Monday, April 4, 2011
Today, we see on the front page of the Idaho Press Tribune, St. Luke's will now be expanding in the city of Nampa at Midland and Cherry near the Costco complex. Also noteworthy is not a dime of the expansion tax dollars will go to dilute anyone's property taxes. This parcel is in the Nampa Urban Renewal District so all the cash generated will do directly to Nampa Development Corporation for all the non-voter approved goodies NDC has on their list.
What is particularly troubling is the reports to THE GUARDIAN is city of Caldwell officials stated they would work very hard to keep St. Luke's out of Caldwell. The source of this statement is a good one but does not wish to come forward with his identity. Once again Caldwell has missed a golden opportunity for clean growth and good jobs for the residents of our city.
The story in the paper today makes the Guardian ask if the members of the West Valley board who are also city officials and members of the local political establishment have helped or hindered St. Luke's in their quest to located in Caldwell?
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 9:52 AM