Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A foul odor in Sun Valley?

It was revealing to read in your Nov. 2nd edition that the Wood River Economic Partnership, headed by Jima Rice, endorsed the Thorson team.

This team recently voted to give Ms. Rice $10,000 of Sun Valley taxpayers' money to jump start her organization. This $10,000 will likely also be used to pay Ms. Rice's salary.

When Ms. Rice came pandering for money, she presented information on WREP to the council. Councilman Dave Chase was listed on the WREP letterhead as a member of the board of directors of WREP. Mr. Chase was among those endorsed by Ms.Rice.

Ms. Rice went beyond the pale in showing her appreciation to Councilman Blair Boand for his vote for the generous contribution, sighting his (passion) open mind and orientation.

At the time of her pandering to the council for money, Ms. Rice informed that the goal of WREP was economic development in Blaine County. The council currently gives a quarter of a million dollars a year to the local chamber of commerce to promote the economy of Blaine County. The council was warned that Ms. Rice would use the money to further her political agenda and so she has. Obviously, it is good for Ms. Rice if the current council and mayor are re-elected.

The payback has begun.

There is indeed a foul odor emitting from the Sun Valley City Hall.

Franz M. Suhadolnik

Sun Valley

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