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AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Friday, May 10, 2019  
Posted by: Payton Grover
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Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as they work to create quality cities.

The Boise City Council approved two resolutions to rename a city park and a city-administered foothills reserve in honor of the region’s original inhabitants. A third resolution approved by the city council affirmed the City of Boise’s commitment to valuing the historical and contemporary importance of the Indigenous Boise Valley Tribes.


Boise City Council approved the one-time transfer from a city reserve fund to the Grow Our Housing initiative, which aims to encourage the growth of affordable housing units citywide. The plan consists of a combination of a public-private partnership to build a $20 million land trust, incentives for developers to build low-cost housing and zoning changes to make the city denser.


The City of Ammon has been awarded a 2019 Local Strategic Initiatives (LSI) grant in the amount of $697,000, for the construction of traffic signals and needed improvements at the intersection of Sunnyside and Ammon Road.


The City of Nampa’s estimated population has reached 102,030, making it the third city in Idaho with more than 100,000 residents.


The Hailey City Council on Monday approved recent activity by the Hailey/Wood River Joint Fire Board that could lead to further consolidation of the south valley’s two largest fire departments. The council expressed unanimous support for a draft conceptual plan that would establish a new consolidated command structure, combined policy-and-procedures manual and new job descriptions for deputy chiefs for a consolidated Hailey Fire Department and Wood River Fire & Rescue.


The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Meridian Library District of Meridian, ID as a recipient of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. This prestigious award is the highest honor given to museums and libraries across the nation. The medal recognizes libraries and museums that provide unique programming and service to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.


The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department was proud to present the sixth annual Unplug and Be Outside event May 4 - 11, designed to help everyone experience a new activity, make new friends and explore new places – for free. Throughout the week, there were nearly 40 activities and events for people of all ages to choose from in the areas of arts, sports and recreation.


The city of Pocatello Water Department celebrated all things H2O with its 28th annual open house.


May 9th the City of Ketchum celebrated the valley’s most recent Olympians. Olympic Gold Medalist, Dick Fosbury, was the MC of the brief ceremony. The honored Olympians were Jake Adicoff, Jasmine Campbell, Chase Josey and Hilary Knight.


The City of Chubbuck has continued to increase the City’s Social Media Presence through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Nextdoor, and a newly designed City App; which will allow us to send out emergency notifications and allows the public to have better accessibility with City Hall.


If your city has done something noteworthy or received an honor and you would like it listed in City Clips, send the information to Payton by e-mail or fax 344-8677.

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