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CCDC gobbles up taxpayer dollars, disperses to housing developers

Last month, I found that housing developments funded by the city of Boise’s Downtown Housing Incentive Program are also funded by the city’s urban renewal agency, the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC). However, recently, I [...]

Two city-run golf courses, two very different stories

The city of Boise owns not one, but two golf courses: Quail Hollow and Warm Springs. Over the past five years, these two golf courses have told two very different stories. Quail Hollow has run [...]

Idaho Ice World sucking taxes from Boiseans to cover continued losses

If you are a resident of the city of Boise, whether or not you like to ice skate, you are paying for it. Idaho Ice World, the city-run ice rink, opened in 1998 and was [...]

Sniffed out: City of Boise acting as a real estate business

Recently, there was much attention paid to the Boise City Council's decision to relocate The Cabin, a historic city-owned structure, which houses a nonprofit by the same name. The attention will most likely continue for [...]

IFF & Blue Valley Residents: Gateway East approval would lead to a loss of affordable housing

Boise, ID—Residents of the Blue Valley manufactured home park are concerned that they may lose their affordable housing, at a time when there is a housing crisis unfolding in the city of Boise. On December [...]

Sniffed out: Boise’s downtown housing incentive program adds to generous subsidies for developers

To spur the creation of housing, the Boise City Council established the Downtown Housing Incentive Program on March 3, 2015. In 2017, the first funding was approved for three housing developments in the downtown area: [...]