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June 2016 Update

posted Jun 3, 2016, 2:11 PM by CFNA CFNA

Hello and happy summer everyone! Hopefully you have some fun outings planned. Below are a few items that may be of interest. As other issues come up, we’ll forward that information along. This is the 10 year anniversary of CFNA. We plan to have a party in late September when the weather cools a bit. Until then, enjoy your summer!

  • Join the Ada County Highway District as they celebrate the early completion of the 36th St/Hill Rd/Catalpa Roundabout. This event takes place on June 8 at 10:30 am at the SW corner, near Catalpa. Treats provided by Owl Tree Bakery.

  • You can help reduce traffic speed and volume today. BECOME A NEIGHBORHOOD PACE CAR DRIVER IN TRAINING! It's simple and it encourages others to follow your lead. Here's what to do:

    • Drive the speed limit in all neighborhoods. Unless otherwise posted, that's 20mph in Boise.

    • Stop at all intersections for pedestrians; yield to bicyclists when possible.

    • Put away your cell phone when driving.

    • Reduce your own car trips: walk, bike, carpool, take the bus, and combine errands.

  • Boise Parks and Recreation invites neighbors to provide input on the options for the restoration of the Camel’s Back Chute. Design options will be presented at the meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. June 9 at Camel’s Back Park Picnic Area, 1200 W Heron St. A project to stabilize a rapidly eroding hillside would also enhance public access and increase native vegetation in Camel’s Back Park. The proposed project builds on mitigation efforts that began in 2006. Boise Parks and Recreation has allocated $115,000 from the repair and maintenance budget. If you are unable to attend, please submit your comments to Toby Norton, project coordinator, or (208) 608-7635.

  • There is currently an application before the city by Doug Jayo to increase the number of lots in Somerset II # 7 from eight to eighteen. The North End residents are concerned that not only does this violate the total density cap approved in 1999 but it will put even more traffic down North End streets. This has implications far beyond this one development which is why we are sharing this information. It is possible that if this developer were allowed to divide currently approved lots to create more foothills lots to meet "market demand" it would set a very dangerous precedent! Could any developer with approved but yet unbuilt lots then come in and ask to modify his CUP (conditional use permit) to create more lots?  To review this material, go to the City’s database at  The old CUP is CUP99-00065. The new information can be found under SUB16-00013 and SUB16-00014. If this concerns you, please send an e-mail to either Susan Riggs or Todd Tucker urging denial of this modification.  The P & Z Hearing is June 13.  Written comments should be submitted no later than Thurs. June 9. If you have any questions please contact Anne Hausrath 345-9631.

  • The planned expansion of St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in downtown Boise is nearing the end of its approval process with a crucial decision still on the table: the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) ruling, slated for June 22 at 6pm, on the permanent closure of Jefferson Street. More information can be found here:

  • June's Emergency Preparedness Pointer is here! Wildfire season is here. Learn about how you can create a defensible space around your home to prevent wildfire disasters. This is incredibly valuable information for those who live in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) areas of Ada County. To view the pointer, visit   


  • Although CFNA was awarded a grant for chipper truck pickup services we are still waiting for the City’s new process to award the contract to a chipping service provider. We will let you know when we have some dates. In the meantime, review your landscaping for its Firewise maintenance needs.