We were honored to receive a copy of Boise’s “Final Transition Team Report for Mayor Lauren McLean” Friday and it is safe to say there are enough issues highlighted to keep conservatives fuming all weekend.
The 12 page manifesto entitled “A MORE EQUITABLE CITY FOR EVERYONE” is a fast read and has more goals than an NBA basketball game.
We will tick off a few of the more explosive points and suggest everyone go to the link at the Boise City site to see what McLean’s citizen committee suggests for the next year and four years as “recommendations centered on what we want for our future.”
–Commit the City of Boise to an ongoing and robust efforts to interrupt white dominant/white supremacist culture with a multi-layered strategy and designate a full-time City of Boise staff person to serve as Director of Equitable, Safer and Thriving City.
–Collaborate with Ada County to close down juvenile detention facilities and move youth issues into a public health approach and staying with family approach rather than a punishment confinement approach to young people.
–Establish an Office of Immigrant Affairs with at least one full time dedicated staff person. Responsibilities should include leading a revolving immigration bond fund and access to free, guaranteed access to counsel in deportation proceedings.
–End coordination and collaboration of localities (police, all city government) with ICE and end local practices of inquiring about immigration status, collect immigration data or share immigration data with any person
–The Boise City Attorney monitors compliance with its newly established policy to its Prosecution Team to consider the immigration consequences of convictions when making charging decisions, engaging in plea bargaining, and making sentence recommendations, and receives quarterly training on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
–Increase minimum wage to a livable wage that aligns with the local
–A 30 percent increase in women in leadership positions and an 30 percent increase in leadership of people from communities impacted by marginalization.
–Increase lower paying positions so there is no more than four times difference in salaries between the highest and lowest positions in City of Boise government.
–Publicly fund municipal campaigns.
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