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Public Health Update The State of Idaho is divided into seven separate health districts. The Central District Health Department (CDHD) serves Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley Counties. We (Ada County taxpayers, to be …Continue reading →

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Urban Renewal Run Amuck Boise City’s Urban Renewal Agency, Capital City Development Corporation, has been involved in both the failed Ada County Courthouse financing scheme as well as the failed $136 million University Place …Continue reading →

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Split Corridor Landscaping Costs are Considerable According to a July 23 news release, the Ada County Highway District is putting finishing touches on the $3 million Split Corridor project in Meridian. The purpose of this project …Continue reading →

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Hearing Silence Since I am now on the county side of the table and wasn’t in the audience to testify, the Ada County budget hearing was remarkably short! No one from the …Continue reading →

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$60 Million Streetcar to Nowhere! Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has successfully pushed the concept of a downtown Boise streetcar, consisting of 2.6 miles of in-ground rails, with a total project cost of about $60 million …Continue reading →

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Do You Have an Opinion? If you are interested in the Ada County budget, your property tax bill and where your public dollars are spent, we want to hear what you think. Please join us …Continue reading →

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Idaho City Hotshot Burned I just saw today that on July 10, a southwest Idaho firefighter suffered severe burns from a gasoline explosion while fighting wildfires in Alaska. Todd Wanner is a 28-year-old member …Continue reading →

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Progress Protecting public health and safety is among the most important duties of government at all levels. At the county level, that largely means emergency services. I am pleased with recent …Continue reading →

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COMPASS Consolidation Proposal Comes to a Close On Wednesday, the Valley Regional Transit (VRT) Board voted against consolidating with the Community Planning Association (COMPASS). I was the only VRT Board member to vote the other way. It …Continue reading →

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Woad Weed Woes An alert Ada County Pest Control employee noticed what he thought was a noxious weed, while he was out making his rounds. Unfortunately, it turns out he was correct. The …Continue reading →