Boise City Council allows voters to decide on levy following error

Posted at 9:29 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 23:29:23-04

The Boise City Council voted Tuesday to allow voters to decide on a decision to amend at 2015 open space and clean water levy after a clerical error prevented the city from collecting money from the levy. 

The levy for 10 million dollars was designated to protect land and water in the Boise Foothills and along the river.

It was originally approved back in 2015 by 74 percent of voters but the money was never collected. 

Last week a clerical error was discovered in filing the levy with the tax authority so the city council decided the best way to fix the mistake was to go back to voters and ask them to consider amending the dates on the levy. 

"I sure hope that the voters will continue to say yes. I know they value the open space in the city and I think they trust the good work the city has done with that open space money. None of that is reflected in the clerical error that was made," said Boise City Council President Elaine Clegg.

The only thing that will change is when the money is collected. Rather than this year and next, it will be collected in 2018 and 2019.

The decision will be up to voters to approve or deny in November's election.