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Your Voice, Your Vote: 2019 Boise Voter's Guide

Posted: 12:58 PM, Nov 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-04 14:58:36-05
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BOISE — Election day is right around the corner on November 5, and here at 6 On Your Side, we want you to feel as ready for it as possible. As such, we've created a 2019 voting guide. All names are listed in the order they'll appear on the ballot:

Boise Mayor

  1. Rebecca W. Arnold
  2. David H. Bieter
  3. Brent Coles
  4. Adriel Martinez
  5. Lauren McLean
  6. Cortney Nielsen
  7. Wayne Richey

Boise City Council -- Seat 1

  1. Patrick Bageant
  2. Karen Danley
  3. Tecle Gebremicheal
  4. Chris Moeness
  5. Ryan Peck
  6. Brittney Scigliano

Boise CIty Council -- Seat 3

  1. Jimmy Hallyburton
  2. Meredith Stead

Boise City Council -- Seat 5

  1. Elaine Clegg
  2. Brady Fuller
  3. Debbie Lombard-Bloom

Boise City Ballot Proposition 1

AN INITIATIVE REQUIRING VOTER APPROVAL OF THE COST, FINANCING, LOCATION, DESIGN, AND SIZE OF CERTAIN BOISE CITY LIBRARY FACILITY PROJECTS.

An initiative relating to Boise City development of library facilities by: prohibiting Boise City from appropriating or spending funds, or incurring debt for any aspect of a city library facility reasonably expected to exceed $25,000,000.00 in total without prior voter approval of the qualified electors; requiring that Boise City provide in such election notice the "plan and design," which shall include the cost, financing method, location, design, and size of the proposed Boise library facility; providing that approval of a proposed library facility occurs by a majority vote in favor of the project at an election held on an official election date; defining the term "expenses" as actual monetary payments, in kind assistance, the value of employee time, the value of land exchanges, direct or indirect payments to third parties and any other consideration which in any way promotes or enhances the development of a Boise library facility; defining the term "major library project" as any library project reasonably expected to exceed $25,000,000.00 in total costs and/or expenses; and defining the term "plan and design" as a proposal that includes any element of the cost, financing method, location, design, and size of a Boise City library facility.

WHAT YOUR VOTE WILL DO

A YES vote means the City of Boise could not undertake any aspect of a library project with expected costs of $25,000,000.00 or more without first obtaining approval by a majority of Boise voters in a future election.

A NO vote means current law would not change. The City of Boise could undertake any aspect of a library project without first obtaining voter approval.

Boise City Ballot Proposition 2

AN INITIATIVE REQUIRING VOTER APPROVAL OF THE COST, FINANCING METHOD, LOCATION, DESIGN, AND SIZE OF CERTAIN SPORT STADIUM FACILITY PROJECTS.

An initiative relating to development of sport stadium facilities in Boise by: prohibiting Boise City from appropriating or spending funds, or incurring debt for any aspect of a stadium facility reasonably expected to exceed $5,000,000.00 in total of public and/or private expenditure without prior voter approval of the qualified electors; requiring that Boise City provide in such election notice the "plan and design," which shall include the cost, financing method, location, design, and size of the proposed stadium facility; providing that approval of a proposed stadium facility occurs by a majority vote in favor of the project at an official election; defining the term "expenses" as monetary payments, in kind assistance, the value of employee time, the value of land exchanges, direct or indirect payments to third parties and any other consideration which promotes or enhances the development of a stadium facility; defining the term "major sport stadium facility project" as any sport stadium facility project reasonably expected to exceed $5,000,000.00 in total public and/or private costs and/or expenses; and defining the term "plan and design" as a proposal that includes any element of the cost, financing method, location, design, and size of a sport stadium facility.

WHAT YOUR VOTE WILL DO

A YES vote means the City of Boise could not participate in any aspect of a sport stadium facility project with expected costs of $5,000,000.00 or more in public and/or private funding without first obtaining approval by a majority of Boise voters in a future election.

A NO vote means current law would not change. The City of Boise could participate in any aspect of a sport stadium facility project without first obtaining voter approval.