Election Aftermath: Improve Your City Government with Reduction Budgeting

I have a new perspective on city government having just campaigned for election to the city council in my hometown.  I decided to run for office after learning that our city’s decision to float two general obligation bonds was made without adhering to known public process as well as asking the key question: is there [...]

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The Last Step in the Local Ordinance Process

When should policy makers revisit city policy?  The simple answer is more often than we do now.  Of course, we should only establish ordinances that we mean to enforce.  Otherwise we’re better off just making statements, passing resolutions, or making proclamations.  Here in the Treasure Valley, we’re in the thick of the local city election [...]

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Innovative Technology Marries Environmental Consciousness

Here at Voltaic Solutions, we are always seeking new frontiers in technology, that promote efficiency, effective governance and sound environmental standards. We are proud to announce a rising group of entrepreneurs who are challenging the status quo in sanitation service by providing a sound solution for cleaning the garbage and recycle containers that are required throughout our Valley. Can-b-Green utilizes a high pressure-high [...]

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COFee: A Market Driven Solution to Today’s Clean Water Challenges

A fundamental question:  Which alternative is most cost effective – going through the process of planning and financing for more wastewater treatment capacity or making better use of existing treatment capacity by making permitted dischargers be more efficient?  Assuming that your NPDES permit is current or will not require a change in the treatment process [...]

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