The city of Boise/Planning and Zoning appears to be miopically challenged. Parking in downtown especially Trader Joe's and parking garages is ridicuoulously limited and almost guarantees dings in car doors and fenders. Either build high-rise parking facilities for each addition or scrap the number of businesses. Personally moving my business as a consumer to the Bench and Meridian areas to avoid the car damage and parking issues.
As I recollect: in the 70's, there was a zoning rule in place that limited development to one home per 20acres of tillable land. The thinking at the time was to protect land in large enough parcels to be attractive to farmers. As the valleys' demographics changed and politics became more urbanized with folks from non-agricultural backgrounds the perceived value of farms and open space diminished. The urban outlook of that day sought a more urbane Boise and did not want to be perceived as "Podunk"or "back woods". Unfortunately the county commission changed as well, becoming overwhelmingly pro-development. At least there is a new discussion starting to push back, I hope. I agree with the previous statement that if we want to save some of what's left it had better happen quickly.
He better not ever be seen in Texas again or they will hand out the punishment the courts should have. This type of individual should not be walking the streets freely. He left Keller, Tx because of behavioral problems and getting in trouble but yet the courts think probation can rehabilitate him. Good luck with that
How can you write an article about a rapist that has received an egregiously inadequate sentence and not include even a single detail of the victims account or legal prosecution? This article is despicable. You should be ashamed of yourself for being complicit to an atrocious and racially charged assault on a mentally disabled child.
I'd like to add that Boise weekly has also been impeded almost impossible at one point to get to you
The ugly disgusting truth is that nobody that is on this board that approves any of these products give a rat's butt about anybody or anything having to commute or move about in downtown Boise the first order of business is always to have safe passage for your pedestrians. None of us and let me repeat none of us that are regular civilians who live in this city care about these private projects that have usurped our sidewalks and I wrote it seems to me somebody better get on the stick because we are organizing a freaking protest we are sick of it
By far the ugliest thing I have ever seen. What the are they thinking or better yet not thinking. The truth that come here have come here in the past and always for the one thing they are taking away that is the beautifulness the smallness loveliness of our city that Boise has Let to ruin
The decision by the City of Meridian to designate 300 acres of farmland as "urban renewal" makes one wonder how serious anyone is about preserving agricultural land. The site is neither urban or in need of renewal. It was a subsidy for the developer - socialism for corporations - paid for by the tax payers.
The Boise City Council already subverts its present and past comprehensive plans. What makes you think they will adhere to future plans? They bow only to pressure from developers and refuse to demand any level of planning or requirement from them. Make a rule, the City will disregard it.
As someone who has watched this process for 40 years, welcome to the realization that we aren't what we used to be. We used to hunt pheasants where Capital High School sits, and thousands of acres of seed corn provided food for 750,000 mallards wintering on Lake Lowell.
Gone are Manley's, State Street Court, The Pantry, The Royal, the Save-on, Murphy's, etc., but we have 23 McDonalds! Growth sucks!
Just who... or is it whom are going to be staying in all these rooms?
Wonderful! Looking forward to yet more road closures and orange barrels sprouting up along Front St! /s
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It's unfortunate they stopped teaching schoolchildren Civics. The Electoral College is 130 years old. When a person loses a game of chess. As in Checkmate! The loser shouldn't whine that they had more pieces left of the board.
In every presidential election there is a winner and a loser. The Party of the candidate who lost should accept it, and learn some lessons before the next time in four years.
Highway Districts may take these down. If there on private land it's up to the propert owner
"Six cycling deaths are six too many." I agree! Were these deaths all the result of cyclists ignoring stop signs and getting smacked at intersections? If not, it seems unrelated to the issue of "Idaho stops."
Strict laws apparently aren't always a solution. Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the U.S., and they've surpassed 700 gun deaths. (Is that too many?) Maybe they need stricter gun laws.
There are cyclists who abuse the "Idaho stop law." (Like Chicago's gun laws.) But when properly applied, it's an uncommonly sensible law. Cyclists are typically approaching an intersection much more slowly than a motorist, which gives them more time to survey for approaching side traffic. And if there is none... why not roll slowly on through? Accelerating on a bike isn't just tromping on a gas pedal... it takes substantially more effort than MAINTAINING momentum. ("If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand.") I always encourage kids, casual cyclists, etc., to come to a complete stop... the stakes are too high if you make an error in judgment, and it's perfectly legal to come to a complete stop.
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It's kind of ironic that since Xtreme Xtrravagana has raised it's rates and given over most of the seating to high-roller corporate donors it has become an exclusive event which many of us can no longer afford.
I knew groups of people who would get together and go in past years. Now I don't know anyone who goes. It is great that they are raising money for the homeless, but unfortunate it has become just one more exclusive Boise event that is beyond the reach of many.
This sure fits the old tale: "When you're stupid, don't open your mouth and prove it..." I am so disappointed in the leader of our PD. I hope the City Manager and City Council take notice of this foolishness.
The 61% who voted for F-35 are not adequately informed or do not care.
The area within 3 mile radius of the runway used by F-35 will be affected by the noise.
Real estate pricess will fall at least 10%.
Area within 2 miles will be bad enough. Most accidents also happen within 2 miles of the runway.
Area within 1 mile will be unsuitable for residents.
Most peak noise will occur for direct flyover event, which can happen pretty much anywhere.
Since Gowen Base mission is training, they will fly any way they need to to learn operate the complex F-35 aircraft. The pretence that they will not be using afterburner will prove to be a lie. FAA or the Airport do not regulate military operations.
Cheers to all who voted for F-35.
Besides, the way the poll question was asked "host F-35" I was not sure if the poll was asking for the F-35 to visit here so everyone can hear how loud they are.
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