Our city’s history tells us that we are at our best when working together; that nobody is from here (except for the original Boise Valley people) yet we all have a place and roll; that experimentation, innovation, and hard work will create a resilient community that lasts; that the solutions to today’s challenges, and a path forward where we will thrive will be found in our citizens, in our neighborhoods, in our city council, in conversations between residents in coffee shops, on foothills trails, or in school yards, boardrooms and lunchrooms - and everywhere in between.
This is a critical moment in our city’s history. We’ll continue to grow. We’ll continue to find challenges in that growth, to bemoan the changes, as we seek to protect the essence of this place that we all love.
It requires us all to roll up our sleeves, challenge ourselves, think creatively, take risks, admit mistakes, to welcome all comers and ideas. To demonstrate a willingness to work hard together in common cause to tackle challenges and chart a path forward. To create a community and society for all of us.
And we’ll do that by opening the doors of city hall, creating ways to connect directly to share a vision for the future while having frank conversations about our present challenges. Where we’ll have lively community discussions and not always agree - and through that our solutions will be better, our community more connected, and the people involved more reflective of the diversity that surrounds us.
And we will show, that in the 21st century, in a place called Boise Idaho, it’s possible to create a city for everyone.