The 'Shifty 50' is dead

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 8:15 AM
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  • Wow, please stop fooling yourself Brian, the proof as they say is in the pudding. All you have to do is to look around and see the Shifty 50s influence within this community. Mountain Home is no different then most small communities across Idaho and the US... with those few influential people within "calling the shots" so to speak.

    Yes, you are correct, there are lots of positives here in Mtn Home...but the negatives outweigh those are just a few;

    1. NO COMMUNITY CENTER...(had the $$, the contractor, the property etc...and then...NO CENTER...)

    2. SCHOOLS...falling apart with old building infrastructure. There is lot's and lot's of talk but NO action to fix the problem.

    3. NO DOWNTOWN DISTRICT...there is no "quaintness" going thru so called downtown...unless you like tattoo parlors, bars and nasty dirty/dusty environment.

    4. NO BUSINESSNES...There is literally none in this community. Point in fact...I have to travel 40+ miles to Boise for a decent car wash...the only one here is usually not working or breaks down and it's disgustingly dirty. Does the community need to grow by 6K for a decent car wash??

    I believe without a doubt that this community has potential with the possibility of growth and development...but when your own readers blog that they want Mtn Home to "stay SMALL"...proves my point that there are people in this community that DON'T want change..."influential people".

    Final point...the new mayor has been in office since January...he promised change, development and growth...I know it's early, but I haven't seen any signs of either one of those promises.

    Maybe he's having trouble with those "influential people" who want this community to stay can call them the Shifty 50 or whatever, but they have a dog in the fight to keep this community "mom and pops"...whatever name or label you call it.

    -- Posted by DUMBFOUNDED IN IDAHO on Thu, Sep 22, 2016, at 9:42 AM
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