Like many of my neighbors, I am very concerned about the short-sighted plan to close Jefferson Street.
It seems clear that St. Luke’s plan to close one of the few east/west streets in this town is going to end up being a nightmare as Boise grows to the east. The need to close Jefferson is allegedly driven by the need to shave seconds off precious time in the emergency room — but the increased traffic resulting from this expansion seems likely to add minutes to the time it takes for emergency vehicles to reach the emergency room.
I appreciate the good work done by both of our hospitals, but it seems unwise to assume that St. Luke’s is looking out for Boise’s best interest on this.
Please vote no on closing Jefferson.
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Denise Baird, Boise