James Maguire

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Supported a comment by E.B. Schofield on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks 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 Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Diane Plastino Graves
It is an enormous failure of strategic planning that the Biomark lease was given, when there had long been plans for a rebuild of the Library next door. The fact that we are stuck with the Biomark warehouse and the precious cabin building is jettisoned to a flood plain tells you all you need to know about this very flawed process.
Supported a comment by Tammy Bixby on Main Library Campus 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Tammy Bixby
The bottom line is the price is ridiculous over-the-top just amazingly out of touch with what and who Boise is .
Supported a comment by M. Thomas on Main Library Campus 9 months, 2 weeks ago
M. Thomas
$11,185,236 Let that number sink in. $11,185,236 that was buried in a consent item of a nearly 2000 page agenda packet. $11,185,236 is the amount that Boise City Council just approved for Safdie to continue with architectural services on the proposed $103 million library campus. We are reeling in an affordable housing crisis. We are not flush with cash. We do not have the funding for this project just sitting around. Consider this in another perspective. The City is currently contemplating setting up a Land Trust with $20 million - $10 million from City resources, $10 million from philanthropy. While they think about moves like this to address affordable housing, they move full steam ahead on an amenity project by approving an $11.1 million expenditure for architectural plans. Oh, plus a minimum $650,000 to move a historically registered building (The Cabin) to a new site to make way for river views. Shame on you, City of Boise. Shame on you, Mayor Dave Bieter. Shame, shame on you, Council members Lisa E. Sánchez, Lauren McLean, TJ Thomson, Elaine M Clegg, Holli Woodings, Scott Ludwig.
Supported a comment by April LOrange on Main Library Campus 9 months, 2 weeks ago
April LOrange
I remain concerned about the arrangements for disabled parking. Even the inadequate amount of on-site parking loojs far enough away from the main entrance that we who are mobility-impaired but not in wheelchairs will be entirely unable to use the facility. Every time I raise the point, the only response is crickets.
Supported a comment by Tammy Bixby on Main Library Campus 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Tammy Bixby
I agree with you M. Thomas