Your Centennial Neighborhood Association supports the need for Boise to have a library closer to the citizens of West Boise. Ideally libraries are within walking or at least biking distance. The Library! at Cole & Ustick is more than five miles away from parts of our Neighborhood Association. Many citizens of Boise live within 1 mile of a library, and most are within two miles. “?” West Boise stands alone in a “library desert”!
If you are interested in supporting this effort, help is needed. You can help in the following ways:
The Centennial Neighborhood Association is taking an active approach to improving the community through various initiatives. Among issues discussed at the meeting included the addition of a city library in west Boise and new amenities in the neighborhood, such as a cycling “Pump Track” at McDevitt Park. The board has a commitment to promoting education, recreation, and fitness. Addressing recent gang type graffiti and supporting pathway improvements for bicycles and pedestrians along Eagle Road,, highlights the Association’s focus on community safety and well-being. These initiatives demonstrate a dedication to making the Centennial Neighborhood a great place to live and work.
“Earlier this fall, the city invited residents to draw districting maps that structure council districts. Plans submitted by commission members and the public were reviewed by the Boise Districting Commission and helped guide the commission as they drafted the final map of council districts. Commission members voted for the Boise Districting Plan at their final meeting on November 16th and was approved by Boise City Council on November 29th.”
Redistricting often has trade-offs and cutting through Neighborhood Association coverage areas can be a common issue. It’s important to balance multiple factors such as population deviation and continuity of area while also considering the impact on community organizations.
Note that District 1, which includes the entirety of our Centennial Neighborhood extends to the south into much less densely populated parts of Boise.
Last weekend someone(s) put this on a common area fence in the Mahogany Park subdivision. It was reported to Boise Police the next day. BPD quickly responded. According to the visiting officer, this type of graffiti is not normally seen in West Boise but is more commonly found in Nampa and Caldwell and is gang related. Gangs customarily use such marking to claim “their” territory. Mahogany Park is NOT gang territory. The Centennial neighborhood is NOT gang territory. Once notified the Mahogany Park HOA quickly removed this graffiti. If you see unsightly graffiti in your area, immediately report to Boise Graffiti 208-377-6790.
Quarterly board meetings are open to all residents, business owners and people who may not live within CTNA but work within its boundaries. Regular board meetings are held on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October (Annual Meeting)
The Centennial Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:00 PM.
OCTOBER 20, 2022, 6:30 PM— CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL ROOM—(TBD). Sign In and “Door Prize” Registration Starts at 6:30 PM Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM Come early, meet your neighbors Grab a complimentary snacks/beverages, courtesy of Albertsons and other fine Centennial neighborhood businesses: Door Prizes complements of : GV Images, Crafts and Photography Mojo’s Doughnuts and Ice Cream Koco Bell – Korean Street Food And More!
JOIN US! · WHO: You are receiving this card because the City of Boise has determined that you live or own a business within the boundaries of the Centennial Neighborhood. You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Meeting.
· Our Meeting’s theme will be “Geographic Representation”. How does your Centennial Neighborhood Association work with local and other community leaders to make our neighborhood a great place to live, work and raise a family?
· Join in discussions— Council Redistricting, Boise Zoning Update, Eagle Road safety and more. In addition to our annual meeting, we have open quarterly meetings held the third Thursday of April, July, and January. Email us with your ideas for topics we may explore during one of these meetings.
ELECTION: We will elect new board members for the coming term. Interested in applying? Email us! Nominations also accepted at the meeting.
Energize Our Neighborhoods is a community collaboration to make all Boise neighborhoods unique and desirable. The City of Boise currently has 35 established neighborhood associations, Energize Our Neighborhoods partners with the associations to enrich the lives of our residents, enhance the identity in our neighborhoods and encourage a strong sense of community.
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!
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.
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