Boise & Garden City

Boise wants your input on proposed 2016 budget

The city of Boise is seeking public feedback on its proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which runs from October to September 2017.

The proposal will come before the Boise City Council for the first time Tuesday. The proposed $515 million budget includes a $196.7 million general fund budget for funding basic city services like police, fire protection, libraries and parks.

Council members will discuss the entire budget Tuesday at an 8:30 a.m. workshop. A full public hearing will be held during the council’s regular at 6 p.m. meeting on July 21. The full budget booklet, including an executive summary and Mayor David Bieter’s overview message, can be viewed online here.

Anyone who wants to comment before next week’s workshop or the July 21 public hearing can do so by by sending an email to; calling Bieter’s office at (208) 384-4422; or sending mail to: Mayor’s Office, City of Boise, P.O. Box 500, Boise, Idaho, 83701.

All comments will be accepted as part of the record and provided to council members before next week’s workshop and the July 21 public hearing.

As with all council meetings and work sessions, this year’s budget deliberations will be streamed live and archived on the City Council’s website at

Final adoption of the FY 2016 budget is expected in August.