City of Boise Proposed Budget

We just received this post from Boise’s Energize program. Of course, residential property values have skyrocketed these past few years but the real drivers of your property tax bill are the spending/budgets of our taxing districts.

Your CTNA urges you to open or download the City of Boise’s “proposed” budget at – cityofboise.org/budget. It is both detailed and informative!

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MAYOR MCLEAN PRESENTS PROPOSED 2023 BUDGET

The proposed FY 2023 budget for the General Fund totals $306,028,033 including $15.2 million in federal recovery money and will be presented at the Boise City Council Budget Workshop on Tuesday, June 28 at 8 a.m.

“As always, we are focused on caring for the people of this city. This budget provides property tax relief for homeowners and directs resources to keep our city safe, make homes more affordable, grow our economy, take climate action, and ensure we care for our families while giving back to our unique and welcoming community,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. “Now more than ever, we must support all the people of Boise to ensure we’re truly a city for everyone.”

You can view highlights of the proposed FY 2023 budget as well as download the full budget book at cityofboise.org/budget.

The public is encouraged to participate by watching the budget workshop online. Details are available here: https://www.cityofboise.org/…/city-council-work-session-2/

Residents are also invited to give feedback at the Boise City Council budget public hearing on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at City Hall. Residents can opt to participate virtually by providing testimony via Zoom. Details are available here https://www.cityofboise.org/…/2022/july/city-council-1/

The city will also accept feedback in advance of the public hearing. This feedback will be shared with the mayor and Boise City Council. Feedback must be submitted by noon on Monday, July 18. You can submit your feedback at https://www.cityofboise.org/budget

Special Board Meeting May 19 6:30pm – 7:30pm Via Zoom

Centennial Neighborhood Association Special Board MeetingIn Preparation for next week’s Special Board meeting, I have attached several documents for your review. Since board membership, board size and possible officer appointments will be at the core of next week’s agenda, it is important that we all understand CTNA’s structure and Bylaws. These Bylaws define our operating parameters. Joe LaGue, CTNA’s Secretary has added a “Sidebar” statement, of an explanatory nature, which is helpful when reviewing issues which will be discussed during our May 19 meeting.

CTNA looks forward to seeing (Zooming) as many of you as possible at this important meeting.

Please feel free to email CTNA if you have any questions prior to the meeting.

Thank you,
Gary Dufault / President
Centennial Neighborhood Association
centennialnaboise@gmail.com
Thursday, May 19, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Format – Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83629552664…
Draft Agenda –
https://docs.google.com/…/1jlT…/edit…

Please find attached CTNA’s Articles of Association, Bylaws.and Draft Minutes of our April 21st Board meeting,

Articles of Association https://drive.google.com/…/1ZaauMnGqGVBx4zTrXkh…/view…

Bylaws
https://drive.google.com/…/1YcoHL1KZhWD3EHl3BS9…/view…

Draft Minutes 5-19-2022 Board Meeting
https://docs.google.com/…/1rttFDc1RHK82d7wMZV8S…/edit…

Board Meeting April 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Via Zoom

Your Centennial Neighborhood Association (CTNA) wants you all to know about its upcoming Board meeting. We are extremely excited about the new year, for both its opportunities and challenges. CTNA was formed in late 2019 and represents neighborhoods on Boise’s most western edge, from Ustick to the south to Chinden, as our northernmost boundary, and Cloverdale to just past Eagle Road as it’s western boundary (see map link below). Although it’s been a difficult path these past two years with the Pandemic, CTNA certainly has accomplishments to be proud of, including our founding board member’s part in adding amenities to our beautiful Cottonwood Park in the Mahogany Park subdivision. We have several issues where our Neighborhood Association can make a significant difference, including transportation, housing, zoning, and neighborhood recreational facilities to name just a few.

Maintaining a community’s ties and structure during this pandemic has been difficult but establishing and growing Boise’s latest neighborhood association is well worth our efforts. CTNA encourages you to review the Energize Boise website link below and see that Neighborhood Associations are “where it’s happening” in Boise.

Learn all about Boise’s network of 30+ Neighborhood Associations – Why they are so important and how they influence the direction of our city. https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/

Meeting Agenda Link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tTTztqr9GaMHa-NQQUxPqxzSmkJ2evZb/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117018547567682339712&rtpof=true&sd=true

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89042908571?pwd=emdBVG1sNzRiUXpKOEtFb0JhOVlxQT09

Boise Neighborhood Association Map https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/

Please feel free to contact CTNA with any questions in advance of the meeting. Email: centennialnaboise@gmail.com

Zoning Code Rewrite

I attended last evenings WEST BENCH NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Zoning Code Rewrite – Module 2 held at the Ustick and Cole Library.

The informational/questions meeting covered Module 2 of the City’s proposal to update and zoning code rewrite. The focus area discussed includes our Centennial Neighborhood on Boise’s westernmost edge. There were about 50 people in attendance including presenters. It was a very informative and at times eye opening presentation. A link to the PDF of the slide presentation is listed below.

There were many in attendance representing other Neighborhood Associations in our area. I would encourage you to personally attend either via Zoom or an in person meeting and upcoming events (see prior email and announcements).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1opmzRQHIgt8plAGY0i-D4ynb2Hrx8OIT/view?usp=sharing

Living, Working and Recreating Together in Our Centennial Neighborhood Community

Gary Dufault
President
Centennial Neighborhood Association

http://centennialna.org/

Quarterly Meeting January 27, 2022 

Terms for our CTNA President, Matt Grimm and Kristin Grim, our Secretary, expired last October. They have continued in those roles pending this past week’s quarterly meeting, We want to thank them for their foresight and energy in establishing Boise’s newest neighborhood association. It was through their efforts and those of past Councilman TJ Tompson that facilities were added to Cottonwood Park. The association has also been able to foster better communication and problem solving during its first two years.


New Board member configuration is as follows:

Gary Dufault – President

Trent Holderness – Vice President

Joe Lague – Secretary

Gary Dufault – Acting Treasurer


The Board is excited to move forward into the new year; a year, hopefully, seeing life returning to a closer semblance of normalcy and an end to the pandemic.

This year, your Board will focus on Communication, what your neighborhood Association does, and challenges and opportunities we face together as a community. We are looking forward to your thoughts and participation at whatever level works for you.

Gary Dufault President
Centennial Neighborhood Association

email – CentennialNAboise@gmail.com

The Road Ahead for the Centennial NA

A good example of purpose for CTNA: Eagle Road comes to mind. One could say “A River Runs Through It”. Our neighborhoods are bisected by one of the busiest corridors in Idaho. How can we make it become all that it can be?
There are many key stakeholders in our section of Hwy 55 as it courses from The City of Eagle south beyond I-84. Among these are the cities of Boise, Meridian and Eagle, Ada County Highway District, Idaho Transportation Department, major subdivisions, countless businesses, thousands of commuters and, of course, the members and constituency of the Centennial Neighborhood Association.
CTNA gives us an opportunity to build consensus and bring a potent voice to the table. This example is figuratively representative of our many prospective purposes.
We are asking you to become a contributor to our travels on the road ahead.
Informative links:

http://centennialna.org/

https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/

https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/centennial-neighborhood-association

What is a Neighborhood Association?

A Neighborhood Associations (NA) primary function is to work with the city towards the common goal of creating strong “vibrant” communities. This can include:

  • Creating Neighborhood Events
  • Building or Improving shared spaces
  • Learning about and informing neighbors of new plans and developments
  • Providing a voice for the future of our communities with the city
  • And so much more
    Without an NA the neighborhood would lose the ability to gain city grants and funding for events and projects as well as significant representation at city hearings.

Board Meeting 1/27/22

Hi neighbors,

This is a reminder that the CTNA Board will hold our Q1 2022 board meeting on January 27th from 6:30-7:30pm. We’ll hold the meeting online via Zoom. You can join using the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83629964868?pwd=bmtKWEhvZ1JrcjUybHpJU3c5dXFzZz09

Agenda will be updated at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/172-_93K4DmipGEG1uTGFG_HCPySG44VyMnM1MUYEai4

Regards,

Matt Grimm

CTNA President

2020 Annual Meeting

The Centennial Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 15th from 7:00-8:00 PM.

We’ll be meeting online via Zoom at the following link:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71703003197?pwd=R29PeTNNU3BRcmI1UFJYV2M2b1RGQT09

Please email centennialnaboise@gmail.com before October 15th to add your agenda items. We’ll be filling 2 vacancies on the Board of Directors, so if you’d like to serve, please join us!
Meeting agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QKNqbQ0s6I_anKysyaeT20CS1GYZJGqKW7S30CkrggU

Neighborhood Data Almanac

The Neighborhood Data Almanac provides data snapshots about residents, households, and the built and natural environments for the geographic boundaries of each of Boise’s registered neighborhood associations. All of the data provided in the almanac serve as a touch-point for any individual interested in better understanding the general composition of each neighborhood and, by extension, helps the city and residents better address the needs of each neighborhood.

Centennial Neighborhood Association

View the Almanac