Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The following has been taken from the Boise Guardian Blog. The Comment was submitted by a reader and we would like to share it with you. If the past is any indicator of the future this guy has it right.
“City Council Election? Who Cares?”
Not me. Aside from the fact that I no longer live in Boise, my nearly 40 years there taught me that it doesn't much matter who wins — the outcome is always the same.
A few good folks get into office now and then, but they get out-voted, out-shouted, stomped on and/or whatever by the chanters of: Growth is good, growth will solve all our problems, grow,grow,grow,grow,grow,grow,grow,grow.
Developers get their way, comprehensive plans are created and ignored, zoning is imposed and ignored, taxes on residents go up, up, up, while certain business get tax breaks, incentives and whatever rule changes they want.
Oops! Am I sounding disenchanted, cynical, maybe even bitter? Does anyone wonder why?
Caldwell and Nampa have time an opportunity to get a regime change and get some new ideas and thoughts on how to run our cities but apathy has to be overcome with involvement. The biggest opportunity we have is to correct the growth at all costs to the communities we call our home. It will be interesting to see how this election cycle goes.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 10:04 AM