Diane Plastino Graves

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Supported a comment by Diane Ronayne on Main Library Campus 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Diane Ronayne
Thanks for announcing the public hearing. It should read "A public hearing on the initiative PROCESS OPTIONS will be held... ." Many of us will be watching to see what the council decides to do!
Supported a comment by M. Thomas on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
M. Thomas
City of Boise - no new taxes? How will the $35 million in lease financing payments be paid? How will the parts being cut out now for “value engineering” be paid for in future years when they are added (events center, arts & history if cut)? What is the 5year estimate for increases to maintenance, operations, and personnel? What guarantee do we have that this project will not meet “unexpected cost overruns” like the recent bond-supported fire station? There is no reason not to give us a vote on a library bond. Let us vote!
Supported a comment by M. Thomas on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
M. Thomas
More and more property taxes are diverted into CCDC by taking larger and larger swaths of our city as urban renewal districts. Values are rising regardless of URDs. What would our property tax bills look like with no URDs in place?
Supported a comment by E.B. Schofield on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
E.B. Schofield
City of Boise - No new taxes and no increase in taxes? Can you guarantee that without shuffling and spinning numbers? Boise City has increased taxes at the statutorily allowed 3% per year, year over year. I have yet to read any City financial reports or watched any budget sessions where the City opts for NOT taking the 3% increase. If such exist, please provide an answer as to where I can view the proof that taxes have not increased in the past, and therefore will not increase in the future. Adding a $85-$103 million dollar project and saying this will not increase taxes is fooling yourself, but not the public. A "new" tax - if in the form of a levy - would actually be a postitive view point, as this would mean the citizens were fully included and voted in support for a project and the debt they will be obligated to pay.
Commented on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
I find the City's responses routinely superficial. The Library and the stadium will be the largest taxpayer-funded municipal projects in our City's history (the airport's capital projects are paid for by user fees and Airport Revenue Bonds) yet City Hall will not allow a vote? And puts up a defense that efforts to force a vote on large City and CCDC expenditures are anti-Boise? Nothing could be the truth: Citizens' desires to have a say in these huge projects--that they will pay for extensively--is pro-Boise.
Supported a comment by Tammy Bixby on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Tammy Bixby
I appreciate Christine King for making her notable and wonderful comments and bringing to attention the difficulties in the absolute non-communication between the city and its people. However I'm not on board with the city's responses. The fact remains can we sit here every day trying to elicit a conversation and yet nothing seems to happen when I set an attendance regarding the cabin it was shocking to see how unaware the entire council was of the entire issue. The absolute also unaccountability is unacceptable. Ignorance is beyond belief. What do we do when your city's elected officials are not doing a job and we can use to represent the actual people who live here reside here and will use or not use this facility?