The final phase of the Boise Zoning Code Rewrite is upon us. This is public comment time, which is when the CTNA can choose to participate followed by approval by the city. The time to voice an opinion is now or never!
This link to Boise Dev is a great summary of the rewrite. It also contains the public meeting dates starting 4/24 and a link to the actual rewrite draft. Centennial Neighborhood Association will be considering its position on the “Rewrite” at its upcoming board meeting, Thursday April 2oth. https://centennialna.org/event/ctna-2nd-quarter-board-meeting.
Join in on our board meeting as we reflect on current issues and challenges for the Centennial Neighborhood.
Parks and recreational improvements: The city could consider funding for park upgrades, adding new amenities, and expanding parking spaces. Community engagement and feedback can also be gathered to prioritize improvements.
City of Boise Zoning Rewrite – It’s almost a done deal! There’s still time to comment before going before City Council this summer
Eagle Road safety: Options to improve road safety could include installing traffic signals, adding pedestrian crossings, improving road signage and marking, and increasing enforcement of traffic laws.
Public library in west Boise: The city could allocate funding for construction and operation of a new library in the west of Boise. The library could also partner with community organizations to offer educational and recreational programs.
Other issues: For other challenges, it’s important to gather information and data, engage with community members and stakeholders, and consider solutions that prioritize the needs and well-being of the community.
Lowell Scott Middle School – Cafeteria
Recent Prior Meetings and Quarterly Schedule – See Below
Mark Salisbury updated CTNA tonight on the library meeting that was hosted by Mark and his wife, Amanda, last night.
“We had a great meeting last night! I’ve started working on a presentation for the library board / city council, which I shared with everyone who was present. I got some valuable feedback – thanks everyone who was here for your ideas. We got a little more organization, with several people volunteering to help this effort in a variety of ways. I’m excited to see where we go.
And the pie — lots of pie, it was delicious.
If you believe having a library nearby is worth some effort, I’d love to hear from you.
Thanks especially to Amanda Salisbury for all your help “
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.
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.