Idaho Speaks A Week-in-Preview for January 23 2023

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Today’s week-in-preview is mostly about the legislative committee meeting process, but Ed touches on the importance of citizen involvement.  Ed also touches on the City of Hayden City Council meeting happing this Tuesday and an issue that is being presented and what a citizen action committee is doing to influence things. 

Hayden City Council Show Notes:

Link to City of Hayden Meeting Agenda:

List of citizen concerns for City of Hayden Stone Creek North Development project:

The project that the City staff approved is not the same project the 2020 City Council conditionally approved. Non-conforming items and unauthorized changes include;

Council approved the project based on a two year completion duration. Two years has passed as of 11/25/2022. City insists the project is a 5 year project. Logging and clearing has been completed and lies exposed to the elements. Logging operations have intruded into the wetlands and caused monetary damage to a Stone Creek resident’s property.

Up to 66 residential lots were approved. Current drawings have added 3 lots. The accessible areas of the required public parks has been reduced and displaced by building lots leaving inaccessible steep hillsides.

Approximately 25 to 30 proposed lots are on classified wetlands and in a mapped flood zone. Failure to address Hayden Code 12-3-4,19d exposes new and existing off site properties to damage.

The required second emergency egress right-of-way to Lancaster has not been established between Stone Creek North and Marks Development. A recent phone call to Northern Lakes Fire Department revealed they have not approved the project.

The storm water design does not conform to Hayden Code 8-3-5B and channels surface water off site onto the adjacent Bear Creek, Stone Creek and Rocking R neighborhoods. Over 40 existing residents along the creek are threatened by erosion and sediment laden polluted waters.

List of House Standing Committees

  • Appropriations Committee, Daily, am
  • Business Committee, Odd Days, 1:30 pm
  • Environment, Energy, and Technology Committee, Even Days, 1:30 pm
  • Ethics Committee, On Call, pm
  • House Agricultural Affairs Committee, Even Days, 1:30 pm
  • House Commerce and Human Resources Committee, Odd Days, 1:30 pm
  • House Education Committee, Daily, 9:00 am
  • House Health and Welfare Committee, Daily, 9:00 am
  • House State Affairs Committee, Daily, 9:00 am
  • Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee, Odd Days, 1:30 pm
  • Local Government Committee, Even Days, 1:30 pm
  • Resources and Conservation Committee, Odd Days, 1:30 pm
  • Revenue and Taxation Committee, Daily, 9:00 am
  • Transportation and Defense Committee, Even Days, 1:30 pm
  • Ways and Means Committee, On Call, pm

List of Senate Standing Committees

  • Finance Committee, Daily, 8:00 am
  • Judiciary and Rules Committee, M, W, F, 1:30 pm
  • Local Government and Taxation Committee, T, W, Th, 3:00 pm
  • Resources and Environment Committee, M, W, F, 1:30 pm
  • Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee, T, Th, 8:00 am
  • Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee, T, Th, 1:30 pm
  • Senate Education Committee, M, T, W, Th, 3:00 pm
  • Senate Health and Welfare Committee, M, T, W, Th, 3:00 pm
  • Senate State Affairs Committee, M, W, F, 8:00 am
  • Transportation Committee, T, Th, 1:30 pm

Do you live in a small Idaho city (less than 3,000)?  Ed would like your help compiling statements of what makes Idaho unique…what makes Idaho, Idaho?  Please call Ed at (208) 209-7170 or email hello@idahospeaks.com and consider being a guest on the program.  Interviews happen over the phone.  If you are not comfortable talking on the program, then you can email your comments and Ed can read them on the podcast.

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