The politicos at Boise City have pulled off a brilliant strong arm move without voters even being aware they have lost the power of the purse.
See the story below for details, but here’s what it all means.
Following all the rules for “transparency,” the council has decided to spend upwards of $810 million for increased sewer treatment plants which will make more growth and population possible.
The November 2 bond election–according to BOISE CITY is simply a question of “cash or credit?” Citizens will have no voice at the polls to limit the scope of additional facilities. They only get to decide the payment method for purchases already determined by the council.
From the city website: What does my vote mean?
YES: Voting “YES” authorizes bond fund funding of up to $570 million and results in stable and predictable rate increases over 20 years (9.9% in 2022)
NO: Voting “NO” rejects bond funding, not the projects, and results in sharper upfront rate increases (up to 53% in 2022)
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