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Re: “DBA State of Downtown Coming Attractions: A Stadium Update and Al Fresco Dining in the Middle of Capitol Boulevard

What bubble do these people live in. Capital Dining. Can the traffic get worse? Stadium money for the few. Make no mistake, these people do not have the interest of the people who live in town in mind. Boise, Denver, Phoenix. What will be the difference? The most livable city indeed.

Posted by Mick D on 05/20/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “DBA State of Downtown Coming Attractions: A Stadium Update and Al Fresco Dining in the Middle of Capitol Boulevard

200,000 is very realistic. It's around 5300 a game. The current venue is not an applicable comparison to a state of the art venue. We could fill Memorial Stadium on a more consistent basis if it didnt have the challenges and the 1st base grandstand sun issues. Attendance has spiked the past 3 years and this year will be probably the largest one yet.

Posted by Jeff Eiseman on 05/20/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “DBA State of Downtown Coming Attractions: A Stadium Update and Al Fresco Dining in the Middle of Capitol Boulevard

I love the idea of a new baseball stadium. To get even 200,000 people through that stadium for baseball, though, the Hawks would have to nearly double their attendance to nearly 6000 a game. That seems optimistic. To tally 300,000 people in a season they would need a full season AAA team which is hard to come by. Is this something they are expecting to accomplish?

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Posted by Bert Joseph VanDercar on 05/19/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “There's No 'T' in Boise... For Now

Let's do the math.

Assuming the $111 million for initial construction falls out of the sky, look at the costs going forward. Using the city's numbers...

1400 passengers every day... 365 days (assuming it runs every day of the year, which the buses don't)... that's 511,000 rides per year. Awesome!

$3.3 million per year to operate. That's about 6-and-a-half bucks per ride. If the ride is shut down on Sundays, like the bus, the cost per ride is a little over 7-and-a-half bucks.

Will people climb on board (toot! toot!) and fork over that kind of dough? Nah. So obviously it will be heavily subsidized by people who aren't riding.

Posted by bikeboy on 05/19/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “A New (And Free) Solution to Downtown Boise's Parking Crunch

So ,what do people do between the morning hours and afternoon hours? It appears that this is only for people who work downtown ,why not make the system larger by making more routes into the 'burbs .
And maybe a train route from Caldwell to Boise ,then expand bus routes ,not everyone lives in the downtown area.

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Posted by bear63216 on 05/18/2017 at 12:05 AM

Re: “A New (And Free) Solution to Downtown Boise's Parking Crunch

The problem for me is safety. The garages are not safe. There are no attendees even around the place that I pay. Park and ride is not going to be any better.

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Posted by boiseart on 05/17/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “End of the Line for Grapevine in Boise's North End

Dear Boise Weekly Editor and Staff,

The Grapevine, Inc. is now focused on the purchase of the building and recently met with Mayor Bieter to discuss what we have always viewed as our second in a sequence of three preferred options. The Mayor acknowledged and expressed appreciation for our desire to purchase, repair, and restore our historic home, and to continue to serve the neighborhood with a broad array of 12-Step recovery meetings.

Although one door has closed, another has opened. With the purchase of the building for the minimum bid of $50,000 we will continue to . . . work together to continue the tradition of Fire Station No. 2 by saving lives whether we are fire fighters long gone, persons in recovery, or their families. Generous donors during the Idaho Gives campaign gifted us over $12,000 for this purpose. This, in combination with grant monies we have applied for, and our dedicated cash in the bank brings us to the minimum bid for the building.

Learn more at TheGrapevineBoise.org

Rob Tiedemann, Ph.D.
President, Board of Directors
The Grapevine, Inc.

Posted by Rob Tiedemann on 05/17/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Foothills Flap Surfaces in Idaho Supreme Court

This is an absolute horrible idea. So many of us enjoy it up there and there is a ton of wildlife habitat. I see a lot of beds up there on morning hikes. Aren't they destroying enough already along the river and Harris Ranch? There are already enough huge, obnoxious houses being built around the corner! That's going to destroy that area.

Posted by Allyson on 05/16/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Here's What You Should Know About the Greater Boise Auditorium District

I have been asking these questions for 5 years:

1. How much are GBAD directors paid?
2. Are GBAD directors allowed to participate in PERSI?
3. Who is responsible for auditing the books at GBAD?

We can not know how to determine GBAD performance without this information.

How about it BW, or any other entity interested in the public good?

Posted by seekandfind on 05/14/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Labrador Files Paperwork to Run for Idaho Governor

No'way! How fast could Raul Labrador tank Idaho lower than Otter? Cheers to us now being ranked 50th in education.

RL's campaign poster: V O T E for L A B R A D O R Good friend of our Donald

Posted by Oly'momma Sandpoint on 05/12/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “End of the Line for Grapevine in Boise's North End

This Boise City Council will have a lot of death on their hands because of this.

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Posted by Andrew Cappelletti on 05/12/2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Foothills Flap Surfaces in Idaho Supreme Court

Anyone ever hear of scenic corridors? They are being destroyed in Boise. A big part of what makes Boise 'Livable' is fast disappearing. That open area anchors the central foothills. Without it the area is just another over developed tract.

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Posted by Mick D on 05/11/2017 at 8:28 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Labrador Files Paperwork to Run for Idaho Governor

When we had to look at "Dumb" George W for 8 years, we thought it couldn't get any worse. Now we have to deal with "Dumber" Trump. Who knew America could stoop even lower?? Now, Idaho. We have been stuck with Butch, which seems like an eternity.....and now we might get Labrador?? Dumb, Dumber, & Dumbest. I can't even.........

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Posted by Elle J See on 05/09/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “City of Boise Begins Crafting Cultural Master Plan

Boise needs more violent crime and random violence on innocents before it can claim to have an American metropolitan culture. What can we do to enhance these shortcomings? Perhaps import the people with these cultural tendencies? Perhaps change our safety net of free stuff to focus it more on people who never contribute and always sponge?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bite Me Liberal Scum on 05/09/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “At Boise State Fine Arts Center Groundbreaking, A Promise of Huge 'Cultural Thoroughfare'

How many here remember when Spokane was queen of the Inland Empire? Still is in my opinion!

Posted by Chuck Fulton on 05/08/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “May 6, 2017: What to Know

Raul = Labrador Deceiver.

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Posted by Driver Zippo on 05/07/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Foothills Flap Surfaces in Idaho Supreme Court

It's high time Boise started practicing the values they profess to support in their own plans. No More Ridgetop Building! Are you the Most Livable city or the most compromised

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Posted by Mick D on 05/06/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Foothills Flap Surfaces in Idaho Supreme Court

Bad geo-engineering and research developed into what happened to some random foothill homes sliding . There are still hundred of homes built on foothills and to assume every foothill home is going to start sliding off their foundation is ludicrous.

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Posted by Daniel Hilt on 05/04/2017 at 12:04 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Foothills Flap Surfaces in Idaho Supreme Court

So for the sake of development, they want to tear up Quail Hollow and property owned by the BSD. Doesn't sound like a good deal to me. Build somewhere else, or go around. It'll just mean 120 fewer homes sliding down the foothills.

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Posted by Tommy Guns on 05/03/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Boise Foothills Flap Surfaces in Idaho Supreme Court

How do the developers and the Court fail to notice there are mansions sliding down the foothills? It's stupid to build where nature says no

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by idahoguy101 on 05/03/2017 at 12:39 PM


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