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City Sewer Fee Case Goes to Idaho’s Highest Court

BOISE – Cities across Idaho are closely watching a lawsuit that seeks refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a new home there... Read More

AIC News

NLC Announces Commitment to Enhance Cities' Use of Data & Evidence

The National League of Cities (NLC), the nation's largest and most representative organization for cities and their elected leaders, today announced that its members will have access to a first-of-its-kind workshop series through NLC University on foundational data practices that build effective local governments.  Read More

Register Today for FEMA Training Sept. 11-13

FEMA Region X is pleased to announce an offering of the L0426 Building a Roadmap to Resilience: A Whole Community Training course, taking place on September 11-13, 2018 in Salem, OR.  Read More

Idaho Energized -- Energy Innovation & A Case for Energy Codes

The June 2018 AIC Annual Conference packed in an "Energy Track," among our other informative general sessions and workshops.  For those interested in taking a longer, second, or first look at some of the resources provided - READ ON!  Read More

Reducing Community Risk from Asbestos Exposure

The use of asbestos, a mineral fiber occurring in rock and soil, in building insulation was once commonplace in countries around the world, until the health risks as one of the most dangerous carcinogens ever used by the construction industry became widely known.   Read More

Keeping Idaho Cities Safe During a Prolonged Fire Season

Extreme heat bakes out the moisture absorbed by forests and sagelands during the winter and spring months. Read More

Idaho Water Use by Source & Category -- USGS 2015 Report Now Available

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) compiles water-use data for the United States every five years.  Read More

Clean Water Act in Idaho -- Emerging Opportunities Amid the Compliance Crisis

The Association of Idaho Cities works hard to provide our members with the resources they need to protect public health and safety.  Read More

Idaho City Management Association Senior Adviser Program: What You Need to Know

The Idaho City Management Association (IdCMA) has adopted the Senior Adviser Program in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).  Read More

Register Today for ICCTFOA Institute in Coeur d'Alene

The 2018 Idaho City Clerks, Treasurers and Finance Officers Association Institute will be held in Coeur d’Alene at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn on September 19 – 21.  Read More

Idaho 2018 Revised Withholding Tax Tables are Effective Immediately, Special Requirements Apply to Form W-4

The Idaho State Tax Commission has revised A Guide to Idaho Income Tax Withholding (rev. 6-20-2018), containing updated 2018 state income tax withholding tables adjusted for inflation and reflecting a reduction in the income tax rates.  Read More

AIC Shines Its Community Spotlight on Tetonia

Tetonia lies in the upper Teton Basin (Valley) about six... Read More

AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho... Read More

AIC Highlights Noteworthy City Clips

Check out noteworthy things done and honors received by cities around Idaho as... Read More

 

ICRMP Corner

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is an organization that works to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of government entities through focused cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery.
 
The best news is, local governments can join for free at https://www.cisecurity.org/ms-isac/
 
There are also free resources dedicated to elections infrastructure security at https://www.cisecurity.org/elections-resources/.  

 

Regional

Can States Tax Gas Stations on Tribal Lands?

After years of fights between Washington state and the Yakama Nation, the debate is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Read More

$2.4M land deal brings jazz school, affordable housing to Rainier Valley

The intersection of Seattle’s rapid growth and its impact on performance spaces has been front and center in recent weeks as musicians and residents alike have rallied the city to stop a developer from tearing down the Showbox.  Read More

Google doubles down on massive Seattle campus with another new building in Amazon’s backyard

Google’s huge Seattle campus being built on Amazon’s backyard of South Lake Union is about to get a lot bigger.  Read More

Idaho News

Gov. Otter appoints Grow to fill vacant Idaho Senate seat

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter announced that Eagle resident and small business owner C. Scott Grow has been appointed to fill the term of former District 14 State Sen. Marv Hagedorn.  Read More

Twin Falls City Council sets max budget, intends to use some of its forgone balance

TWIN FALLS — The Twin Falls City Council intends to use some of its forgone balance for the coming year’s budget in order to pursue some sidewalk and road overlay projects.   Read More

Hayden Town Hall for Levy Increase

HAYDEN — A town hall meeting to discuss Hayden’s proposed levy rate override is scheduled for Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.   Read More

City’s comp plan reaches final stages

PAYETTE — What is now a multi-year project to produce a new comprehensive plan for the City of Payette appears to have entered the home stretch.  Read More

Land and Water Conservation Fund set to expire

The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which since 1970 has provided $958,000 for 13 projects in Blaine County, is set to expire on Sept. 30.  Read More

Spirit Lake Crews Replace City Mural 

SPIRIT LAKE — The city’s public works guys were hard at work Tuesday morning, replacing the “Legend of Spirit Lake” mural in the little park.   Read More

Lawmakers wrestle with prison increases, question policies

Idaho is one of just three states that provides its prison inmates virtually no way to earn time off for good behavior behind bars, and its “compassionate release” program for terminally ill inmates is among the nation’s most restrictive.  Read More

Ketchum, Sun Valley will explore consolidating public safety services

The cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley will study consolidating their police and fire services.   Read More

Drug courts and other special courts steer Idahoans away from prison

Six or seven months into her time in Ada County’s drug court program, Hillary Clark relapsed.   Read More

New Idaho Falls Power Assistant General Manager announced

IDAHO FALLS — Stephen John Boorman, PE, has been selected as the new Assistant General Manager of Idaho Falls Power. Stephen has been in engineering and management for almost 30 years, most of that with electric utilities.  Read More

With the new trespass law in effect, how are Magic Valley sheriffs enforcing it?

TWIN FALLS — A month and a half after Idaho’s controversial new trespassing law went into effect, some Magic Valley sheriffs say they haven’t gotten enough calls yet to notice a significant difference in the investigative process — but they worry that the law could cause confusion come hunting season.   Read More

Cracks be gone: Burley to resurface tennis courts, still needs donations

BURLEY — At least four of the town’s six tennis courts at Salmon Park will be redone this fall and city officials hope to raise enough money in the next month to complete the remaining two courts.  Read More

Citizens' committee begins exploring options for expanding jail, courthouse

TWIN FALLS — A citizens’ committee has begun considering options to solve the crowding issue at the Twin Falls County jail and courthouse.   Read More

National

Washington Takes Action on Key Workforce Investments

This year, the National League of Cities (NLC) is focused on telling the story of city infrastructure through our Rebuild With Us campaign.   Read More

The Unexpected Cost of Trying to Land Amazon's HQ2

In bidding for the company's second headquarters, many cities may have tipped their hand on tax incentives.  Read More

With Opioids, Police Move Beyond Arrest-First Approach

Instead, they’re connecting drug abusers to substance treatment and other resources.  Read More

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