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In its bid to address affordable housing, Boise continues to move full steam ahead — in the wrong direction
The City of Boise has moved ahead with numerous rezoning initiatives, incentive programs, and city ordinances this year in its attempt to make housing more affordable. As housing has become more unaffordable, the city counsel, mayor, and various city departments,
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean acted as the tiebreaking vote at five-hour long city council meeting on September 29, 2020. The main subject of the meeting: Whether to grant developer Collegiate Development Group’s rezoning request to build a student housing project
The City of Boise has started to rewrite its zoning code. This makes sense: Over the past 10 years, the Boise metro area’s population has grown more than 20%. It was the fastest growing city in the country from 2017-2018.
Some people have noted that Idaho is a fairly landlord-friendly state — perhaps too friendly. In an effort to change that, Boise Councilwoman Lisa Sanchez introduced a security deposit ordinance at this past Tuesday’s city council meeting. If enacted, her
The Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility has a very serious problem — at least according to Boise City Councilmember Lisa Sanchez. Sanchez believes the Parma facility needs a new name. Built at Dixie Drain and treating groundwater from the Dixie
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean delivered her first State of the City address on Wednesday. She expressed her deep sympathy for those harmed by government shutdowns, noting, “So many of our businesses needed to close their doors at some point.” No,
On June 12, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced her intent on the City of Boise’s website to hold the line on property tax increases. Her statement: “Boise, we hear you loud and clear about needing property tax relief.” The mayor
Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is in the newspapers, again, lying about her critics, her agenda, and her actions to date. Thursday’s “open letter” is mostly public relations and posturing disguised as an effort to inform the community. True to form,
By Jon Cassidy | Special to the Idaho Freedom Foundation Twice during her upset campaign for mayor last year, the truth about Lauren McLean’s long history as a dark money fundraiser for Democratic interests — work she describes as philanthropy