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State of the City speech reprises Bieter’s greatest hits (access required)

Facing competition in November for what would be his fifth term as mayor, Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s annual State of the City message offered some new initiatives but primarily a reminder of the programs he had already provided. The speech — ...

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Idaho Power, Boise City plan ‘renewable’ future, but what does that mean? (access required)

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In coordinated announcements, the city of Boise and Idaho Power each announced intentions to move away from carbon-based energy sources such as oil and gas, though for each of them it will be decades away. Idaho Power announced on March ...

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Transportation, housing, environment Boise’s most pressing issues, Bieter says (access required)

Boise’s three major problems are transportation, housing and the environment, said Mayor David Bieter during his State of the City message on Sept. 12, and he had proposals to address each of them. But more than anything else, he wanted ...

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Affordable apartment projects are few and far between (access required)

With Idaho simultaneously the nation’s fastest-growing state, but stuck at No. 36 for housing affordability, there is an increasing need for affordable multifamily housing, particularly in the fast-growing Treasure Valley and resort communities such as McCall. “Affordable multifamily housing” means ...

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Boise Parks will add a mountain bike skills park

Skateboarders and kayakers already have their specialty parks in Boise, and now Boise Parks & Recreation is focusing on mountain bikers. A bike skills park with tracks, rollers and other skill elements for mountain bikers will be built between Fort ...

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Say goodbye to free Saturday parking meters (access required)

Parking meters will need to be fed on Saturdays for the first time in downtown Boise starting Feb. 1, pending city council approval, the city of Boise announced. Parking meter rates also will increase, as will parking tickets, and parking ...

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