I’ve been incredibly proud in recent weeks to see Boiseans come together to respond to the tremendous challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. RELATED: Boise city leaders considering 2% property tax increase. JACKSON, Miss. They offer strong suggestions on how to create a City Hall that is responsive to and represents all Boiseans, where all voices are heard. Seventy-one citizens worked on developing the 350 recommendations, which cover a lot of topics, including: The committee was co-chaired by Kelly Miller, the executive director for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, and Francisco Salinas, the director of Student Diversity and Inclusion at Boise State. By Dustin Hurst . The ideas range from free abortion to free internet and more. Her plan calls for the Boise government to immediately address housing hardships, caused by the political response to the Coronavirus pandemic, by sticking it to landlords. It was posted on the city’s website and makes clear it is “A Final Transition Team Report for Mayor Lauren McLean.” The report tackles a wide range of issues. BOISE, Idaho — This article was originally written by Hayley Harding for the Idaho Statesman. The ideas range from free abortion to free internet and more. BOISE, Idaho — Mayor Lauren McLean’s transition team reports are creating some controversy online. More than 70 citizens came up with 350 recommendations they'd like to see from McLean's administration. It is full of issues that destroyed California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado to name a few states. When swearing in their next mayor, Boiseans never imagined that our community, would be upended by a global pandemic. Members of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean's transition team meet with the then-Mayor-elect in December at Boise City Hall. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba held a news conference on Monday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and the first freeze of the season. A city spokesperson said over the phone the ideas in the reports are wishes of the community, and they do not represent what the mayor is recommending at this time. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is looking to mold the city of Boise from a sleepy capital to a regional hub of art, entertainment, commerce, and, apparently, communism. Petitions were filed with the Ada County Clerk on July 15, 2020. When I began to set priorities that would guide our new administration's early days in City Hall, I did so not just with our community in mind, but with our community. Boise mayor's transition report aims to create a 'more equitable city for everyone' More than 70 citizens came up with 350 recommendations they'd like to … Boise Mayor Lauren McLean is looking to mold the city of Boise from a sleepy capital to a regional hub of art, entertainment, commerce, and, apparently, communism. Mayor Lauren McLean said Wednesday that her transition team’s equity report — which suggests that Boise work toward becoming a sanctuary city, … More than 70 citizens came up with 350 recommendations they'd like to see from McLean's administration. “I … “When I began to set priorities that would guide our new administration’s early days in City Hall, I did so not just with our community in mind, but with our community,” the mayor said on the city’s website. © 2020 City of Boise. It's an honor to serve; daily I am focused on how best to meet the needs of our residents, guide our city toward the future, and make good on the promises of my election. As it turns out, some of the wishes in the report simply aren’t feasible. The report, prepared by McLean’s handpicked transition team, outlines the mayor’s utopian vision for the city. We scheduled the chat several weeks ago, but it happened to come one day after a petition calling for McLean’s recall was filed. The 12 page manifesto entitled “A MORE EQUITABLE CITY FOR EVERYONE” is a fast read and has more goals than an NBA basketball game. See the full report here. RELATED: Boise mayor's transition report aims to create a 'more equitable city for everyone' “Those reports are incredibly deep and rich,” McLean said. Additionally, the state is nearing 1,000 COVID-19 related deaths. On December 14, Boise’s Planning & Zoning Commission will hold the first public hearing on the proposed Housing Bonus Ordinance. The 13-page report, titled “A More Equitable City for Everyone,” was written by an 18-member transition team put together by Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, who took office in January. I look forward to working together throughout my term as mayor, building on the steps I’ve taken, for the people of Boise, in my first 100 days in office. Boise Mayor McLean recently released her transition team's report on what her term will look like. The topics ranged from affordable housing to improving air quality and public transportation. Free Abortions, Pre-K Sex Education Part of Boise Mayor’s Transition Report A committee report authorized by Boises new mayor has sparked concern among conservatives for its promotion of multiple controversial policies, including free abortions and pre-kindergarten sex education. Get the latest on facility closures and other COVID-19 information. This new program proposes incentivizing developers building in certain zones to designate a small percentage of rental units in […] What none of us could possibly have known at the time is that we would be faced with a global pandemic that would threaten our families, jobs and entire community. The ideas range from free abortion to free internet and more. The mayor announced the city is working to make sure shelters are prepared for those who … Their recommendations do not reflect our current crisis and the reality that we will have to prioritize. By You could practically hear the heads exploding all over Idaho after reading a report filed by one of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean’s transition teams, “ A … This will affect all of Idaho, not just Boise. See all of our latest political coverage in our YouTube playlist: Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. These priorities will also be central to our recovery from COVID-19 and to delivering on the promise of a vibrant and engaged 21st century city for everyone. The community-sourced recommendations included ideas for creating a more equitable city, and the following report is now generating buzz on social media. 7Cares: Boise Salvation Army spreads hope to Idahoans. Today, as we move through the difficulties presented by the pandemic and forward to the future of recovery and resiliency, I’m releasing citizen-centered transition reports that focus on our collective vision of a “City for the Everyone.”. It’s a tall order and inspiring to read these reports; and now I’ll prioritize given the community health crisis we’re facing, its economic and social impacts and the steps we must take to ensure our community recovers and is more resilient than ever. The city spokesperson said the mayor wasn’t available for comment on the reports Tuesday afternoon. McLean’s transition team envisions Boise as the next Portland, San Francisco . RELATED: Boise city leaders considering 2% property tax increase, RELATED: Boise State students and community members defend diversity programs at the statehouse, RELATED: Lawmaker wants to repeal Idaho law forbidding cities from setting minimum wage. The new order will go into effect Monday, Nov. 23. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mayor of Idaho's largest city says local police will begin enforcing mask orders starting next week in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Email. Throughout this, we maintained focus on the priorities that Boiseans, before the pandemic, made clear must be addressed because we believe they’re key to our community’s recovery and our residents’ prosperity. These last 100 days have presented so many challenges, and yet I'm inspired and motivated by the ways so many residents have rolled up their sleeves to help. The effort to recall Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and City … These past few months have challenged our city, state and nation in ways we’ve never experienced. View Transition Reports 100-Day Report. In a workshop on Tuesday, department heads began presenting parts of their budget to the City Council. The recommendations from the committees are meant to help guide policy decisions through McLean's term of office. Share. I’m deeply grateful for the hard work of the community members that created these transition reports, completing their work prior to the public health crisis our city, state and world are currently experiencing. I welcome your partnership. Thursday, BoiseDev publisher Don Day sat down with Boise Mayor Lauren McLean for a taping of our podcast. BOISE, Idaho — On Sunday, the Gem State reached a grim milestone as the total number of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000. These transition recommendations for action will also help protect beloved open spaces just as quickly as sustainable development takes place. Linkedin. “I’m releasing citizen-centered transition reports that focus on our collective vision of a “city for everyone,” the statement reads. The City of Boise made changes to its newest affordable housing proposal after taking public input. An effort in Boise, Idaho, to recall Mayor Lauren McLean and Councilmember Lisa Sanchez was initiated in July 2020. Photo: Don Day/BoiseDev file. BOISE, Idaho — Boise Mayor Lauren McLean answered questions from the news media Thursday afternoon. The 13-page report, titled A More Equitable City for Everyone, was written by an 18-member […] In response to the threat, we rapidly assembled an emergency team here at the City of Boise to prepare for and respond to the crisis, took decisive action in passing emergency orders to protect our public health, and worked daily with members of this community to ensure that we are supporting our residents during this difficult time. While outbreaks have been reported among meatpacking workers at some Idaho plants, Mayor Lauren McLean says city officials are looking at more localized data.