INVITES PUBLIC TO JOIN HIM FROM OCTOBER 31st 10 AM TO 1 PM IN FRONT OF BSU STADIUM BRONCO STATUE
LITSTER RELEASES LINK TO TV INTERVIEW ON HIS BACKGROUND, POSITIONS
Boise City Council candidate Dave Litster announced a massive Petition signing drive prior to the BSU game Saturday morning (October 31st) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM that he says “could effectively shut down the trolley folly concept once and for all.”
If Litster collects the 6,500 signatures needed, he will file it with the Boise City Clerk on Monday morning. Litster’s Petition, launched last week, will change Boise City law and prohibit the construction of a streetcar system without approval by a majority vote of the people.
Current law allows the mayor and a minimum of three city council members to authorize construction of the trolley along with the $20,000,000 local tax increase to fund it.
Litster said he hopes at least one hundred people will join together to collect signatures of those headed to the BSU game.
Those interested in helping are asked to show up in front of the bucking bronco at the south end of the stadium. The first group will meet at 10:00 AM but Litster invited all to come when they could, clear up to the 1:00 PM game time. Litster invited anyone with questions to call the campaign phone, 724-3338.
The language of Litster’s Intiative Petition says:
“Before the Boise City Council can enact any ordinance, measure or resolution for the purpose of spending City funds to construct, in the downtown section of the City, a streetcar or trolley system, with railroad tracks in the streets and electrified cables overhead, the Council must first obtain approval for said expenditure by the vote of over 50% of the legal voters of the City.”
Litster also released a link to a recent KTVB Channel 7 interview. It’s about three minutes long, covering his background, why he jumped into the race, and the issues that he’s concerned about.