Monday, August 13, 2018

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Boiseans Invited for Second Round of Community Conversation on Growth; June Findings Released

After hundreds of Boiseans participated in the first series of Community Conversations on Growth in June, Boise residents are invited to come together for a second round later this month.

The second round of Community Conversations on Growth will explore the four major themes that emerged from the June series: housing affordability, transportation, cultural and environmental preservation and governance. Dr. Jen Schneider, professor and co-director in the School of Public Service at Boise State University, facilitated the June workshops and will lead the second round as well. Her report on the findings from the June workshops can be found here.

“It’s clear from these findings that Boise residents share a deep love of our city’s quality of living but have concerns about risks to our future if we don’t work together to manage each of them carefully and thoughtfully,” Mayor Bieter said of the outcomes of the June sessions. “I share that love for Boise and know we must address these challenges and others for our city to maintain its high livability.”

The two sessions later this month will include specific growth scenarios that allow participants to play a first-hand role in tackling the issues Boise is facing. The workshops are presented using the World Café model of public participation. This format allows participants to learn first-hand what is on the minds of people across the city and to add their own perspective to the mix.

Here are the details for the second round of the Community Conversations on Growth:

Community Conversation
Series Two, Session One
10 a.m. – Noon
Saturday, August 25
Boise City Hall
150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise
(parking provided)

Community Conversation
Series Two, Session Two
6 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28
Timberline High School
701 E. Boise Avenue, Boise

Interested participants can register here. Both workshops are open to all Boise residents and each will include the same material – please register for only one session. Additional capacity has been added to ensure there is an opportunity for everyone who wants to participate. A third session could be added if needed.

“I look forward to seeing where this endeavor takes us,” said Mayor Bieter. “Whatever the destination, I know that it will be authentic to our shared vision of Boise’s identity and true to our goal of making Boise the most livable city in the country. 


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