Chapter 15

Library Projects

1-15-1: Purpose


The people of the City Boise find that it is in the interest of the City of Boise and its residents to work together in pursuing major projects and that by having a public vote on major library projects there will be more public involvement, more public support, and a better result. (Ord. 58-19, 12-10-2019; amd. Ord. 22-20, 7-28-2020)

1-15-2: Election Approval Required


The City of Boise shall not incur expenses as defined herein, for the construction or any additional aspect of any major library project unless the City Council of Boise has received the approval of the qualified electors of the City of Boise at a duly conducted election. (Ord. 58-19, 12-10-2019; amd. Ord. 22-20, 7-28-2020)

1-15-3: Disclosure Of Plan And Design Proposal


The proposed schematic design and funding strategy for any major library project shall be disclosed in the notice of election. (Ord. 58-19, 12-10-2019; amd. Ord. 22-20, 7-28-2020)

1-15-4: Approval


Approval of a major library project occurs when the majority of votes cast are cast in favor thereof at an election held on an official election date designated by State law. (Ord. 58-19, 12-10-2019; amd. Ord. 22-20, 7-28-2020)

1-15-5: Definitions


Terms used in this section are defined as follows:

EXPENSES: Actual monetary payments, in-kind assistance, the value of land exchanges, direct or indirect payments to third parties, and any other consideration which promotes or enhances the development of a major library project. Expenses shall not include any City incurred costs for the development of a schematic design, as defined herein.

FUNDING STRATEGY: The planned method of any financing mechanisms that will be utilized to fund any major library project.

MAJOR LIBRARY PROJECT: Any library project reasonably expected to require expenses totaling not less than twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000).

SCHEMATIC DESIGN: The preparation of studies to ascertain the requirement of the project, consisting of drawings and other documents illustrating the scale and relationship of the project components for approval by the City. The SCHEMATIC DESIGN includes the architect's preliminary estimate of construction costs. (Ord. 58-19, 12-10-2019; amd. Ord. 22-20, 7-28-2020)