Our Values

The Planning Division is a strategic, innovative and cohesive team of empowered professionals that strive to achieve operational excellence to build a city for everyone.

We do this by aligning our work with the City of Boise vision, mission, and values, delivering quality service and embodying a growth mindset as we plan for a vibrant and equitable future.

Planning Values

  • Inclusivity - Ensure our development encourages fair housing, stimulates economic opportunity, and promotes diverse, inclusive communities with a variety of housing choices for residents.
  • Connectivity - Take an integrated approach to land use and transportation to provide a safe, efficient, equitable transportation system for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit and vehicles.
  • Safety - Promote the public health, safety and general welfare of present and future residents.
  • Affordability - Ensure there is a variety of housing types for all income levels for residents to live in our city.
  • Quality - Emphasize the importance of high-quality urban design to the overall character and appeal of the city.
  • Conservation - Enhance and preserve our natural resources to create a more climate-resilient city.

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