Monthly Archives: January 2012

Panning & Zoning public hearing

   Boise City Panning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Feb 6, 2012 at 6:00 P.M in the State Capitol Building, 8th St. Entrance, 700 W. Jefferson St.
You’re invited to attend and offer your comments for Consideration. (Arrive BEFORE 6:00 P.M.) Written testimony should be submitted at least 5 days prior to the hearing. Your testimony should identify the ZOA file number of the issue being addressed.

For details on the following Zoning Ordinance Amendments visit our P&Z page.

  • ZOA11-OOOO5
  • ZOA11-OOOO6

Are you waterwise?

Free class series focuses on conservation
The sessions, sponsored by United Water Idaho, the City of Boise and the University of Idaho Extension, will teach homeowners how to incorporate the principles of xeriscape landscaping and water conservation practices in their yards and gardens.
The four class sessions begin February 6 and will be held at the Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Boulevard. The class schedule is as follows:
  • February 6: Improving your Soil and Composting
  • February 13: Xeriscape Concepts & Landscaping with Adaptive Plants
  • February 22: Choosing the Right Plant
  • February 27: Caring for a Water-Wise Landscape
Instructors are recognized experts in their fields from the U of I Extension, the City of Boise and the Idaho Botanical Garden. Each class runs two hours, from 6 to 8:00 p.m., and will be held in the community room in the library.
To register for one or all of the classes, send an e-mail to or call United Water Idaho at 362-7336.


Mayor’s E-Memo

Mayor Bieter’s ememo is out.

In it he reiterates his “Saturday office hours” program and announces a Free Waterwise class series that focuses on conservation. get info on all that and more HERE

PAC³ grants available

Performing Arts & Cultural Community Celebration Grant

The Department of Arts & History offers the Performing Arts for Cultural & Community Celebrations (PAC³) grant program as a means to expand opportunities for performing artists in local community-building events and celebrations. Organizers of such events are encouraged to apply for funds to help pay performing artists as well as any other costs associated with incorporating them into an event (such as stage or equipment rentals).

Grant requests can be for up to $2000.

Full Details on the program Here

2011 Analytics Report

2011 was a solid (albeit mostly level) year for

With nearly 1000 unique visitors and over 7000 page views, WBNA Boise continues to serve the community with vital community content

I expect our Community Outreach programs we are planning for 2012 will increase participation and our site’s utilization.

Here are a couple snapshots from Google’s analyses of our site usage in 2011.



Free tree-care classes

Boise is our city of trees. Lets learn how to take care of our urban forest

Turn over a new leaf this year
with free tree-care classes

Here’s your chance to learn about trees from the experts. Arborists from Boise Parks and Recreation’s Community Forestry division and other professionals will teach a series of free tree-care classes starting Feb. 29.

Classes will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 29 in the  Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. (Please use the first floor Eighth Street entrance.)

Dates and topics include:

  • Feb. 29: Fruit Tree Care and Pruning
  • March 7: How Trees Work
  • March 14: How to Prune Trees
  • March 21: Selecting and Planting Trees
  • March 28: Pests and Problems of Trees

Community Forestry is responsible for the management of 41,000 public trees in parks and rights of way.

Classes are free, but space is limited. To register, send your name, email address and phone number to Community Forestry via email or call (208) 384-4083.

Two Upcoming Community Training Opportunities

If you have adolescent or teen children or grandchildren, or have neighbors who do, please give them this information below with attached pdf’s.  Thank you,
Charlene Miller
Boise Police Department

Please find attached information regarding our upcoming Parent Project Class and “Teens and Marijuana” academy.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any additional information.

Marianne King
Executive Director, DrugFree Idaho/PAYADA

Teacher’s Academy 2012

PP Flyer-B&G Club Jan 2012 New

Public hearings coming up

Mon. Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. Boise Planning & Zoning Commission on Urban Agriculture & livestock, pets, and bees.  ZOA11-00006 questions to  Cody Riddle 384-3830 or Hearing at the State Capital building (entrance is off of 8th Street Written testimony should be presented 5 days prior.

Wed. Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. Boise City Design Review Committee DRH11-00258  Nick Taylor Location 3205 N. Cole Rd  (Cole Village) Appeal of staff level condition of approval limiting delivery times on property in a C-1D (Neighborhood Commercial with Design Review) zone Questions to Andrea Tuning 384-3830 or Hearing in same location State Capital building

City Hall has construction going on in the evening & night for about 1 year.

WBNA meeting January 18th. (Neighborhood Watch)


Thank you Kara for getting us a speaker for our meeting on the 18th.

As usual meeting will be held at 7:00 Pm at the Library on Cole and Ustick

Charlene Miller from Boise Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit has accepted our invitation to speak about Neighborhood watch. Charlene will also be passing on our meeting invitation to neighborhood watch contacts in our area so they might share their experience.

Please take this opportunity to review the City’s Neighborhood Watch page HERE before the meeting

See you on the 18th



Conditional Use Permit Application


This Conditional use Permit goes in front of P & Z February 13, 2012, at 6:00 P.M.,

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Starlight Theater has applied for a Conditional Use Permit to remodel a space in the strip mall next to the Library.

They plan on building a theatre.