Former Boise City Councilman Plans To Take Stadium Vote To Idaho Supreme Court
Remember the stadium ordinance on Boise November’s ballot?
It passed with 75% of the vote, which means that the city has to get voter approval to spend more than $5 million on a stadium project.
The catch — and the cause for what is turning into a legal debate — is that voters have to approve all projects over that $5 million threshold, even if the developer is a private company. Former councilman Scot Ludwig says that’s unconstitutional, arguing that it infringes on Idaho's private property rights. He plans to ask the Idaho Supreme Court to look closer at this issue.
Concordia Law professor McKay Cunningham joins Idaho Matters to talk about the legality of this argument.
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