Subject: Working Effectively with ACHD When: Wed. Aug. 3 from 6 – 7pm Where: Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street, Room 135 The room is right next to the door on the eastern side, and it’s easiest if you enter there. Parking is available behind the building on the eastern side in the spots marked “visitor.” RSVP toDeanna if you plan to attend. ACHD staff will discuss the following:
Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise have teamed up to create the Citizens Planning Academy. We will hold monthly sessions on the first Wednesday of each month at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The purpose of the Academy is to help citizens interested in participating in planning efforts throughout the Treasure Valley—from regional to the neighborhood—to understand how to become effective advocates on land use, transportation and other planning topics. Each session will cover one topic. We will bring in staff or other knowledgeable presenters for each session and discussion will be encouraged. The sessions are free and open to anyone.
- Development – how to be involved, policies, etc.
- Plans & Projects – how to be involved
- Community Programs – how to submit project requests
Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley rank as one of the 20 fastest growing American regions. To facilitate better planning of this rapid growth, Professor Stephen R. Miller at the University of Idaho College of Law and Idaho Smart Growth are teaming up to create the Citizens Planning Academy, an effort to build planning and land use law capacity within the Treasure Valley region, which begins with a series of monthly workshops. Our first session is this coming August 3rd and will focus on how the Ada County Highway District--one of the country's few unified highway districts with control of both city and county roads--works. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Here is the announcement:
First Citizens Planning Academy Session on Aug. 3rd