Residents have chance to speak with Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter and other state officials on Jan. 25
By Laura Colvin
Kuna Melba news editor
Everything from health care, taxes, education, economic development and environmental issues could be on the table for discussion when Gov. C.L. Butch Otter comes to Kuna later this month.
Otter and other local leaders are scheduled to be in town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25.
Each month, the governor brings state government to Idahoans living outside Boise by making a different town in Idaho “Capital for a Day.”
An agenda for the meeting will be available later this week, but generally, in addition to conducting regular state business, the governor and his staff listen to concerns and answer questions brought forth by residents and business people who attend.
The event will take place at Kuna City Hall, but the public is also invited to join Otter and other local leaders for a lunch at El Gallo Giro Mexican Restaurant, located at 482 W. Main Street, for a buffet style lunch at $9.47 per person.
While State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is not currently scheduled to attend, others on the roster for Capital for a Day in Kuna include:
• Lt. Governor Brad Little
• Director Bill Deal, Department of Insurance
• Administrator John Chatburn, Office of Energy Resources
• Director Brian Ness, Idaho Transportation Department
• Administrator Kelly Pearce, Division of Building Safety
• Director Curt Fransen, Department of Environmental Quality
• Commissioner Paul Kjellander, Public Utilities Commission
• Director Dick Armstrong, Department of Health and Welfare
• Commissioner Rich Jackson, Idaho Tax Commission
Also on hand to help answer questions will be representatives from:
• Idaho Department of Commerce
• Idaho Department of Labor
• Idaho State Department of Education
• Idaho Department of Water Resources