Ada County Highway District candidate forum Oct. 18

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce hosts a forum with Ada County Highway District commission candidates on Thursday.

The forum takes place from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in the Chamber’s lower level conference center at 5th and Front streets in Downtown Boise.

Three of the district’s five seats are up election in November.

Voters cast ballots for the non-partisan commission seat representing the area where they live.

District 1 (Southeast area of the county, following Interstate 84, Federal Way and Warm Springs Avenue from downtown east to the county line.)
Jim Hansen
Carol Ann McKee (incumbent)
Neil Piispanen

District 2: (Central portion of the county, running west of downtown along the I-84 corridor and mostly south of Ustick Road.)
Rebecca Arnold (incumbent)
John M. Carver

District 5: (Northwest area of the county, running generally north of Ustick and up to the Boise River.)
Sara M. Baker (incumbent)


It's a good time to get new people.

Throw the incumbents out,

on account of the gross inefficiency witnessed recently in downtown Boise. On Tuesday after Columbus Day, Fairview between downtown and the connector was restricted to one (yeah, 1) lane during rush hour - a colossal problem that created traffic backup for miles, delaying everyone close to an hour.

Why the he11 didn't the construction crews work all weekend, or during nighttime hours, to avoid this kind of goat-rope?

I get the feeling that nobody, including the Commissioners, is paying attention. All ought to be ashamed, and tossed out.