Boise State University is a “city within a city” with millions upon millions of dollars worth of tax-exempt public buildings. Those buildings and the people who live and work in them are protected by Boise taxpayers.
Yeah, yeah, all those people and construction mean jobs for locals and economic benefits for Boise businesses. They also have eliminated countless homes and businesses from the tax rolls. Granted, BSU pays for Boise coppers to patrol the campus, but they get fire, rescue, and ambulance service for free.
Its nice to have the blue turf university in our city, but it is also time for them to suck up some of the costs they foist on the local taxpayers.
BOISEDEV has an interesting piece detailing plans to update the BSU master plan and some of the future plans.
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