Kuna city has lost focus.
I moved to Kuna in the 1990s when the city government worked hard to take care of us, kept taxes low, fostered downtown development and carefully managed the $9 million budget. The elected officials were paid $200 a month for two meetings and gave up one month’s salary to fund utility costs for needy residents.
Now the city supported losing two businesses in the downtown, ignored the resident-driven transportation plans, failed to replace old and dim street lighting, dismissed the need for sidewalks, and reduced the size of the only downtown park. They raised their salary 400 percent for the same two meetings per month. Now city chose $1.2 million on a (traffic circle) monument to themselves while the kids wait for a school bus in the dark and on muddy roadway shoulders. Our once-wonderful city has lost its former focus on community, safety and economic vitality.
Dave Szplett, Kuna
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