Posted by Sven Berg on July 2, 2015
After months of listening to people argue over the pros and cons of St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center’s proposed Downtown Boise expansion, the Boise City Council is set to give its final decision on the project.
The council closed a nearly eight-hour public hearing in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, and then took the unusual step of not immediately deliberating and voting on the St. Luke’s proposal. Instead, they scheduled deliberation and, most likely, a vote for this coming Tuesday.
Which brings us a weird scenario. Steve Rutherford, the city’s attorney at this week’s meeting, warned council members not to talk or read anything about the St. Luke’s proposal until convening again to deliberate in an open meeting setting. The idea is that council members are supposed to make their decision based on information they heard in the public hearing, not on conversations and correspondence after that hearing was closed.
Posted by Sven Berg on June 10, 2015
Responding to homeless people's emergencies is far more expensive than providing a home.
Posted by Sven Berg on May 20, 2015
A look at what’s happened so far, and what’s likely to happen going forward.
Posted by Sven Berg on May 5, 2015
The contractor is taking a page out of wastewater treatment plants’ books for removing solid particles from water.
Posted by Sven Berg on April 15, 2015
So far, no one from the East End Neighborhood has had a chance to testify in a public meeting.