Ever tried to do anything in the Ada County Courthouse in less than 10 minutes?
This near-impossibility has left many frustrated valley residents forced to pay for a few extra minutes of parking after their attempts to pay fees, drop off paperwork or pick up a form has run two minutes too long.
But, rejoice. The Ada County Commission has voted to extend the free one-hour parking found elsewhere in downtown Boise to the surface lot and parking structure at the courthouse.
The $214,000 annual cost of extending the free parking period will be picked up by the county.