Suzanne Troje

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Supported a comment by Thomas J Beatty on Main Library Campus 1 year, 2 months ago
Thomas J Beatty
So maybe the City of Boise will allow the community to VOTE on this very important thing!
Supported a comment by Paul Shaffer on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Paul Shaffer
Many public libraries carry Kanopy, but limit the patrons to maybe 6-10 videos per month since Kanopy charges per video watched -- I couldn't find the rate. The videos are outstanding, and many of the older classics are hard to find. 'Man in the White Suit', 'Lacomb Lucien', 'Red', 'White', 'Blue', all the Kreslowski, Jarmusch, and on and on. And not usually found in the Boise library. I asked the Boise library about getting Kanopy and they more or less told me they tried it and 'couldn't keep up with demand'. Consulting my weasel word dictionary/phrasebook I find this means they were too cheap to pay for it. Well lots of demand means people want it. What's the problem? But they have already spent $11 million on an architect for the new library. The thing is too big and fancy and will cost upwards of what? 50 million, 100 million? I have seen these taj mahal libraries in Seattle and other places and they are just full of windows and a lot of air. I'd rather have them just add on to the the existing building for a couple million, and get the services up to a better standard.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 1 year, 4 months ago
Diane Plastino Graves
And it is important to note that the Salt Lake City and Seattle libraries, often touted as similar to Boise's plan, both received a bond levy vote from the citizens, which has been denied to date by our City Hall. By my count, this and the stadium will be the largest taxpayer-funded projects in the City of Boise' history. If we vote for fire stations, foothills preservation, and school bonds, we deserve the right to vote on these extremely large projects.
Supported a comment by E.B. Schofield on Main Library Campus 1 year, 5 months ago
E.B. Schofield
Complaints versus serious concerns and unanswered questions regarding the true costs and the impact on all taxpayers are two different issues. Although supporters of this project state there are no new taxes, that does not mean your existing taxes will not be increased to cover this very long-term debt, including an as yet unkown amount of transaction fees and interest for the Lease Financing component.
Supported a comment by April LOrange on Main Library Campus 1 year, 5 months ago
April LOrange
Dear City of Boise: I appreciate your response. It doesn't address my concerns. Can you see seniors with walkers coming from a block it two away? It may be the closest parking, but by the time you've come all the way around from Biomark to the proposed main entrance, it's a serious hike for someone with, say, rheumatoid arthritis. This facility is supposed to serve our community as a whole, not just the able-bodied.
Supported a comment by M. Thomas on Main Library Campus 1 year, 5 months ago
M. Thomas
No. Our $543,000 bought us one conceptual design from Safdie, who has now been hired with a $11.1 million+ contract to proceed with that one design. The plus is for the future events center, which is now on hold because for $85 million we can't afford it. Parking will be purchased with city money from a private developer when they demolish the Foothills school. There will be no true on-site parking; even the disabled parking will be in the area adjacent to Biomark, essentially across 8th Street from the proposed new building. This concept needs to go back to the drawing board after a public financing vote. Renovate don't demolish, keep The Cabin in its location, incorporate true onsite parking. These objectives are achievable, and if not by this architectvthen hire a different one with a lower price tag who can keep within the original $45 million proposed project budget.