Candidate rebuttal: Case touts transparency, rips Dynamis plant

The proposed Dynamis waste-to-energy project hinges on unproven technology, and Ada County commissioners "flippantly" spent $2 million in tax dollars supporting the project without getting adequate public comment, a commission candidate said today.

Republican Dave Case, an Ada County Highway District commissioner, wrote in response to Wednesday's Statesman endorsement backing incumbent commissioner Sharon Ullman.

Wrote Case: 'There are two issues, whether or not gasification of trash works, but more important, the process of closed-door negotiations that occurred pushing this through and then loaning Dynamis your money to start their project which may not even succeed. Why wasn’t more information complied and what was the rush while flippantly spending constituents’ money?"

Here, in full, is Case's rebuttal:

As the Statesman acknowledged, I have endorsements from some of the most influential office holders in Ada County who, collectively, have helped effectively guide our county. Retiring Ada County Commissioner Vern Bisterfeldt, Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd and Eagle Mayor Jim Reynolds recognize my likeable qualities which have convinced them that I will continue their tradition by providing quality leadership to improve issues within the county. I admire these fine leaders who are well-respected by voters throughout the Treasure Valley.

I have been critical of the Dynamis project that my opponent took only nine days to approve and spend the taxpayers’ $2 million on a project appearing to have no proven concept in this field, nor willing to answer any questions raised by educated citizens. It’s a valid concern which poses both a health risk and an imploding cost for us. There are two issues, whether or not gasification of trash works, but more important, the process of closed-door negotiations that occurred pushing this through and then loaning Dynamis your money to start their project which may not even succeed. Why wasn’t more information complied and what was the rush while flippantly spending constituents’ money?

Citizens depend on someone who is approachable, willing to listen to their needs and concerns, and then gather necessary information to make well-informed decisions that impact everyone. Respectful communication with the public is important to me. It’s vital to have a county forum in which citizens feel comfortable to participate in and propose their ideas or voice concerns. It is essential to have a positive collaboration of all the cities within Ada County whose main goal is to well-serve their constituents.

My focus is to be responsible toward all issues (county budget, emergency management systems, roadways, law enforcement and fire protection, overall welfare of families, landfills, county court system, parks and recreation, growth for business, etc.) pertaining to our community and responsive to your needs. I am dedicated to public service and conducting county business fiscally and effectively.

If elected, I assure there will be more transparency in government to make certain you are well aware of how your hard-earned tax dollars are spent. I have enjoyed meeting many concerned voters during my candidacy. I would appreciate the opportunity to provide a welcome new perspective for Ada County and would ask for your vote on May 15.

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Dynamis Project Stinks

Sharon Ullman has been an independent, Democrat and now a conservative but with this project it seems she is showing her true earlier beliefs that align with the Democrats. This whole project reminds me of Obama's Solyandra. Vote for anyone but the person willing to hand out tax payers hard earned money to enrich tax evaders and unethical business people!

Don't saddle the Democrats with that one

As far as I know, the Democratic candidates for Ada County commissioner are against Dynamis too. In fact, is anyone for it besides Sharon Ullman?

Correction: Tax Evaders, not cheats

Correction: Tax Evaders, not cheats

Dave Case: Bought And Paid For

Dave Case has received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from dog racing magnate Paul W. Bryant Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Why is an Alabama conglomerate donating funds to an Ada County, ID commission race? There’s more.

He has also received a thousand dollars from Winning for Idaho, a gambling Pac that gets its money from Paul Bryant’s company Coeur d’Alene Racing. Remember them? You know the dog track in Post Falls that was closed down by Gov. Phil Batt for animal cruelty? Yeah, THOSE guys.

I see other familiar names too. Russell Westerberg( lobbyist), Joanne Hood-McGarvin (lobbyist, works for Westerberg, runs Idaho Wins, works for Winning for Idaho, was the registered agent and spokesperson for Treasure Valley Racing LLC), Harry Bettis, and Larry Williams. All these people are tied together with Paul Bryant Jr.’s companies Green Group Inc, Allease Inc (Formerly known as Greene County Greyhound Park) AMI Management Inc. All of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and all have the exact same mailing address! Questions about mob involvement, insurance fraud and the Dixie Mafia have been raised in several articles and Federal Investigations involving these companies over the years.

So what’s the scoop? Are the gambling lobbyists hoping to get Case, and Tibbs (They are financing him too) to approve some form of casino gambling in Ada County? The goal of Winning for Idaho is to legalize slots at Idaho racetracks. Winning for Idaho is funded by Coeur d’Alene Racing which is owned by Green Group Inc of Alabama which is owned by Paul Bryant Jr. And Case has the NERVE to question Dynamis? Of course he also got a grand from Republic Services who has the trash hauling contract in Ada County and isn’t too thrilled about Dynamis either.

His whole campaign reeks of political corruption and future favor granting. Maybe its time the public knew it too. His campaign finance report can be seen at;

http://www.adaweb.net/Clerk/Elections/SunshineReports.aspx