Once again the WHACK A MOLE game of trying to throw money at pop up targets is well underway in Boise. This time around it looms large Boise Urban Renewal may step up to home plate and throw $23.7 million of property taxpayer money at a new stadium for the Boise Hawks. Here is a section lifted from the article in the Idaho Statesman today:
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Mavens of the BETTER BOISE COALITION and no doubt baseball fans are trying to figure out how to download the cost of this project onto the backs of Boise property taxpayers. By way of a tax shift if this gets approved all Ada County property taxpayers will get stuck paying for this project. The smooth talk of TAX INCREMENT FINANCING has begun. Most taxpayers have no clue how urban renewal works and the good people at the BETTER BOISE COALITION will do nothing to help educate property owners in this matter.
The soft sell is this will be a "multi-sport complex. Is there a new foot ball venue in the works?
No vote of the people in this matter if Urban Renewal is used it will fall to the the Boise City Council to make the decision if urban renewal will be the financing instrument for this project. Voters countywide should be given the opportunity to make this decision, not a few baseball fans who want a new stadium.