Curbside Composting

curbitIntroducing curbside compost collection,
the newest addition to Boise’s trash and
recycling program.


Please take a moment to read the attachment and then take this survey 



Spaulding Ranch Project Open House

SpauldingBoise Parks and Recreation invites neighbors to attend and provide input for the Spaulding Ranch Master Plan, a 20-acre site located at 3805 North Cole Road.

The open house is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th from 6-8pm at Capital High School Cafeteria, 8055 W Goddard Road.

Spaulding Ranch was acquired by the City of Boise in early 2016 and is the first property of its kind in Boise Parks and Recreation’s inventory. The open house will be an opportunity for neighbors and interested parties to identify park needs of the neighborhood and ideas for the property in the future.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you can fill out our online survey at, or email comments to Jennifer Tomlinson, Parks Planner/Project Manager, at or call (208) 608-7637.

ACHD Candidate Forum

lwvACHD, county commissioner candidates forum Oct. 27
WHERE: Boise Public Library Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd.
WHEN:   7p.m. to about 9p.m.  It is
WHO: sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
All candidates in contested races have agreed to attend.

Member Meeting Thursday Sep 8th 7:00

West Bench Neighborhood Accosiation WBNABoise.orgWBNA will be holding it’s member meeting.

Thursday 9/8 at 7:00 pm
Library! at Cole and Ustick


  1. Announcements:
    1. New VP Welcome Jim Hull
    2. Special thanks to the WBNA Adopt-A-Park crew.
  2. Review Fairmont park plans:
  3. Mini Grant 2016:
    1. Sandwich Boards
    2. Mail campaign
  4. Mini Grant 2017:
    1. Application deadline 11-1-2016
    2. Signal Boxes? LINK
    3. Required Zoom Grant classes Sep29th 6-7 Library! Cole and Ustick

Hope I see you there


Please comment – ACHD Budget & Projects

Dear Neighborhood Leaders,

Many have expressed interest or concern about how ACHD allocates roadway funds and how priority projects are selected, including intersections, sidewalk and bike lanes. Now is your opportunity to let your neighborhood be represented in funding decisions
This Thursday, July 28th, the Ada County Highway District will hold their first ever open house on their budget for next year, 2017.
In the past, few people show up to comment on their budget. This is a new effort to reach out to the public to make the $103 million spending plan understandable and approachable for comment.
“We would like to know what people think,” said Kent Goldthorpe, commission president. “Everyone has a stake in safe roadways and better ways of getting around. We have projects for motorists, cyclists and walkers in the budget and we need to know if people like the mix.”
The open house will occur from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on July 28, 2016 in the ACHD Auditorium, 3775 Adams St., in Garden City. The ACHD Commission will consider the budget for approval with a public hearing in late August.
Please share this meeting opportunity with your members; it is a real opportunity for them and your association to speak and be heard on how your highway district tax funds are allocated.
Thank you, hope to see many of you there.
Kathleen M. Lacey

Comprehensive Planner/Neighborhood Coordinator
Planning & Development Services
150 N. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID  83702
Phone # – 208/384-3835


Coffee with a Cop

Hi Neighborhood Leaders,

If you live or work near Boise Towne Square Mall or are going to be in the area, please join us for our next Coffee with a Cop. This month’s gathering is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd from 9:00 am –11:00 am at Coffee Studio located at 8205 W. Rifleman St. No planned agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, share thoughts, and get to know the officers who work in your neighborhood.

I hope to see you there!



Carrie DemirellipoliceLogo

Boise Police Crime Prevention

Neighborhood Watch Coordinator

333 N. Mark Stall Place

Boise, Id 83704
Phone # – (208) 570-6070
E-Mail –

WBNA Meeting on Thursday

SpauldingI hope you can join us for our May meeting

Boise Library! at Cole and Ustick
Sagebrush room 
7:00 PM


  • Gest Speaker:
    Matthew Shapiro of the Boise Commons
  • Spaulding Ranch Update
    Creation of Public Agency Committee subcommittee on Spaulding Ranch
    Review of Application filed by Parks and Rec.


Candidate forums


This information made its way to us from the League of Women Voters I thought I would share

We have an Ada County Commissioner candidate forum Wednesday evening, May 11 at the Boise Public Library Auditorium on Capitol Blvd. from 7 to 9 p.m.

All six candidates have agreed to participate.  Dr. Jim Weatherby will moderate the forum. We will take written questions from the audience.

We also have the Supreme Court candidates on Idaho Public Television Friday evening the 6th from 8 to 9.  It will be available to watch on the Idaho PTV  website the next day.


Graffiti, a scourge on our neighborhoods. These images were sent to me and I thought I would share them here. We must come together as a force against tagging. Let’s not let this activity take our our neighborhood.

To accomplish our goal of quick graffiti removal, the City of Boise requests that citizens contact the Boise City Police Department at 377-6790 and file a report as soon as the Graffiti is discovered.

Please take a few minutes to read this information.

If you see graffiti in progress CALL 911 pdfimage3image1 (1) image2


The Boise Commons Survey

The Boise Commons ( is in the process of surveying neighborhoods from now until at least May 15th All submissions are anonymous and will be submitted to the city to help guide future decision making.

Please take a few minutes and fill out this survey by clicking this link