Otter's 'Capital for a Day' coming to Kuna

Gov. Butch Otter's monthly roadshow that brings him, other elected officials and agency chiefs to cities across Idaho will be in Kuna Jan. 25.

“For many Idahoans, Kuna is little more than a Boise suburb with a connection to caves. The reality is much more interesting, with a rich history growing out of the Treasure Valley’s leadership in, and dependence on, irrigated agriculture,” Otter said in a news release Wednesday. “Today Kuna has an identity independent of its larger Ada County neighbor. It’s both a throwback to the area’s rural heritage and a window to a future that builds on what’s best about Idaho’s small towns.”

Here is Otter's full news release:

GOVERNOR TO CONDUCT JANUARY CAPITAL FOR A DAY IN KUNA

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the Ada County community of Kuna will host the next Capital for a Day on Friday, January 25th.

Governor Otter brings State government to Idahoans living outside Boise each month by making a different town in Idaho the state’s “Capital for a Day.” The meetings provide local residents an all-day opportunity to have open discussions about government issues with Governor Otter, members of his Cabinet and other senior State officials.

The next Capital for a Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kuna City Hall. Governor Otter also will join local officials and residents at noon for a no-host luncheon at El Gallo Giro Mexican Restaurant, 482 W. Main St., in Kuna.

State officials joining Governor Otter at Capital for a Day will include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal, Office of Energy Resources Administrator John Chatburn, Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness, Division of Building Safety Administrator Kelly Pearce, Department of Environmental Quality Director Curt Fransen, Public Utilities Commission President Paul Kjellander, Department of Health and Welfare Director Dick Armstrong, and Idaho Tax Commission Chairman Rich Jackson. Also on hand will be senior representatives from the Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Department of Labor, State Department of Education, and the Idaho Department of Water Resources.

“For many Idahoans, Kuna is little more than a Boise suburb with a connection to caves. The reality is much more interesting, with a rich history growing out of the Treasure Valley’s leadership in, and dependence on, irrigated agriculture,” Governor Otter said. “Today Kuna has an identity independent of its larger Ada County neighbor. It’s both a throwback to the area’s rural heritage and a window to a future that builds on what’s best about Idaho’s small towns.”

Mr. Popkey, has Otter ever had a "Capital for a Day" in Boise?

I know that may sound ridiculous given Boise is the capital every day. However, has he ever held a public forum for the citizens of Boise with all the agency heads to hear from the average citizen?

If he hasn't, is Boise on the list for a future forum?

Boise -- Capital for a Day?

I'm pretty sure there hasn't been one in Boise, though it's possible I've forgotten.

I've forwarded your question to the governor's office. I'll post here when I hear back.

Thanks for the question.

Dan

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Can you drive to Kuna?

Short answer is, 'No,' and no plans for Boise or big cities

For a complete reply, see my new posting this morning. And thank you for the question.

http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2013/01/17/idahopolitics/no_capitol_a_day_coming_boise_or_other_major_cities

Dan Popkey

And I offered a good reason as to why there as well.

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This brouhaha could have been prevented...communication?