Proposition 2

2019 City of Boise Proposed Ballot Initiatives

Contact Person / Organization

Boise Working Together Inc.
Richard Llewellyn, Committee Chair
PO Box 7082
Boise, ID 83707

StatusQualified May 29, 2019. Will appear on the General Election ballot as Boise City Proposition Two.
Short Ballot Title

An initiative requiring voter approval of the cost, financing method, location, design, and size of certain sport stadium facility projects.

Long Ballot Title

An initiative relating to development of sport stadium facilities in Boise by: prohibiting Boise City from appropriating or spending funds, or incurring debt for any aspect of a stadium facility reasonably expected to exceed $5,000,000.00 in total of public and/or private expenditure without prior voter approval of the qualified electors; requiring that Boise City provide in such election notice the “plan and design,” which shall include the cost, financing method, location, design, and size of the proposed stadium facility; providing that approval of a proposed stadium facility occurs by a majority vote in favor of the project at an official election; defining the term “expenses” as monetary payments, in kind assistance, the value of employee time, the value of land exchanges, direct or indirect payments to third parties and any other consideration which promotes or enhances the development of a stadium facility; defining the term “major sport stadium facility project” as any sport stadium facility project reasonably expected to exceed $5,000,000.00 in total public and/or private costs and/or expenses; and defining the term “plan and design” as a proposal that includes any element of the cost, financing method, location, design, and size of a sport stadium facility.

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Be It Enacted by the City Council of Boise that Subsection 1-26 of Title 1 of Boise City Code shall be, and the same is added as follows:

Section 1-26-01:  Purpose: The people of the City of Boise find that it is in the interest of the City of Boise and its residents to work together in pursuing major projects and that by having a public vote on major sport stadium facility projects there will be more public involvement, more public support, and a better result.

Section 1-26-02:  The City of Boise shall not directly or indirectly appropriate, spend money, incur debt or expenses for the construction of or any additional aspect of any major sport stadium facility project unless the City Council of Boise has received the approval of the qualified electors of the City of Boise at a duly conducted election.

Section 1-26-03:  A plan and design proposal for any major sport stadium facility project shall be disclosed in the notice of election.

Section 1-26-04: Approval of a major sport stadium facility project occurs when the majority of votes cast are cast in favor thereof at an election held on an official election date designated by State law.

Section 1-26-05:  Terms used in Section 1-26-02 are defined as follows:

A.     “Expenses” includes actual monetary payments, in kind assistance, the value of employee time, the value of land exchanges, direct or indirect payments to third parties and any other consideration which promotes or enhances the development of a major sport stadium facility project in any way.

B.     “Major sport stadium facility project” means any sport stadium facility project reasonably expected to require public and/or private costs and/or expenses totaling not less than five million dollars ($5,000,000).

C.     “Plan and Design” means a proposal that includes any element of the cost, method of financing, location, design and size of a proposed new major sport stadium facility project.

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