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Former Boise City Councilman Plans To Take Stadium Vote To Idaho Supreme Court

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DARIN OSWALD
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Idaho Statesman
Scot Ludwig, an attorney and former Boise city councilman, said he plans to take the city’s stadium ordinance to the 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. 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.