Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Boise Trolley Owner Responds: I Lost My Temper, I Never Swore

Posted By on Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Debra Miller said her relationship with Boise city officials "was never cordial and it's just gotten worse." Miller began has been running Boise Trolley Tours from Julia Davis Park since October 2008, but Tuesday, Aug. 24, no tours were scheduled.

"I don't want to get arrested," Miller told Citydesk. Miller said a Boise Police officer came to her business on Monday, saying her business license had been revoked. She's half-right. Earlier Tuesday, City spokesman Adam Park confirmed that Boise attorneys had told Miller that her license was revoked, but they would not enforce it, pending Miller's response.


Park told Citydesk that a good many complaints had been filed against Miller. See our earlier story.

In response, Miller told Citydesk that, yes, she lost her temper over the last two years with customers who were sitting on a park bench or picnic table near her business.

"I think if I walked into McDonalds and started eating my own brown bag lunch, they'd have a problem with that," said Miller.

For now, Miller said she's instructed her attorney to file an injunction against the city in hopes of having her lease and license reinstated, but she's not operating any tours.

One interesting side note: Miller is running for state senator in Boise's District 19. Her campaign literature says she's for lower taxes and family values.

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