Issues

Opening lines of communication

For voters who want an open, honest, transparent dialog with those governing the city of Boise, mayoral candidate Rebecca ARNOLD provides a refreshing alternative to the status quo. As president of the Ada County Highway District Commission, Rebecca understands her constituents’ need for readily available avenues of communication to their elected leaders. That’s why she includes her personal phone number in her bio on the ACHD Commission’s website.

Her appreciation for an elected officials’ service and responsibility to the public is the product of 15 years as a member of the ACHD commission, three years as president. During that time, the commission has been challenged by both the city’s and the county’s unprecedented growth.

Today, that growth continues and presents additional challenges: making sure our property taxes are reasonable, expanding transportation needs, managing housing costs and availability, building a vibrant downtown, accommodating our new citizens while serving our established ones, and, yes, making sure your leaders hear you.

Challenges that can only be met by someone who understands the role, responsibility, and requirements of local government. Challenges that can only be met by someone like Rebecca ARNOLD.

Fiscally conservative, socially aware, highly experienced

Rebecca ARNOLD provides the city of Boise with exactly what it needs in its mayor. She’s fiscally conservative, so she’s not only prudent in how she spends the city’s tax dollars, but she’s aware of the burden property taxes can be on the city’s citizens and works to make the wise decisions that keep them as low as possible while providing the services and facilities that make Boise one of the best places in the country to live.

She’s socially aware. She understands the need to encourage the construction of housing for all our citizens; to encourage policies that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the quality of life we all enjoy; to provide quality education for our kids; to build cooperative relationships with the towns and cities around us; and to open avenues of communication with her constituents, so they can feel they are being heard, appreciated, and their ideas are being acted on.

She’s highly experienced. She has served on the Ada County Highway District Commission for 15 years, three of those years as president. While bringing a fresh perspective to the job of mayor, she also understands the workings of local government in and around our city. She understands the city’s relationships with its sister cities in Ada County, and she’s had to deal with the unprecedented growth the region has experienced.

Like no other candidate in this crowded field, Rebecca ARNOLD understands the role, responsibility, and requirements of local government.

The best candidate for the job

The citizens of Boise are hiring a mayor in November. Rebecca ARNOLD is the best candidate for the job, and, yes, that includes the incumbent. Having served as Ada County Highway District Commissioner for the past 15 years, three of those years as president, she brings a fresh perspective to the job seasoned with invaluable experience in local government.

Better than any other candidate, she understands the challenges Boise faces as it continues to grow at its unprecedented pace: making sure our property taxes are reasonable, expanding transportation needs, managing housing costs and availability, building a vibrant downtown, accommodating our new citizens while serving the ones already here, making sure our leaders hear you, and building cooperative relationships with the suburban communities that are as much a part of our citizens’ lives as Boise is.

Challenges that can only be met by someone who understands the role, responsibility, and requirements of local government. Challenges that can only be met by someone like Rebecca ARNOLD.

Paid for by Rebecca ARNOLD for Mayor. Nerissa Campbell, R.N., Treasurer