Since Dave Case was joined by collaborator Jim Tibbs on the Board of Ada County Commissioners (Jan. 2013), the duo has:
Æ Taken a property tax increase when previous boards had avoided taking one for the prior six years.
Æ Given their campaign contributor Republic Services a trash rate increase, at residents’ expense, with no justification.
Æ Changed the Les Bois Park lease to allow a local group, including major campaign contributors, to run casino-style gambling on county property, and gave this group back half the security deposit.
Æ Walked away from the landfill’s waste-to-energy project, including the county’s $2 million investment, after the project had received its draft air quality permit from DEQ and proved it was economically and environmentally viable.
Æ Wasted $3.23 million on a landfill gas scrubber needed only by a private contractor.
Æ Worked to prevent Eagle City from developing a snow park for county residents’ enjoyment.
Commissioners Dave Case and Jim Tibbs do not represent the best interests of Ada County’s taxpayers. Tibbs is up for re-election in May. Residents who live in Tibbs’ district and have an interest in this $100,000-a-year position should consider filing to run against him before the March 14 deadline.
Sharon Ullman, Meridian