After we posted the story about Boise City Councilors authorizing the mayor to spend up to $150,000 for “sustainability” with no specific plan, readers jumped on the internet to share even more information.
A note indicating the office of “Community Engagement” caught our attention when it revealed the agency within the office of the mayor tripled in size since 2016 with a budget in excess of $2.1 million, prompting the office to be subject of an internal audit.
Another reader enjoyed the STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
The office seeks to, “foster deeper connections and engagement with citizens of Boise. The Office works to establish a strategic, citizen-centric communication culture within city government that reflects Boise’s vibrant, dynamic and innovative livability, and builds on residents’ high satisfaction with the value of the city services they receive.” To the GUARDIAN that statement has more BS than a Simplot feedlot.
But wait! There’s more! How about “…proactively delivering the right messages to the right people at the right time.”
This begs the question: what are the right messages, who are the right people, and when is the right time?
Do you think that has anything to do with getting Dave Bieter re-elected?
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Sep 13, 2019, 9:00 pm
Plain and simple, city hall stinks and Bieter is the one with the flatulence.
Sep 14, 2019, 1:35 am
Are the taxpayers of Boise on the hook for green fees and club dues for 10 of the Mayor’s friends?
What is the most expensive golf course in Idaho?
Sep 14, 2019, 7:31 am
Bieter’s propaganda office reminds me of WW1/WW2 propaganda, other country’s control of media, and Red Scare tactics. We’re paying taxes just to be brainwashed.
Sep 14, 2019, 10:02 am
Hmmm. Using our money to tell us the “right” way to think. George Orwell’s Thought Police have arrived and are being well fed.
Sep 14, 2019, 10:59 am
“…proactively delivering the right messages to the right people at the right time.” – this Office of Community Engagement is Boise City’s ” Ministry of Truth”.
Sep 14, 2019, 3:22 pm
Office of Community Engagement = Office of Bieter’s BS.
Sep 15, 2019, 6:34 pm
All comments above are right on point. Big Tech will pass this crap around like a joint at a party, for everyone to take a hit off of.
The only thing missing is a pep talk from Dem darling Beto O’Rourke and his America Sucks tour, featuring gun confiscation and white guilt salad.
Sep 15, 2019, 7:52 pm
Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.
Sep 15, 2019, 8:36 pm
Why is nobody talking about the fact that nearly ALL Boise’s electricity/energy comes from hydroelectric dams, which ALREADY IS clean energy?? Also solar and wind are not necessarily “clean” because Solar panels require intensive mining to extract rare earth minerals to create and they are deadly toxic when disposed of.
Also every wind farm requires a natural gas plant built next to it to fire up when the wind stops blowing. d about California’s mandate on solar panels..builders are meeting the mandate that all new houses must be built with solar panels by putting on cheap panels, which many residents take off and throw out after moving in the house.
Solar panels are EXTREMELY TOXIC when dumped in landfills, mercury, lead, etc, seeping into the water supply because there are not designated disposal methods and they are being thrown away en masse. This is what happens when government gets involved in energy. Which begs the question, when did the city government get in the energy business? And how will they do this? Energy and electricity and power decisions are the jurisdiction and responsibility of Idaho Power and the Idaho Public Utility Commission.
Sep 16, 2019, 6:39 am
The city is avoiding having the “cost” stuck to community engagement budget. Smoke and mirrors.
Sep 16, 2019, 5:43 pm
There are more 50 cent words in that statement than a politician speech. Maybe the mayors office could make a release using language us more common folks speak. I’m not really sure what that office is providing something us simple taxpayers need.
Sep 16, 2019, 7:35 pm
Maybe the City became more involved in the energy business when it gained a Council Member whose primary job is with Idaho Energy?