A reader asked yesterday whether Boise has ever had or will ever get a visit from Gov. Butch Otter's "Capital for a Day" roadshow.
In short, said Otter spokesman Jon Hanian, "No." The aim of the monthly visits is to bring state officials closer to out-of-the way constituents.
"We have not conducted a Capital for a Day for Boise or any of the other larger cities," Hanian said. "These are primarily designed for the smaller and more rural communities."
In a news release Wednesday, Otter said he would bring Lt. Gov. Brad Little and top agency officials to Kuna on Jan. 25.
"We try to stay closer to Boise during the (legislative) session, for obvious reasons," Hanian said. "So, that's kind of why Kuna was scheduled."
What Otter calls his "most disastrous" Capital for a Day was during the session several years ago, in Midvale.
But Otter has held "Women's Day at the Capitol," in the Legislature's auditorium, Hanian said. While tailored for women and focused on women's issues, the sessions are "set up exactly like Capital for a Day."
Hanian added that big-city folk are welcome to show up in Kuna or other locales.
My thanks for the question from "becourteous," a regular anonymous poster, who wrote, "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?"