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Monday, August 27, 2018

Contact: Mike Journee
208-972-8527 | mjournee@cityofboise.org

City of Boise Activates Online Component of Community Conversation on Growth

The City of Boise today activated the online component of the second round of its Community Conversation on Growth – giving those unable to attend this week’s two in-person sessions an opportunity to take part.

Hundreds attended the first round of the Community Conversations on Growth in June. The second round explores the four major themes that emerged from the June series: housing affordability, transportation, cultural and environmental preservation and governance. Dozens attended the first in-person session of the second round this Saturday at Boise City Hall. The second will be held on Tuesday evening at Timberline High School (the Tuesday event is sold out).

“We want to ensure everyone with something to say on this topic has the opportunity,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “Hundreds participated online during the first round and I hope we have the same robust participation this time around as well.”

All Boise residents are encouraged to visit the site here and provide feedback. There is also a Spanish language version of the website.

Dr. Jen Schneider, professor and co-director in the School of Public Service at Boise State University, is leading the workshops. Her report on the findings from the June workshops can be found here. She will incorporate the online findings in her report for this week’s sessions.

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