Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Nampa City Finance Director has pulled $250K out of thin air to facilitate a move by the Nampa City Council to the New Police Station. Ms. Chandler Went on at length to describe the move in a Statesman story today. Here's the Link to the story by Kris Rodine for your edification on this move.
City Councilors are getting the bums rush on this great offer to move them to the new digs downtown by city employees who want to do their version of "THIS OLD OFFICE" with the current city council chambers.
When questioned on where the money would come from Madam Finance Director was less than forthcoming. THE GUARDIAN will make a educated guess that the cash for this move will come from that wonder of wonders...URBAN RENEWAL. This is the pot of gold at the end of the politico's rainbow. They can spend this money on anything and everything their political hearts desire with no accountability for their actions to taxpayers. While it comes from property taxes and all county taxpayers anti up for this even when they don't live in the district or even in Nampa. It is that mysterious "increment".
Barring a better explanation from the Nampa masters of the Nampa Universe this is our story and we're sticking to it. Anyone with a better explanation for where this chump change money for the move will come has an open invite to explain it to all of us out in taxpayer land.
Also reported to THE GUARDIAN is Nampa will be taking the 3% increase in property taxes "they are ENTITLED TO TAKE this year". We will have to wait until the budget meeting by Mayor Tom on the 13th of July at 6:00PM for the details of his latest and most draconian budget for 2011/12.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 9:32 PM