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I wish people should quit complaining about the new library and support it! We have an old, dark, too small library that needs to be replaced. Drive down to Salt Lake City and see what a nice library... Read more...

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Complaints versus serious concerns and unanswered questions regarding the true costs and the impact on all taxpayers are two different issues. Although supporters of this project state there are no new... Read more...

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I think we need to redirect our concerns to another area and that is our Senators here right here in Boise considering we are the capital and maybe there has been an influence from them that have moved... Read more...

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We aren't complaining about *a* new library. We're complaining about *this particular design*. What is functional in Salt Lake City won't be here, due to differences in climate and orientation. What's... Read more...

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Exactly, April. Many have noted concerns they have with the design and cost of this library, yet our civic input is being considered annoying complaints. I have yet to see the city address these issues,... Read more...

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And it is important to note that the Salt Lake City and Seattle libraries, often touted as similar to Boise's plan, both received a bond levy vote from the citizens, which has been denied to date by our... Read more...

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Oh my gosh, Diane, that is important information, thank you. I have family in Missoula, MT., one is a librarian. They are also building a new library, there has been some controversy, but the city has... Read more...

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On another path, I was driving by the area this week and was reminded that the Anne Frank Memorial is right beside The Cabin. I don't remember seeing comments about Anne Frank - have there been any? ... Read more...

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The new classroom there has impacted usage of the west side of The Cabin. The Garden with the Rose Beal Tree at the Anne Frank Memorial was found recently to be very close to the new Lubrary building... Read more...

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https://www.spl.org/about-us/the-organization/budget-and-operations/library-levy

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Speaking of the planning department, has anyone gone in and spoken with them in person yet? City planners don't necessarily get to suit themselves in this process--their job is to make it happen, whether... Read more...

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Dear E.B. Schofield, thank you for your comment. Regarding your concern about increased taxes as a result of the project or its short or long-term financing, the Main Library Campus project will not require... Read more...

Dear Diane Plastino Graves, thank you for your comment. Regarding your question about the City's largest taxpayer-funded projects: while we cannot speak to the status of the vote initiative, libraries... Read more...

Dear Christine King, thank you for your comment. Regarding your concern about keeping the Main Library Campus project within budget, the Mayor and City Council have made it very clear to staff and the... Read more...

Dear George Targee, thank you for your comment. Regarding your question about the Anne Frank Memorial, the site plan for the new Main Library Campus project incorporates the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights... Read more...

Thank you for your reply. I mentioned building costs when I compared Missoula's new library, that city has secured contracts so there will be no surprises at the end. However, Boise was 50% low in the... Read more...

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I appreciate Christine King for making her notable and wonderful comments and bringing to attention the difficulties in the absolute non-communication between the city and its people. However I'm not on... Read more...

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Are they also going to put a weirdo type of screen to protect our drivers coming across the capitol bridge.

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I find the City's responses routinely superficial. The Library and the stadium will be the largest taxpayer-funded municipal projects in our City's history (the airport's capital projects are paid for... Read more...

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Sorry Christine.. Misplaced my glasses . I attempted talk to text...I am too curious of a design plan to prevent bird deaths. I wondered if they were considering a "roll down" screen to prevent that.... Read more...

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Okay, I think we've about accomplished what we can accomplish through online discourse. We all see the questions that never get answered. I think we need to speak to the planning department in person,... Read more...

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I strolled through our beloved Library yesterday, and the Anne Frank Memorial. Gazed lovingly on the cabin the serenity of all that surrounds it. I did this is a memorial not only to those buildings but... Read more...

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City of Boise - no new taxes? How will the $35 million in lease financing payments be paid? How will the parts being cut out now for “value engineering” be paid for in future years when they are added... Read more...

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More and more property taxes are diverted into CCDC by taking larger and larger swaths of our city as urban renewal districts. Values are rising regardless of URDs. What would our property tax bills look... Read more...

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City of Boise - No new taxes and no increase in taxes? Can you guarantee that without shuffling and spinning numbers? Boise City has increased taxes at the statutorily allowed 3% per year, year over year.... Read more...

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in response to April regarding has anybody spoke to planning I personally and some supporters of my also make some calls and emails requesting just what you suggested and if we all get busy doing such... Read more...

So far, I've learned that the city planning department is not involved yet, as the project has not yet applied for permits. At this stage, Tammy, it sounds like you and those other supporters should be... Read more...

E.B., relevant to your interests, I see the timeline now started calls for a capital campaign beginning this fall. I think the mayor's office would be who to call to learn exactly what that means, but... Read more...