(Idaho Falls, ID) – The City of Idaho Falls Neighborhood Services Department (CDS) is set to hold its fifth and final community meeting designed allow public input on the creation of a plan for future growth within the city.
The “Imagine IF” meetings were designed so City staff could learn about concerns and preferences specific to the neighborhoods where people live. The final meeting will be held Wednesday, March 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will focus on Neighborhood Area 5, which includes the areas south of Sunnyside between I-15 and Hitt Road.
The meetings have been an opportunity for staff to learn about existing positive aspects about the City’s neighborhoods as well as what can be done to improve them. The meetings have also covered important topics such as health, housing, and connectivity.
Each meeting has focused on different neighborhoods within the City. The meetings are broadcast live via the online meeting platform, Webex, as well as on Facebook Live. Those interested in attending via Webex can visit www.imagineif.city to join the meeting or email email@example.com to receive a calendar invite.
For those wishing to attend in person, they may come to the City Council Chambers in the City Hall Annex building, located at 680 Park Avenue; however, due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, seating in person is limited. Online attendance is encouraged.
“These neighborhood meetings have been a great opportunity to learn from residents and find out what they love about where they live as well as what changes they are concerned growth will bring,” said CDS Director Brad Cramer. “That education is vital for our staff to understand the most effective and supportable ways to help manage that change. Development is happening quickly and now is the time to participate and learn from each other.”
CDS partnered with Poll Everywhere for the meetings, which will allow citizens to participate directly in the meeting regardless of which platform or location they choose. Staff members monitor comments and chats in all platforms so everyone’s comments will be taken into account.
For those who cannot attend the meeting live, recordings will be available through Facebook and www.imagineif.city. Poll questions will also remain available online for one week following the live meeting.
Findings from the meetings and ideas developed as a result of the feedback will be presented at a second round of meetings to be held later this summer.
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Media Note: For more information or to arrange an interview with city staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at firstname.lastname@example.org