Ten years ago this May, the City of Boise witnessed a landmark moment in our civic history. With passage of the Foothills Levy, our community made an emphatic commitment to protect the natural, scenic and recreational values that help define us. The Foothills, voters declared, belong to all of Boiseans – present and future.
The levy was the culmination of many years of hard work by public agencies and citizens. In the decade since, residents and visitors have reaped the benefits of a comprehensive Foothills preservation effort. The City has succeeded in protecting 10,300 acres of undeveloped property through acquisition, donation, conservation easement, and land exchange. Thanks to creativity and diligence, the levy’s $10 million has been leveraged to protect lands valued at $34 million.
So it’s time to celebrate.
On behalf of Mayor David H. Bieter and Boise City Council, I invite you to join us in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Foothills Levy. The City will host a public event at the Boise Depot on Saturday, May 7th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to celebrate the past, present, and future of foothills preservation.
Thank you for your support of the Foothills, and for the work you do make Boise the place that it is. I look forward to seeing you at this community celebration.