Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Debbie Holm wrote a guest opinion in the IPT today (8-11-09) about the New Library project for downtown Nampa. Friends of the Library are holding all manner of fund raisers from used book sales to you name it to raise money for the library. Meanwhile they are waiting for the Idaho Supreme Court to rule on a Rexburg case dealing with Urban renewal abuse of taxpayers.
It would appear Ms. Holm is hoping for a favorable ruling of continued taxpayer abuse so Nampa can have a brand new $38 million library without a vote of the people. Ms. Holm has to be a well intended citizen of Nampa but has forgotten about the principle of "THEY ASK AND WE DECIDE".
Bond elections are there for a reason. It is a ceremony conveying a right of passage and support for a big dollar project. Urban renewal agencies all over Idaho continue to abuse taxpayers and circumvent bond elections at every opportunity.
If Ms. Holm wants a new library then put it up for a vote of the people. They will let you know if they are willing to pay for this project via a proper bond election.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 3:33 PM