Someone asked me why I care about city council races. We work closely with our fellow local government colleagues who serve as mayors and city council members. We serve together on regional boards such as the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS), Valley Regional Transit (VRT), the Growth Alliance, Treasure Valley Partnership, the Ada County Air Quality Board, etc.
Speaking of all of these boards and upcoming city council elections, here’s another question for candidates: how would you feel about consolidating some of these regional organizations? Also, what is your take on urban renewal agencies?
I am anxious to hear from candidates on all of the relevant issues of the day.