@Jon, what is real art? what are you favorite art works and why?
Why can't CWI get money from the permanent building fund,like the other colleges do?
@ Anton, Yes I would like to know........It is too bad that real Art has been taken over by the Cultural Marxist funded by Idaho Tax money... Just goes to show you who the real Nazis are....
How much of this stupid, ugly, degenerate Leftist propaganda is being funded by Idaho taxpayers?
This development and anyone living there will be forever cursed. When the market goes south (which it will), we'll see another zombie subdivision sprouting weeds and neglect through broken asphalt where wholesome food was once grown.
It was deeply disturbing that the Commissioners said so little - hiding behind "property rights", and not admitting how much things had changed. The Commissioners ignored concerns about the really poor Wildlife Plan - which is based on 2006 "data", and "mitigation" that would allow money to be thrown at a conservation easement far away. This will NOT help wildlife in western Ada County. They ignored concerns about the fate of the genetically pure redband trout in Dry Creek.
The only additions they made were some more geo/soil surveys for the steep hillslope bulldozing for houses, that were then to be ok'd by the County workers. Sure doesn't seem like anybody has really learned a lesson from the Terra Nativa disaster. Full bore ahead on hillslope houses ...
It is alarming that an issue which sparked so much opposition from individuals, organizations, and businesses warranted less than a 10 minute discussion by the Board of County Commissioners. Given this, I find it difficult to believe that the concerns of the community were taken seriously.
Responsible growth and the preservation of farmland and open space are priorities in Ada Countys Comprehensive Plan. Is it unreasonable to ask that Ada County hold itself to its own standards? At the public hearing on 2/15/17, newly-elected Commissioner Visser said he wished we would have had the foresight to do something about farmland preservation 25 years ago. Well, he had the chance to do something today and he did not. His silence speaks volumes.
As a lifelong resident of Boise - and having grown up next to the foothills and spent my formative years enjoying our awesome open spaces - it pains me to see big chunks of open space being gobbled up by sprawl. But Mr. Tibbs is right - the owners of property should be able to do what they want with it (as long as the impact on the community is properly mitigated... infrastructure, schools, services, etc.)
Check out that STRANGE bicycle in the photo (from last year's "Thousand Year Journey")... the drivetrain is on the left side of the bike...
(Today's trivial observation.)
Thank you, Harrison, for covering this story. However, I believe your conclusion that this issue is a lost cause is premature.
The original plan was approved in 2010. Since then, the developer has changed, the acreage has changed, the number of houses has changed, the commercial space has changed, the number of schools has changed. All of these changes are substantial. Boise Hunter Homes should have to apply as a new application, not as an "amendment" to a different plan. I believe the Board of County Commissioners is justified in denying the "amendment" on these grounds alone.
There was no notice for the public hearing on 12/15/16 as required by Ada County Ordinance and Idaho Code. Posting notice is not hard. If, as they claim, Boise Hunter Homes plans to develop a unique, farm-to-table community, shouldn't they want as many people to know about it as possible, since such a special plan will surely benefit the community? Or...
If the Board of County Commissioners deny this "amendment," will Boise Hunter Homes develop the original approved plan? If they will not, a denial would stop this whole project. This important question must be answered before a final decision is made.
The developer should not be able to get away with this. They have cobbled together a scattershot, completely unworkable plan for Wildlife. it is an insult to Ada County residents to consider that "mitigation" for this project could include a conservation easement somewhere unknown 30-50 miles away in Elmore County. Plus, the "Open Space" for the Theme Park shoves the deer and elk right out by the main Highway to Horseshoe Bend --- creating a death trap for both animals and motorists.
The application amendment was sought because the existing plan won't pen out. The suggestion that the status quo is worse than the amendment is a developer talking point which ignores the underlying motive/necessity that the amendment be sought in the first place.
If the Commissioners want to find ways to preserve this place for its remarkable history, its incredible agricultural values, and for the wildlife habitat -- the best way to do so is by preserving the status quo: voting no on the amendment before them.
Should the commissioners vote no, or in the alternative remand to the PZC, Ada County citizens will have more time to negotiate opportunities to preserve the very values mentioned.
Trump is enforcing current law.
The seven nations named in Trumps executive order are drawn from the
Terrorist Prevention Act of 2015. The 2015 Visa Waiver Program
Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 named Iraq,
Iran, Sudan, and Syria, while its 2016 update added Libya, Somalia, and
He's using Obama's list. He will create better vetting that will then impact other countries.
The original plat expired February 10. They could not approve the amendment and have the process start over. We could save it. It will take leadership with forsite.
The Ada County Commissioners have the power to stop it. Yes it should have been stopped 10 years ago and it will be painful to stop now...but better than regretting not taking a bold action today. They have the power and they can change the outcome. Saying they can't is a cop out, as is holding the vote at 9am on Tuesday when public participation will be minimal.
I watched Trumps speech over and over with a local group at a meeting center. We thought it was quite well done; like he said he didn't rant and rave. He and the reporters were joking with each other. Numerous times the news reports have been proven to be false. Reporters themselves have even stated on air that they don't care so much about truth just so they are first to get on the air with a story. If people can't see that our country has been in trouble for years and years they must be deaf and blind. Government has spent excessive amounts of money; given unbelievable sums of cash plus weapons to Iran; crippled the military; drained SS; saddled us with piss poor health coverage; hundreds of people killed in Chicago alone; California is bankrupt & still following Gov Brown down the tubes;parents letting their kids skip school to protest - forget their education;fraudulent voting; the list goes on and on. God Bless America!
This piece typifies so much of the reporting about Trump. He isn't anti-Semitic, has family members and staff that are Jewish, etc. But, because he doesn't play the media's game of repeatedly answering their "gotcha" questions, he is encouraging anti-Semitism? Just like when he denounced David Duke repeatedly, but didn't hear a question properly on CNN and said he didn't know Duke, the left claims he supports the KKK. The majority of media reporting about Trump is INCREDIBLY dishonest and despicable.
Trump is nothing but an egotistical ignoramus. He bitches and complains about fake news but the news reports what comes out of his mouth!! Go figure!! Oh and referring to the New York Times as the FAILING NEW YORK TIMES just because they see through him is utterly ridiculous.
Half The French Army Is Now Deployed On French Streets to keep the peace. Why do lefties have such a thirst for cultural and genetic suicide? If you want to kill yourselves, please proceed, but stop trying to drag the rest of us down with you.
It is interesting to me that Ted will invest in the equipment necessary to scan IDs and do a background check for a club goer to enter the premise but refuses to invest in a simple wand metal detector that would deter weapons and keep the club safer. Why Ted?
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