Hopefully the traction will hold and Dave Kangas, VNA president, will have support for years to come!
Thank you for doing a good and necessary work in Boise! To Sissy - obviously you stopped reading after the quote from Mother Teresa. I'd say with a 98% graduation rate and nearly all of them going on to BSU, CWI or with full-time employment that they are VERY interested in education. May God continue to bless every one of you at Marian Pritchett.
Great highlight of a wonderful, life changing program!
That crap does NOT belong in schools! Keep that ignorance in church! And quoting Mother Teresa? Way to prove you're not interested in education. UGH! Morons.
Booth Memorial, Mrs. Pritchett, Mr. Pritchett, Mrs. Scott, Mrs.Lee, Salvation Army, you will forever be in my heart. After having a baby at 16 years old, graduating high school seemed like it would be impossible. Thank you all, for helping me make the impossible, possible! Class of 98'!
The Salvatiion Army Booth Memorial in Los Angeles, CA was a blessing to me in the 1960's.
Thank you for writing about an exceptional HS in Boise.
"Preach the Gospel at all times, when necessary, use words." Francis of Assisi
I can still remember enjoying Mr. Campbell's astronomy class 40 years ago. Incredible to think he is still running the show after all these years. Good job, Tom!
I think that instead of focusing on these band-aids fixes for our transportation system, we should focus on the root cause of the whole problem.... growth. If it stops, our roadways could remain as they are and be fine. But nobody seems to want to even bring up the topic of limiting growth. The doubling time for the US population is around 65 years right now. That means that in 2080 we will have 600+ million people here. And in another 65 years, 1.2 BILLION people. This is insane. When will we come to our senses? Of course it probably won't grow that large... we'll run out of water first.
What do we want to do with downtown? What's the point of going there? What do we want when we get there? To continue to make downtown attractive and vital we need both the ability to get there and then vastly reduced car traffic and speed when we get there. Downtown needs to be the destination, not so much the corridor to some where else.
We start there and then see if our roads are helping us get what we want.
A big part of the 40-64 biking crowd are people who can't afford to operate a car very much. No jobs, underpaying jobs, too many other expenses all spell out a need for cheaper transportation. If the bus can't get you there in a timely manner (it usually can't) then the bike or walking will. I used to bike b/c I cared about the air and congestion and it's healthy. Now I do it b/c of economics. I only wish there were better bike parking out there where I go.
I would agree with the use of DNA. And it is a huge problem. In order to have the streets mentioned here is because they are on the Federal Highway Network. That means Federal rules have to be followed in order to keep them there. The number of lanes and the widths of those lanes are set by Federal standards. Therefore that option is out. We cannot widen the streets now due to the close proximity of buildings and right-of-way availability, not to mention the cost of it. We have no corridor left on the north side of the river in which to build a freeway or mass transit because the right-of-way costs would exceed the construction cost. But looking back does not solve anything. If you look on a map of any other urban section of half a million people, they have much better road systems. I cannot make the meeting tonight but hope to be able to add more as time goes along.
DNA is a bad analogy for viewing system wide interactions. DNA by analogy represents a plan. What actually happens on the street is anything but planned. If sticking to a biological analogy, how about a 'cellular map.'
I did say "I believe the money for the skate park came from private sources..."
OK so ALL the money isn't a donation, but "the J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation announced a $1 million donation to jumpstart the project. The Tony Hawk Foundation, Boise Skateboarders Association and the City of Boise will also chip in for the $1.25 million makeover" so the major part is from donations.
Did I say it SHOULD BE a dangerous place, NO! That area needs to be fixed up, including finding a way to solve the homeless issue in that area!
Karl your belief is wrong TAX DOLLARS WILL BE USED FOR RHODES PARK to fix it up. Really should a Boise park be a dangerous place for homeless or UNhomeless people?
"Most of those 2000 hours were spent restoring the car, not converting it to electric power."
The fact remains that the builder's 2000 hour effort resulted in a vehicle that can carry two in fair weather, and can travel no more than 50 miles every 4 hours.
Another liability for electric vehicle ownership that is often overlooked is the relatively short battery life and the high cost of replacement batteries.
"The snapshot is similar to any of hundreds of images in a typical Boise family photo album: children walking across the Boise Foothills with a clear blue sky hanging over the Treasure Valley. Thousands of homes and a handful of downtown towers dot the landscape, but the forefront of the photo is defined by children in search of a safe but adventurous path.
"That's perfect," said Bieter."
Where does this ADVENTUROUS PATH lead the children for jobs? Out of Boise? I get tired of hearing and reading about measures to keep our children safe. Like the yes vote that passed in November at the cost of firefighters pensions?? Then in December have the city leaders want to spend $1,000,000.00 to enhance a skate park.? THAT $1,000,000.00 COULD GO A LONG WAY TO HELP CHILDREN SEARCH FOR THEIR SAFE BUT ADVENTUROUS PATH!
I believe the money for the skate park came from private sources specifically to fix up the skate park. If it's left the way it is now to deteriorate and become a more dangerous place for the homeless, there will be more incidents like the murder of the homeless man from Portland.
These are separate issues and need to be addressed differently. Funding can only come from Private sources or Taxes, both ways money should be spent for what it is earmarked.
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