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Comment Archives: stories: News: Citydesk

Re: “Dec. 6, 2017: What to Know

The original Silence Breakers: Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Leslie Millwee, and Juanita Broaddrick. I bet that stings....

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Posted by Tata Engando on 12/08/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Public Outcry May Have Nixed a Job Training Facility for Veterans in Boise

That building has been a bar/restaurant/event center for 30 years. It has served the community as a gathering place and has been a wonderful amenity, when run properly, and was part of the reason many bought homes in the area. It needs to stay as a wonderful centerpiece to Lakeharbor's serene ambiance. The proposed use is completely mismatched with that location.

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Posted by Peter Senior Iverson on 12/07/2017 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Boise State University Develops Resources for Food-Insecure Students

Hi Veronica, I run a pantry that has been serving students of Boise State for the last 5 years. It is the Horse Bit Student Pantry and was started for this very reason. If you would like more information please see our Facebook page or message me on there. Teresa DeVino

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Posted by Teresa DeVino on 11/30/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Nov. 29, 2017: What to Know

Did you miss that we are closer to nuclear war with Korea? Did you miss that our president tweeted white nationalist fake videos?

Posted by Jane Wallace on 11/30/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Boise City Council Approves 840-acre Foothills Purchase Near Stack Rock

I think you've missed an important point about this story. While it is significant that the City of Boise is buying this property and thereby expanding recreational access and land preservation. The original open space levy was for $10 million, but through wise use of the funds and leveraging its influence the City of Boise has managed to acquire roughly $40 million in property and/or access. That's the headline! That's an extremely good return on investment for the city and the Treasure Valley as a whole. It's also part of the reason the most recent open space levies passed by wide margins.

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Posted by Dave Fotsch on 11/29/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise

Studies have shown time and again that increased parking meter rates and enforcement hours do not hurt businesses and instead help them. Please look at the most recent studies of Phoenix and Sacramento. Furthermore, customer surveys very clearly show that the majority of people are more concerned with easily finding a place to park and that paying for that spot is convenient vs. parking for free.

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Posted by Mitch1141 on 11/28/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise

Shouldn't it be the goal of City Council to entice more people to enjoy the downtown area as oppose to deter them? Increased parking rates and steeper fines definitely deters me.

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Posted by geri on 11/26/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Feeding More Money Into the Meter in Downtown Boise

If the Boise City Council again approves increased meter fees and by adding evening and Saturday fees myself and my family will simply stay away from downtown Boise and go elsewhere for our evening and weekend shopping and dining.
This is simply a bad decision for your downtown businesses!

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Posted by Chris Anderson on 11/26/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Boise 2017 Election Results: A Majority of the Minority

Further proof Boise is nothing more than a pit of virtue signaling "well wisher" slackivists masquerading as a progressive city. Want better voter turn out? Put your voter booths in Star Bucks and hand out "I am more special than you" stickers written in blue and orange for voters. Do this and I promise you 90% voter turn out next local elections.

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Posted by Tata Engando on 11/18/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President

President Kustra was Illinois Lieutenant Governor. It may just be a typo on BW's part, but uncorrected it becomes a factual error. Semantics aside, Kustra will be sorely missed. He has made BSU one of the finest institutions of higher education in the west. Against all odds, the school continues to improve and thrive, year after year. This position will be very hard to fill.

Posted by boisentv on 11/15/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Dr. Bob Kustra Announces Retirement as Boise State President

That should be Illinois Lieutenant Governor, shouldn't it?

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Posted by Walt Huntsman on 11/15/2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Trump Hiring Freeze Unplugs Ovens at Job Corps, Impacts Boise Rescue Thanksgiving Meal for Homeless

How can I sign up to volunteer to help? Please provide link!!!

Posted by Angelindisguise on 11/09/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Broad Street: Not Yet LIV-able

Follow the money. If Joe Citizen parks there, ticket or towing, no questions, no appeal. If contractors violate the rules, city officials say well look into it, meaning go pound sand, cause Im getting a kickback, so I aint biting the hand that feeds.

If that were not the case, tickets would have already been issued, and impound yards would be full of construction vehicles.

Posted by buena.alma on 11/09/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “2017 Election Results: Sanchez, Thomson, Woodings Win Boise Council Seats

Somebody needs to investigate Caldwells mayor. Nobody who has been in office as long as he has wins by that large of a margin. People fear him. He has been physically abusive to city staffers and has council members cowing. His manipulation of TVCCs development plans in Caldwell to get the taxpayers to pay for a new, unnecessary city hall are just a few of the items that should be looked into, and yet I bet no one will talk.

Posted by Rick B. Eardley on 11/09/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Judge Rules No Jail for Bergdahl, Trump Slams Sentence As 'Complete Disgrace'

Trump certainly know much about being a "complete and total disgrace".

Posted by mike.reineck on 11/08/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “Leaders Break Ground on Housing-First Development for Chronically Homeless in Boise

The study referred to in this story contains this bit of brilliance on page #15: What all of these reports can agree on is that to end homelessness we must place people in houses. :)

It says the $53,000 a year that each individual homeless person costs the city of Boise is due largely to police and emergency room services. Thats $4,416 dollars per person, per month, on "police services"? and emergency room services. Its $147.20 per day!
The mortgage on my 3-bdrm house in Nampa is app. $9,000 per year. That means the city's $53,000 per year would pay my mortgage and leave me with $44,000 dollars or $3600 each month for other expenses. SEEM EXCESSIVE TO YOU?
I found the study, which is a thesis done by Cassandra Solmonsen, here:…

Posted by RonnieG on 11/05/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “At State of the City Address, Bieter Makes Plea for Sports Park, F-35 Mission, New Main Library

Boise Mayor and Council have generally done pretty well. But "benefit of the doubt" doesn't work when millions of dollars and quality of life are at stake. Don't invite the F-35 fighter jet which will make whole neighborhoods uninhabitable, is a questionable technical project, and has no future. Don't develop more downtown open space into sports/concert venues when we all would benefit from allowing the area to be park and wild zone. Besides, I would bet half of Boise's population will be priced out of the ticket cost! Focus instead on reducing downtown traffic, rather than increasing it. Thanks!

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Posted by Tim McNeil on 11/05/2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Leaders Break Ground on Housing-First Development for Chronically Homeless in Boise

I don't believe for one second that a homeless person cost the city of Boise $53,000 a year. For what? Does this awesome BSU "study" explain where that money goes, Because my retirement income is far less that $53,000 a year. Far, far less.

Posted by RonnieG on 11/05/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “At State of the City Address, Bieter Makes Plea for Sports Park, F-35 Mission, New Main Library

The benefit of the doubt? You mean for allowing oversize developments in the foothills with no regulations for open space and preserving future trails access? Or do you mean for supporting commercial development that will demolish residential housing in the downtown. Perhaps you mean the foothills levies that put the burden of maintaining open space on tax paying residents rather than developers. Mayor Bieter, as long as your governing body refuses to actually play a role in planning and zoning that respects residents rather than mollifies developers, you deserve the doubt until we see the benefit. You can blame sprawl which is out of your control, but you cannot claim the high road until your administration takes charge of the development interests that are using Boise as a playground.

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Posted by Mick D on 11/04/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Conservation Voters for Idaho Makes Endorsements in Boise Council Election

Get real. Conservation Voters endorsed T.J. Thomson because Washington D.C.-based Hilltop Public Solutions Co. told them to. Money speaks louder than values at CVI.

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Posted by Janelle Doelan on 11/02/2017 at 10:26 PM

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