Saturday, December 31, 2011

Could Kuna do a Christmas lights show without city tax dollars?

Kuna's resident libertarian Ted Dunlap has a letter to the editor in this week's Kuna Melba News about my proposal for a Kuna city-sponsored Christmas light show. I suggested using $50,000 out of the city's budget to fund the purchase of lights that would be strung up along the Indian Creek Greenbelt so that residents could stroll the length and listen to Christmas music, look at the lights, eat roasted chestnuts, etc.
True to his principles, Ted decries the use of taxpayer dollars for such a venture. He suggests the private sector work on it without using tax dollars, citing the example of Don Stockton in Eagle bringing a stretch of greenbelt to Eagle, all through donated land and money. Ted posits whether there is a Don Stockton in Kuna. I wonder that, too. If so, this would be a good project to get started on.

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