The Board of Ada County Commissioners made another bad and costly decision: they settled a lawsuit with Fortistar Energy (aka Hidden Hollow Energy) by paying the company more than $2.6 million. Fortistar had no legal cause of action or legitimate claim against the county. Fortistar operates two engines at the […]

Fortistar Lawsuit Facts

During my six years as an Ada County Commissioner, my colleagues and I compiled a number of achievements on behalf of our 400,000-plus constituents. For example, we: • Left $81 million (yes, EIGHTY-ONE MILLION DOLLARS!) in county property taxpayers’ pockets. That is the cumulative effect of not taking the allowable […]

Prior Achievements as an Ada County Commissioner

Here is a point-by-point critique of the Idaho Statesman’s August 17 editorial: “Hidden Hollow Energy faces a bind, resulting in part from the Dynamis dealings.” Not true. Fact: Hidden Hollow Energy’s problem is with DEQ, NOT Dynamis or Ada County. HHE wanted the county to spend approximately $1.5 million on […]

Idaho Statesman’s Accuracy Stinks

The following Guest Opinion was submitted to the Idaho Statesman in response to an editorial written by Kevin Richert. I hope you will take the time to read the two Idaho Supreme Court decisions about which I commented on my Facebook page. You can find them at the following links: Kessler […]

Read the Real Result

I must apologize for having not written anything lately for my blog. It has been challenging to find time to write. As you might have realized by now, there is rarely a dull moment in the life of an Ada County commissioner! I have been working on some deadline-sensitive projects […]

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