In addition to advancing the priorities of our community, the FY 2023 Budget focuses on three key areas. These are:
Maximize Federal Funding Opportunities
Following the COVID-19 pandemic we have a once in a generation opportunity to invest federal funds into our community. Based on feedback directly from the community, the city will invest ARPA funds to support housing, climate adaptation, childcare, food security, mental health, small business and broadband access.
Stabilize the Workforce
Just like employers across the country, the City of Boise is feeling the strain as we emerge from COVID-19 and face increasing inflation. To ensure we continue to offer the services our community relies on, we will work to fill vacancies, meet increasing workload demands, remain competitive in the market to recruit and retain top talent, and right-size our Human Resources department to meet the demands of the organization.
Keep Pace with Growth
Boise continues to grow, with the Treasure Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area and the City of Boise growing roughly 17% and 6.5% respectively in the last 5 years. To ensure we continue to provide the services Boiseans expect and deserve, this budget focuses on enhancing facilities and amenities, including fire stations, parks, pathways, and cultural sites. Additionally, the city will thoughtfully evaluate resource allocation to ensure the highest and best use of city-owned property in the downtown core.