Letters to the Editor

Lorentz letter: F-35 mission

“Opponents of F-35 denied space inside Open House” is the title to an online boiseguardian.com article published this past January. According to the article, opponents were denied entry to the open house so people would not become confused. Some open house. A USAF 2012 Environmental Statement shows that at least 10,000 homes will be classified as “Not suitable for residential use” with an estimated loss of home values in the $50-70 million range (based on 2012 prices). Please note that this $50-70 million is coming out of homeowners’ equity. This is a shameful way to treat existing homeowners, and the citizens of Boise need to know about it and demand that the city and airport deal with residents in good faith.

Tom Lorentz, Boise