"I'm worried about such language in a law that allows a shelter to say they wouldn't turn anyone away, but they have people in their shelter four-deep. That is simply not a reasonable offer from a shelter."
"When you're in the private sector, the best analogy I can use is it's like being in a car, but you're in the passenger seat trying to give some directions to the driver. Maybe they listen to you, maybe they don't. Now, I feel like I'm driving the car. I get to make really cool decisions."
VRT is saying the opening of Main Street Station, which will include changes to area bus services, is now scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24. The public will get its first glimpse of the new facility at an open house, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13.
While Boise Mayor Dave Bieter reminded the gathering that the new Bown Crossing Branch Library would open in spring 2017, he now has his sights set on what he called "the mother ship"—the main branch of the Boise Public Library on Capitol Boulevard.
Fitch analysts wrote the city of Boise is "well positioned to withstand a moderate economic recession," with reserve levels remaining high while retaining "substantial flexibility" to reduce expenditures.
Those who voted against the motion, raised by Commissioner Jim Hansen, said there was too much development taking place downtown and the city of Boise had not passed ordinances that would enforce correct use of bike lane infrastructure to install the lanes.
The city and Republic Services are proposing a $3.40 rate increase to pay for carts, collection and composting. If all goes as planned, the rate increase will go into effect in October, and the curbside collection plan will be rolled out by March 2017.