Monthly Archives: December 2011

Parks and Recreation Comprehensive plan update

The Boise City Parks & Recreation department has submitted an application for Comprehensive Plan Update and Capital Improvement Plan. You can link to the full 500 plus page draft plan here:

Please e-mail comments back to

If you have questions or problems accessing this information please let me know.

Kathleen M. Collins
Program Technician
Planning & Development Services
City of Boise
(208) 384-3948

Personal Safety Tips

The Boise Police Crime Prevention unit has produced this brief introduction to some of the key personal safety measures we can take with us in our day to day lives and provided some additional information. 
We all like to feel safe and secure in our homes and activities.   It is important to know that each of us is responsible for our own personal safety, and the best defense is prevention.  To reduce the likelihood of being targeted by criminals, we need to use common sense, as well as thinking and acting wisely and responsibly.
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Mayor’s E-memo

Mayor’s E-Memo is out.

A roundup of 2011 this Memo reviews city projects and celebrating community

Check it out on the Boise City’s site HERE

Seeking Public Comment on Voting Precincts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                              Contact:  Phil McGrane

December 9, 2011                                                                                                                                  Ada County Clerk’s Office

                                                                                                                                                          Phone: 287-6880

Seeking Public Comment on Voting Precincts


Ada County is looking for public input on how it redraws its precinct boundaries. Following the establishment of new Congressional and Legislative district boundaries by the Commission on Reapportionment, the County must now reconstruct its precinct structure. Precincts are used to determine where residents vote and how many residents vote in the same location.


The Ada County Elections Department will host an open house to obtain public comment on redrawing precinct boundaries within Ada County. The open house will be held:


Date:               Thursday, December 15, 2011

Time:              6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a brief overview at 6:00 p.m.

Maps will be made available to the public beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Location:        Ada County Courthouse – Public Hearing Room, first floor

200 W. Front Street, Boise


Ada County’s rapid growth has created a great disparity between the numbers of voters among precincts. In western and southern parts of the county there are numerous precincts with over 2,600 voters, where in parts of north and central Boise precincts have as few as 700 voters.


Ada County would like to balance the number of voters in each precinct to somewhere in the range of 1,200 – 1,400. To achieve this, the county will be looking at dividing some precincts, while combining others. Due to practical and financial considerations, few new precincts will be added beyond the existing 141.


Public input is critical. These changes will impact where people go to vote and, at times, how long the lines will be.


Those unable to attend the open house are invited to submit their thoughts via e-mail at


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New playground has been completed at Mountain View Park

A new playground has been completed at Mountain View Park in West Boise. The equipment includes saddle spinners, a swing set and other cool features.
The $73,759 project included construction of a large play pod area and installation of new play equipment suitable for kids age 2-5.


Mountain View Park, 7006 Ustick Road, is an 8-acre neighborhood park featuring tennis and basketball courts, picnic tables and open play areas.


For photos and more information, see

or contact Project Manager Kelly Burrows or(208) 608-7634.

CBNA Chilly Feed

Central Bench Neighborhood Association has invited us to their “Chilly” feed
See attached Flyer for details
Monday, December 5th 4 pm—8 pm
Wright Congregational Church / Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS)
4821 West Franklin Road

Chilly feed flyer

Mayor’s eMemo

This weeks Memo from the mayor addresses proposed Taxi cab regulations and a reminder to check trail conditions before heading into the foothills this winter.

See it on line HERE