Gary your view on our mayor and council members is accurate. What they seem unwillingly to acknowledge is their neighborhoods will most likely be impacted as well, although not to the same degree. As flight patterns in approach and landings temporarily change due to weather or air traffic, aircraft noise has the potential to affect the entire valley. Although my neighborhood is in District 17 I have family in District 18 and know legislators in D-18 choose not to address the issue. There is only one politician I'm aware of who is very concerned and is involved...that person is a D-17 politician. You may want to ask HIM how you can help. : )
I can tell you that there is great concern about this in all congruent districts to the Airport. There is a basic level of expectation for a quality of life for Boise residents, since the City keeps promoting Boise as the place to be. If they want us to actually believe that, then they should consider what kind of impact this will have on ALL of its residents, not just those that live far away from the airport. The mayor and all but one of the city council members live away from the airport. If District 19 had to put up with the same aviation impacts that we do in District 17, then I'm guessing that the City would not be pushing for the F-35 they way they have been.
You are very on target Jordan. This is a dollars sign issue for the political leaders and has no consideration for the families, children and/or home owners in any area of the city or county EXCEPT the north end. If the politicans were in fact listening, support would be targeting Mountain Home NOT Boise International and Gowen Field.
I'm the Democratic Precinct Committeeperson for 1818 and definitely concerned about this proposal. 4 schools would be located within the "not suitable for residential use zone" and a few more just outside that zone. What are local leaders thinking by not speaking with the people about this issue?
Any idea what kind of impact these jets could have on our birds of prey population?
If the Idaho ANG ever gets the F-35, it would a lot of money by having them at Mtn Home AFB. That way the IANG could save on maintance and logistics cost by sharing with the active duty
The 61% percent is based on your pole where the same person could vote multiple times. It's a worthless number.
Comments are back? It's a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!
Prentice: "Exposure to the winter elements has claimed many lives of homeless men and women in Boise..." If that is the case, they sure keep it under wraps. I can only remember a handful of such incidents... and some of them could probably be attributed as much to intoxication, as homelessness.
Peterson: "I truly learned about those who are shelter-resistant. Suddenly everything turned on its head." Perhaps in a follow-up, some of those people/stories could be shared. Frankly, it can be difficult for us working-class folks to feel a lot of sympathy for people who willfully reject the free facilities that are made available, because they are "resistant."
This may sound harsh... but how do we (taxpayers and charitable-minded citizens) provide comfortable facilities, meals, etc., for homeless folks, without attracting MORE homeless folks? Like the movie says, "Build it and they will come."
Chronic homelessness - it's an issue, all right! And no easy answer.
Thanks for the heads up.
The Treasure Valley will be negatively impacted by F-35s, F-15s & F-16s. Recently, FA-18s visited Gowen Field and each time the craft took-off or landed, sleeping babies living east of Federal Way and Amity were awakened and cried from the intense and alarming sounds of the jets. Wake-up Treasure Valley, it is not a Vista Bench issue. We will all feel the air and noise polution. Given there is not room for the entire population to live in the foothills north of Boise, another solution is needed.
They need to stay open longer and better hours so those that work 8-5 can actually visit and get food.
Probably a good guess that 61% support for F-35s at Gowen is based more on our politician's full court press to convince Treasure Valley dwellers of a positive economic impact than on a full understanding of the negative aspects of supersonic aircraft in an urban setting. A-10s and commercial aircraft do not present similar health risks.
was this written by a 2 year old? come on...
I saw the original A Nighttime Survival Guide. It has been my favorite BCT production of all time. I just saw the revival. It is still my favorite. I see the monsters differently than the reviewer. The artistry and entertainment pay homage to the fertility of a child's imagination. But even more important, the monsters come alive with human characteristics, illustrating the importance of recognition and understanding rather than fear.
From another article:
"Ankenys lawyer argues that Home Depot knew of this defect since they warned in the instructions to not stand on the rack."
So the instructions clearly state "do not do this", he does it anyway and somehow this is Home Depot's fault.
People like this are ruining this country
The written directions said not to stand on it. If Chief Chris Ankeny cannot follow those simple directions, We should question his ability to perform any other kind of decisions. What a fool.
8000 pounds is 4 tons ! Regardless of the advertising,the Chief wasn't very bright,to be standing on it. It's called,"Common Sense" !
Bring it! However my opinion is a bit biased because I used were the uniform and work the runway when F4s were still flying out of Boise and scaring old Butch's cattle grazing our public lands. Does anybody remember how loud those flying pigs were? I'm guessing the F35s aren't louder than the F4 but thats something the airforce should probably clarify.
I feel like no one really thinks about wool not being very nice to sheep. You just think that the sheep has to be sheared and that doesn't hurt the animal. I don't understand why shearers have to be so cruel and abusive. What is wrong with people?
The Mayor and City Council recently approved the first new subdivision south the airport, despite the fact that location south and west of the airport will be subjected to significant noise levels due to the arrival of the new jets. Also, there has been a significant investment to revitalize the Vista corridor. This shows me that the City doesn't have a clear vision and isn't strong enough to protect its citizens from real estate developers, the BOI airport, and the military. Come on Boise city leadership.... LEAD and protect your people!
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