Monday, December 20, 2010

Boise County & NIMBYism

I've previously mentioned the Alamar Ranch debacle--where someone that I know and greatly respect attempted to set up a residential treatment facility in Boise County--and the immediate neighbors were so furious about the prospect of having highly educated people move into the area with a sizable payroll that they persuaded the county commissioners to kill the project.

This led to lawsuit--and today, the December 20, 2010 Idaho Statesman reports that Boise County lost the civil suit--and now gets stuck with a four million judgment for violating the Fair Housing Act.   All residents of the county will get stuck paying this bill, because a small number of county residents didn't want a residential treatment center in the area.

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