Yearly Archives: 2011

Last Thursday, I received the following inquiry from a reporter at the Idaho Statesman: “This is from Boise: “’The City is not a part of any agreement that exists between Ada County and Dynamis. Up to this point, Ada County has not approached the City about the Dynamis project. Idaho […]

Not Necessarily News?

It has come to my attention that a disgruntled former employee is likely working with Commissioner Bisterfeldt to accuse the Board of Ada County Commissioners of having violated the Idaho Open Meeting Law nearly a year-and-a-half ago with regard to the Dynamis project. We have not done so. Here are […]

Turning Waste into Energy – and Jobs

Ada County is gearing up to take over the provision of misdemeanor probation services at the end of this contract term, which is September 30, 2012. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to call or write to my Board to express your concerns and frustrations with this […]

Update on Misdemeanor Probation

I have NEVER supported privatized misdemeanor probation. I have advocated against the concept since Ada County first contracted for the service a dozen or so years ago. Law enforcement and corrections activities fall within the limited role of responsibilities that government should fulfill internally, not contract out. I have lobbied […]

Let’s Talk About Misdemeanor Probation

On Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 a.m., the Board of Ada County Commissioners will consider an agreement with the City of Boise for the provision of Magistrate Court facilities and services. Passage of such an agreement could end years of legal wrangling between Boise and Ada County. Unfortunately, the agreement […]

Fatally Flawed Agreement

According to Idaho Code 54-2514A, the simulcasting of dog racing outside of Kootenai County is a felony in the State of Idaho. The Greene Group operators of Les Bois Park have been simulcasting greyhound racing every day they have been open since June 1, 2011, according to their online schedule. […]

Fighting the Greene Giant