Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kuna mayor to recommend a five-member urban renewal agency board

Kuna Mayor Scott Dowdy said he expects to propose a five-member urban renewal agency board, on the low end of the range of the three to nine members allowed by state law.
Dowdy said last week that he has a good pool of potential candidates who have expressed interest in the board, including Kuna Chamber of Commerce President Chase Craig, chamber member Sharon Fisher, along with some members of the city’s Design Review Committee.
City planning director Steve Hasson said that the city is considering melding the Design Review Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission and giving back some of the Design Review duties to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
This is for a couple of reasons: The waning economy and lack of development has not kept the Design Review Committee very busy and the addition of an urban renewal board may make it difficult to find more community members committed to filling so many volunteer positions in Kuna.
Dowdy said he expects to present a list of candidates for the urban renewal agency board at the next council meeting on July 19.

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