Proposition 1

2019 City of Boise Proposed Ballot Initiatives

Contact Person / OrganizationBoise 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 One.
Short Ballot Title

An initiative requiring voter approval of the cost, financing, location, design, and size of certain Boise City library facility projects.

Long Ballot Title

An initiative relating to Boise City development of library facilities by: prohibiting Boise City from appropriating or spending funds, or incurring debt for any aspect of a city library facility reasonably expected to exceed $25,000,000.00 in total 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 Boise library facility; providing that approval of a proposed library facility occurs by a majority vote in favor of the project at an election held on an official election date; defining the term “expenses” as 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 in any way promotes or enhances the development of a Boise library facility; defining the term “major library project” as any library project reasonably expected to exceed $25,000,000.00 in total 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 Boise City library facility.

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Be It Enacted by the City Council of Boise that Subsection 1-27 of Title 1 of Boise City Code shall be, and the same is added as follows:

Section 1-27-01:  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 library projects there will be more public involvement, more public support, and a better result.

Section 1-27-02: The City of Boise shall not directly or indirectly appropriate, spend money, incur debt or expenses for the construction or any additional aspect of any major library 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 1-27-03: A plan and design proposal for any major library project shall be disclosed in the notice of election.

Section 1-27-04: Approval of a major library 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 1-27-05: Terms used in Section 1-27-02 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 library project in any way.

B.     “Major library project” means any library project reasonably expected to require costs and/or expenses totaling not less than twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000).

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 library facility.

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