One more rant on Rathdrum than its time to move on. It seems to me the Gem committee can find better things to do with a possible $30,000 grant than set up a farmers market. It appears the members of the committee are more intent on pursueing their own special interests than looking at the needs of the city. Boy, do I use that term loosely.
I know for fact that Pete Stoltz was on the same kick when he was president of the Chamber. Come on, the committee's efforts are to promote job creation, economic development and community enhancement. Read it in the Star! Bear in mind the number of established markets in the area are many and the vendors few. Markets don't create jobs nor economic development and a couple of hours once a week doesn't do much for community enhancement.
Wouldn't partnering with various city departments help the committe zero in on something of inherent value?