Otter and Luna Say They “erred” In Storage Unit Purchase
Governor "Butch" Otter and supintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna now say they erred when they voted to spend $2.7 million to buy a storage business whose revenue benefits. As Idaho Land Board members, they voted last Agust in a unanimous decision to add Affordable Self-Storage in Boise to an Endowment fund's investments that benefit schools. After that move, storage industry officials and some conservatives accused Idaho of competing with the private sector. Otter and Luna now agree, saying they made a mistake. Others
Land Board members -- Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and Controller Donna Jones -- said they're aware of the criticism, but believe the endowment's purchase still makes business sense and fulfills their constitutional responsibility to maximize endowment earnings.
aho public schools.