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Urban renewal panel wraps up

The legislative interim committee on urban renewal has wrapped up its meeting today, and won’t meet again until January, when it will review a new draft of possible legislation on Idaho urban renewal laws. Gone will be two sections the panel rejected today on penalties and reporting requirements, and on lawsuits over damages caused by urban renewal. Asked if those two sections are coming back in a different form, committee Co-Chair Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston, said, “I hope not.” He said, “Trying to make an individual liable in that manner is just not going to happen. That’s not real”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

DFO: Izzit just me -- or do you also question the evenhandedness of any urban renewal task force w/Kathy Sims and Mary Souza on it?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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