kind idea, they weren’t as eager to share the $6,500 monthly fee the City agreed to pay Spark Strategic Solutions to keep Candidate Bieter before the voters during the year-long Boise Kind campaign.
A reader sent us documents showing the “City of Kindness” scam is far flung and was a Hollywood publicity stunt to kickoff the LIONSGATE film, “Wonder.” This scam reminds us of the “Ten Commandments” tablet which was a promo for the film of the same name. That fiasco had the City remove a granite stone from Julia Davis Park, a petition drive by Christians to replace it, and a City defeat in the Idaho Supreme Court.
In case you think our skepticism of the Boise Kind charade is misplaced, here are some direct quotes from the $80,000 taxpayer funded-contract describing what Spark will do:
STRATEGY CONSULTATION & INITIATIVE DESIGN
–Lead the development of the framework, process, and engagement strategy for the overall initiative.
–Translating committee decisions into clear direction for initiative teams (e.g., milestones and deliverables).
–Benchmarking progress against established targets.
–Providing executive support to the steering committee and initiative owners regarding the process to develop campaign plans.
MORE BS IN CASE YOU NEED TO GROW YOUR SPRING FLOWERS
If we didn’t know the citizens of Boise are paying $6,500 a month for this program, we would think it came from a cattle feedlot or was part of the composting program!
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