Monday, September 19, 2022, marked another entry in the Twin Falls city council meeting schedule and was another demonstration of how this council routinely circumvents laws meant to protect citizens and overrides the desires of the governed. Socialism Alive & Well in Twin Falls You may recall from last week’s meeting recap that the council […]
This week’s city council meeting was a return to form for the elected leaders of Twin Falls: government spending, appointing morally compromised officials, and ignoring the will of the people they serve.
If this is the best Twin Falls has to offer for a seat on our city council, we are well and truly in a helpless state. The candidates interviewed on Monday night presented nothing but big government ideology, nanny state solutions to problems that citizens should be able to solve for themselves, and a lack of deep thinking on the largest issues we face as a city (namely growth and government spending).
True to form, city council overspends budgets, takes federal mon & increases fees
For now the new boss is much like the old boss when it comes to the Twin Falls city council: globalism, right here in little old Twin Falls.
Current councilman Chris Reid, along with candidates Jason Brown, and Spencer Cutler refused to respond to constituents’ questions.
City council votes to approve MORE C.A.R.E.S dollars in Twin Falls while rejecting the request of local business to improve our regional airport.
In the end, the city council voted unanimously to increase building fees by over 100%.
Twin Falls city council meeting was cancelled on Monday due to absence of city manager & assistant city manager.
The Twin Falls Fire Department will buy a new fire truck that will cost us (the Twin Falls taxpayers) an extra $750,000, and will be bought as part of a “cooperative purchase agreement” (more on that in a forth coming article) which costs more and ties the purchase to more layers of government.
Monday’s city council meeting started with public proclamations for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month and adult education and family literacy week. Shawn Barigar and Vice Mayor Ruth Pierce were absent from the meeting. The lead ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor from the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) accepted the adult literacy proclamation and […]
Twin Falls City Council just voted to fast-track an over 100% increase on impact fees for new home builders.
The city council approved a contract for radio hardware ($78,840) and purchased a piece of land without having had a prior plan to do so ($50,000). The meeting lasted roughly twenty-five minutes, which means the council managed to spend $5,153.60 per minute. Now that is power!
The 2021-2022 budget was approved unanimously by all 7 council members. Throughout the process, the council asked few questions and offered little input, largely deferring to unelected city manager Travis Rothweiler.
The Twin Falls city council’s discretionary fund for the 2021-2022 budget year occupied the bulk of Monday’s meeting. The final meeting of the eight-week series of budget reviews was presented once again by City Manager Travis Rothweiler, and he handed the mic over to city staff to present detailed information about sidewalk projects to the […]