Mr. Wiebe’s post illustrates the current administration’s bias favoring developers and those who profit from growth as well as obvious disrespect for Boise Bench residents when it comes to planning and advice on a zoning ordinance update.
By Henry Wiebe,
Vista Neighborhood Assoc. Pres.
Last Thursday, as the Vista Neighborhood Assoc. President, at the invitation of Boise City, I attended a stakeholder interview with five or six other neighborhood association representatives to hear from the newly hired consultant, Clarion and Associates.
Clarion is charged with
The consultant team includes local Kushlan and Associates; (Phil Kushlan directed CCDC for years, and our meeting was attended by Phil’s wife.)
It was made clear to us that as “stakeholders”, we have no power or influence beyond any other citizen.
There’s another group called “advisory” also referenced by the consultant as “steering” committee. This group was hand picked by the City. Here’s that list:
Clay Carley, general manager of Old Boise LLC
Tom Zabala, ZGA Architects & Planners
Doug Fowler, Developer, http://lenirltd.com/
Jessica Aguilar, Vice President Corporate Real Estate & Construction
D. L. Evans Bank
Bud Compher, Developer https://nwboise.org/our-team/
Nicole Windsor, West Downtown Neighborhood Assoc
Richard Llewellyn, North West Neighborhood Association
Jason Densmer, Planning, land survey and development, https://www.thelandgroupinc.com/people
Chase Erkins, Commercial Broker, https://bomaidaho.org/member/chase-erkins/
Steve Bradbury, real estate atty, Boise PandZ commissioner
Joy Kealey, https://govelect.idaho.gov/team/committee.html#kealey and her husband is Director at Idaho Department of Commerce.
Patrick Spoutz, https://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article235466472.html
Tim Breuer, https://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/hiking/article223314005.html
Milt Gillespie, Boise PandZ commissioner
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