Pam Brewer



July, 2018

Recent Activity

Supported a comment by Krista Broderick on Main Library Campus 3 years, 2 months ago
Krista Broderick
Where can citizens obtain a budget breakdown of the library project?
Supported a comment by John Bertram on Main Library Campus 3 years, 5 months ago
John Bertram
Why did the mayor and council sign a long term 45-year lease with Rocky Mountain Development (sub lease to Biomart) on the adjacent city property purchased in 2002 for 1.5 million for library expansion? This 1.3-acre site was selected by CCDC in 2004 as a location for a parking garage. Then in 2011, without the support of the Library Board, the city undertook a long-term lease that locks up the site for 60 years with options. Imagine if the architect had this city land in play there would have been room to keep the CABIN in place and create city owned parking to serve the public.
Supported a comment by E.B. Schofield on Main Library Campus 3 years, 5 months ago
E.B. Schofield
City of Boise - What is the actual amount it would cost the City to buy out the lease?
Supported a comment by Thomas J Beatty on Main Library Campus 3 years, 5 months ago
Thomas J Beatty
Unfortunately, moving the Cabin will have little to no impact on parking. I also love the design, but I wish it had come about as the result of a process that incorporated what our new library actually needed. Instead, I believe the architect was shopping his designs around the country and found a willing buyer in the form of the City of Boise. So Boise then has to adapt to the design: The Cabin doesn't quite work with the preconceived design; No problem: We'll just move it. There's no allowance for onsite parking; No problem: We'll sign an agreement with another developer to tear down a school and erect a parking garage/residential building. But the parking is offsite separated by a fairly busy street, will not entirely be free and it's not even on the first floor; well, you can't have everything. I just wish that instead of trying to fit Boise to the design, that we would design a library for Boise. And the way the project has been structured, we don't even get a chance to vote on it.
Supported a comment by Alex Jones on Main Library Campus 3 years, 6 months ago
Alex Jones
Sure has been quiet. Accountability requires two way communication city folks.
Supported a comment by Paul Forstie on Main Library Campus 3 years, 7 months ago
Paul Forstie
Why wasn't a locale architect used? 11.185 million for the architect is outrageous