The Idaho Statesman elected to endorse my opponent in the county commissioner race, although I was the candidate of choice two years ago when running against Rick Yzaguirre. (Dont we now wish I had won that one?) Redistricting now puts me in a seat which is to be vacated by now lame-duck Sharon Ullman. Jim Tibbs is seeking it also.
The issue of the day is Dynamis: an ill-conceived agreement which will cost the county $2 million and, you can be sure, many thousands more in legal fees and court costs before its over. Dynamis is doomed! I predict it, and I demand it. Tibbs has yet to see it. His latest comment We may be too far along to stop it is egregiously incorrect. Worse: I think he knows it and hes being disingenuous. Its my belief that Tibbs is riding the fence until after the election at which time he will use this same excuse to side with Rick Yzaguirre in supporting the Dynamis fiasco.
The fact is that any party to a contract which does not live up to its terms must face the possibility of having the contract voided. Dynamis has failed to meet its obligations. Period. The commissioners, and now Tibbs, are doing anything they can to reinforce the original decision and by doing so, he and they are putting Ada County citizens at grave risk. Jim Tibbs is not the answer to filling this position. His position on Dynamis and his close association with Boise City Council and urban renewal will not allow him to be objective in representing all the citizens of Ada County.
My candidacy is purposeful and determined: to represent the citizens of Ada County in derailing Dynamis; reigning in urban renewal and its siphoning off of your county property taxes; and, with Dave Case or Tom Howell, establishing a new era of transparency and pubic participation in county government. With over 20 years as a negotiator, twice representing Idaho to the White House Conference on Small Business, and community participation in multiple areas, Im well qualified. To accomplish our objectives, however, I need your vote on Nov. 6.
Larry Rincover is the Democratic candidate for Ada County commissioner, District 1.