Like many voters, I was surprised by the College of Western Idaho request for $180 million. We deserve a more cogent explanation of the needs for such a colossal sum. CWI currently has a large, open campus in Nampa. Before purchasing expensive land in downtown Boise, I’d expect CWI to justify why needs cannot be met with both online programs and by programs offered at the Nampa campus. They could run shuttle buses from Boise and economically provide on-site classes. With BSU downtown and CWI having multiple Boise campuses already, how would our tax money be wisely utilized?
Bill England, Star