Public Hearing on Signature Initiative Ordinances TONIGHT!

Public Hearing on Signature Initiative Ordinances TONIGHT!

Public Hearing on Signature Initiative Ordinances

Tuesday, June 25, 6pm at City Hall
The Boise City Council will take public testimony this Tuesday on two proposed city ordinances calling for a public vote to approve the city’s plans for a new Main Library Campus and possible city participation in a privately-initiated sports park project.The proposed ordinances originated from two signature petitions validated by the Ada County Clerk on May 29. The public hearing will be held as part of the city council’s 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, June 25, in the City Council Chambers at Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Following the public hearing, the council will consider how to proceed.

Those interested in testifying can sign in on the sheet located outside of the council chambers before the meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night.

If the city council chooses not to adopt the ordinances as written, the ordinances will be placed on the November ballot for voters to decide if they should be enacted. If this “vote on whether to vote” passes, it would require subsequent votes before either project could proceed.

If the council elects to adopt the ordinances immediately, the vote on the Library Campus project could come as soon as November, bypassing the need for two votes.

It is unclear how the ordinance calling for a vote on a potential downtown sports park could or should move forward. No formal proposal has been presented by the sports park developer since he began working to put the project on a new site last year. Without that proposal it is unclear what role the city would have, if any, in the project, or exactly what a ballot measure would be asking of voters.