Boise Working Together


Thank you Boise!

Whether you signed the petition, got 1 or 100 signatures from your family, friends, and neighbors, if you shared our social media posts, or served on a strategy committee, our immense gratitude to you for your individual contribution to this community-wide effort! We couldn’t have done it - and especially in such a short time - without the help of hundreds of committed Boiseans. Thank you!! We we will now await the results as the county clerk does their due diligence reviewing the signatures.

Boise Working Together to file third round of citizen petitions on sport stadium, events center/library projects on Tuesday April 30

Boise Working Together, the local, grassroots organization seeking greater engagement between city government and its citizens in the form of a public vote on the proposed downtown sport stadium and downtown events center/library, will file its third round of petitions with Boise city government tomorrow, Tuesday April 30.

Date: Tuesday April 30, 2019, 2 p.m. MDT

Location: Boise City Clerk’s Office, First Floor foyer, Boise City Hall, downtown Boise

Event contact/spokespersons: Adelia Simplot, President, Boise Working Together, and other representatives of the citizens organization who have been canvassing Boise neighborhoods in April and hearing directly from residents

This third filing will complete Boise Working Together’s series of filings of citizen signatures that began on April 17 and continued on April 23. To date, approximately 3,100 signatures of registered voters have each been filed regarding the events center/library and stadium projects, respectively. The required goal for ballot status in November 2019 would be 4,962 valid signatures for each of the two initiatives. That minimum number of qualified Boise citizens who are also registered voters represents 20 percent of the city residents who voted in the last municipal election for Boise City Council in 2017.

“Tomorrow we will announce the outcome of this experiment in local democracy in our effort to gain citizens a direct and meaningful vote on the future of our city. It comes in the form of an improved voice for citizens — and their informed consent -- on two projects that will fundamentally change this city and its downtown for the next century,” says David Klinger, spokesman for Boise Working Together.

Media contact: David Klinger, 208/994-8731


Signature gathering at the capital city public market

Join us at the Capital City Public Market for signature gathering - a great place to find Boiseans who are concerned about their community. Bring your petition packet or we can bring you one and give you a brief training. We only have 4 farmer's market left before our deadline of April 30th. Please sign up for at least one of the shifts below to ensure we get it covered. Each shift will be on a Saturday and be from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Two Volunteers each:

April 20

April 27

PLEASE end us an email boiseworkingtogether@gmail.com or text at (208) 866-9701. Bring your own clipboards/petitions and join us or let us know you are coming and we will have one ready for you! **NOTE: The Capital City Public Market is the one that is on the downtown Boise city streets - centered around 8th street.

giving the power to boise

We have now made our petition packets available to download, print and sign for all Boise residents. We are excited to meet the challenge of collecting thousands of signatures in only six more weeks by allowing every Boise resident the chance to join us to get these massive and expensive projects up for a vote.

We aren't asking that you dedicate your next month to gathering signatures -- just download, print, staple, and, as a registered Boise voter -- sign the form. Even better, get a few family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to sign as well. Then join us at one of our weekly notarizing events to turn in your packet(s).

This is the way we can work together to win -- by bringing the petition directly to you! You can find the separate library and stadium petitions on the petitions page at https://www.boiseworkingtogether.com/petitions.

Be sure to follow the directions carefully to make your signature and information count!

Want to find more people to sign your petition packet? Need to sign but don't have a printer handy? Go to our new forum and sign up for an account here: https://boiseworkingtogether.discussion.community/

Then post where and when you can be found with your petitions, or how to connect with a signature gatherer in your neighborhood.

Let's make history by working together!

THANK YOU FOR DOING YOUR PART!

A great city grows best when it grows … together.

We are Boise Working Together.

We are a volunteer group of citizens who believe that a great city and its future rest on maximum accountability from our city government … and meaningful involvement of citizens from all corners of Boise.

We reflect all ages, occupations, backgrounds, and viewpoints. We are your neighbors, co-workers, and friends. We are West Boise and Southeast Boise. We are North End and Boise Bench. We are Northwest Boise and East Boise.

And we are united in our belief that Boise needs a new approach in how it hears its citizens … spends their taxes … and charts the future of a great city.

Boise Working Together has asked for two ballot initiatives in 2019 that matter to you.

See KTVB's coverage here : KTVB Boise Working Together

See the Idaho Statesman's coverage here: ID Statesman Boise Working Together