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Exclusive poll shows Boiseans concerned the city isn’t doing enough for affordable housing, worried about investors

BoiseDev and Embold Research worked together to craft several polling questions to give a better sense of public opinion on key issues around housing...

Boise eyes millions in federal dollars to boost COVID-19 recovery

The federal government’s latest COVID-19 relief package is spending big and the City of Boise getting ready to invest.  Of the $1.9 trillion in economic...

With growth & federal funds, City of Boise will add a dozen new positions

More staff is coming to the City of Boise to address the city’s growth.  On Tuesday, the Boise City Council approved a raft of budget...

Introduced just this week, complicated property tax bill passes Senate, heads to Little’s desk

A major piece of property tax legislation squeaked by on the Senate floor and is headed to Governor Brad Little’s desk. With a 19-16 vote...

Fast-moving property tax reform bill passes Idaho house

Twenty four hours after it first saw the light of day, the Idaho House of Representatives passed a sweeping property tax reform package despite...

Property owners lodge complaints in 17th St. area; CCDC launches study

An underdeveloped corner of downtown Boise home to multiple social service nonprofits is under study by the city’s urban renewal agency.  Earlier this year, Capital...

Long-term questions remain as Boise’s upcoming budget is looking up

Things are looking a little bit rosier than last year for the City of Boise’s budget, but there are still a number of lingering...

McLean to roll out new Office of Police Accountability; BPD chief asks for 100 new officers

The City of Boise is contemplating growing the ranks of the Boise Police Department, in a move it says would help meet the demand...

Idaho Legislature now considering changing local elections to state election years

Local elections in the City of Boise and Meridian could soon happen in even years alongside Presidential and state level elections.  On Friday, Rep. Gayann...

Bill to cut Idaho income tax moves closer to becoming law

A large income tax cut is one step closer to the Governor’s desk.  On Thursday, the Senate Local Government and Taxation gave the green light...

Rental late fee bill dies on House floor

The Idaho House turned down a bill adding minor protections for renters on its first day back in session after an unexpected recess due...

Cats, dogs and pet store pups: Big changes to Boise’s animal code

The city code regulating Boiseans’ furry friends will get a major overhaul.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council unanimously passed a total rewrite of the city’s...

Big City Coffee files tort for $10 million against Boise State over closed coffee shop

A Boise coffee shop, bakery, and restaurant asked for a big payout from Boise State University after its satellite location on campus closed last...

One Boise Fire Chief candidate removed himself from the job search process. Niemeyer was selected the next day.

One of the two out-of-state finalists for Boise Fire Chief opted out of the application process after a conversation with Mayor Lauren McLean and...

Idaho local governments will get millions from latest COVID package. It’s unknown how they will spend it

The recently passed COVID-19 relief package will inject millions into the coffers of Idaho’s local governments, but it’s still up in the air how...