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Getting Up to Speed on Racing Earlier this week, my colleagues and I met with the two groups under consideration by Ada County to lease the horse racing facilities at Les Bois Park. We were encouraged …Continue reading →

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Savings Anyone? Tonight, someone asked me where he could submit suggestions for how Ada County could reduce the budget by saving money. All such suggestions are gratefully welcomed. Please feel free to …Continue reading →

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Surprise! Last Monday, the Boards of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) and Valley Regional Transit (VRT) met together and spent several hours discussing whether the two organizations should …Continue reading →

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Comment Correspondence Clancy ~ Eric is correct. Landfill fees were much lower when there weren’t so many federal regulations. Hopefully the increased awareness of the need to protect our environment and groundwater, …Continue reading →

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Criminal Charges Ada County is presently paying more than $1.7 Million per year to transport county jail inmates. The vast majority of these dollars could have been saved. In earlier posts, I …Continue reading →

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Risk Management It has been an interesting week in county government. A few of the issues we have been working on have included: • Finding out more about an old landfill site, …Continue reading →

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Marking Four Months Four months ago today, I was sworn into office. The time has been eventful, and passed quickly. It’s late, and I’m tired, so this post will be brief. Hopefully this …Continue reading →

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Crosswalk Cross Talk Eric ~ Yes, it is ITD and not ACHD. Front Street is a state road, not a local county road, so it is the Idaho Transportation Department that would have …Continue reading →

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Signalized Crosswalk Needed If one is heading to the Winco shopping center, it is counter-intuitive to have to walk a block down the street from the main entrance of the Ada County courthouse, …Continue reading →

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Senior Thanks! Today, RSVP – the Retired Senior Volunteer Program – held its annual luncheon honoring many more experienced workers in our community. To the 748 seniors in Ada and Elmore Counties …Continue reading →