City Hall watchdog Dave Frazier isn't expecting much from tonight's "air quality summit" at Boise City Hall:
"Remember the air has turned sour during THEIR respective watches. Today’s leaders have failed miserably when it comes to controlling the rate of growth and subsequent pollution problems. The politicos have been busy trying to increase population while our air and traffic woes have worsened.
"Oh sure, we will hear that increased density will make it possible to have trains, light rail, buses, and more bicycles. 'Get the sinners out of their gas guzzlers, admit global warming is bad, stop building highways, live near your job, walk to Costco for those 48 rolls of toilet paper and 12 loaves of bread.'
"Our best guess through a lot of reading tells us that if we are able to get an above average percent of commuters to ride mass transit, we could POSSIBLY attract 6 percent of those who now drive. That means the air and roads would still be 94 percent as bad as ever despite spending BILLIONS of our tax dollars."