Centennial Neighborhood Association Meeting – 2023
Annual Meeting of The Members
Our meeting closely followed the evening’s AGENDA. Bonnie Shelton led a highly informative presentations by Boise Parks and Recreation (McDevitt Park Master Plan Kickoff). Nicole Carr did a presentation on “Energize Our Neighborhoods Boise”, and District councilwoman, Luci Willits, spoke to the valuable relationships between neighborhood associations and the City. Mark Salisbury, “West Boise Needs a Library Too” updated members on the great progress of the library initiative. Five new board members were nominated and unanimously elected, bringing our CTNA board to its full eight members! Thank you all for your support.
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:
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.
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
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:
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)