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In the Know e-Newsletter
May 26, 2023
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Last week, I had the honor of delivering my 4th State of the City Address where I outlined my vision to be a safe and welcoming city for everyone, the progress we’ve made, and where we’re going next. This week we held our first budget workshop with City Council. The city’s budget must reflect our work to create a city for everyone and the values of our vibrant, diverse community. I am proud that this budget is about taking care of people, making good on my promise to provide as much relief as possible to our residents and save taxpayer dollars while providing the programs and services our community relies on.
Property tax relief is an essential component of this budget, so we are proposing 2% base growth as opposed to the 3% maximum allowed, and we intend to continue our property tax rebate program. Taxes on the average home are expected to decrease more than $130. This will be the third time in four years in which the City of Boise has not taken the full allowable increase. We will preserve service levels, keep up with growth and provide relief to Boise homeowners.
The full budget book will be available in the coming weeks, and a public hearing on the budget will take place on July 11th, 2023. Learn more on our website.
Be well, Boise.
ERMA HAYMAN HOUSE
Call for Program Proposals
We invite individuals and organizations to submit proposals for programs to be hosted in Boise’s newest cultural site, the Erma Hayman House, located in downtown Boise. The Erma Hayman House is committed to community programming that is inclusive and seeks to directly support, serve, and amplify Boise’s diverse communities. Applications for the July – December 2023 period close on May 31st.
LIBRARY MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATOR
Did you know the Library has a dedicated Mental Health Coordinator? Ashley Hammond joined the Boise Public Library last year, and added to the growing number of libraries across the country that employ a full-time social worker. Her role is to help residents find the resources they need to live a safe, happy and healthy life.
As we wrap up Mental Health Awareness month, we thank Ashley for all she has done for our community, and remind everyone of the importance that mental health plays in our lives.
SPLASH PADS + FOUNTAINS
Open for Memorial Day Weekend
Boise parks offer a variety of amenities to keep you cool in the summer. If you're looking to beat the heat, check out the brand new splash pad at Molenaar Park in Southwest Boise!
LAST WEEK FOR
Creating a city for everyone means ensuring everyone in our community has a voice. We all love Boise – it’s why we call it home. As we build out the FY2024 budget, we want your feedback to learn which of our strategic priorities is most important to you.