There are lots of ways that Boiseans can make their voices heard — so here are a few opportunities for public input that are currently open.
Zoning Code Conversations
Boise’s new zoning code is the talk of every local election right now, and we’re just a month away from its implementation. To prepare for that rollout, the City of Boise is hosting four “community conversations” throughout the month open to the public.
- Nov. 6 at Library! at Cole and Ustick.
- Nov. 15 at Library! at Bown Crossing.
- Nov. 21 at Library! at Collister.
- Nov. 29 at Library! at Hillcrest.
Idaho Power, Customers Quarrel on Solar Panels
Idaho Power wants to change how it bills and pays homeowners with solar panels, and decrease how much it pays people who distribute their solar electricity through the public utility company.
At a three-hour meeting last week, members of the public who testified either outright asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) to reject the proposed changes, or wanted them adjusted.
Some said that while they’d installed solar panels to increase their use of renewable energy, Idaho Power’s changing of the rules was disingenuous. Meanwhile, Idaho Power said that people without solar panels pay an “unfair share” of grid maintenance, and adjusting credit rates would make them more fair.
Check out Idaho Press’ coverage of last week’s hearing for a deeper dive.
To leave a comment, go to the IPUC’s case comment form page and use the case number IPC-E-23-14.