Mayor Lauren McLean is offering up a major cut to the city budget, but due to increased property values, most homeowners will still see a tax hike for the coming year.
Several of the proposed cuts are long overdue such as an extra command position in the fire department. Even so, she is planning to ask for 17 new positions within the city government on a permanent basis.
Margaret Carmel at the IDAHO PRESS has crunched the numbers and at the end of her story makes note of numerous $50,000 to $600,000 items which are potential topics of discussion including “diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.”
If you want to watch or speak at the annual number crunch, here’s what and when:
BUDGET WORKSHOP 8:30 a.m., June 30
Watch online at cityofboise.org/virtual-meetings
Public hearing on FY 2021 budget: July 21
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