58-19 - MAJOR LIBRARY PROJECTS

Ordinance NO. ORD-58-19

BY THE COUNCIL CLEGG, LUDWIG, MCLEAN, SANCHEZ, THOMSON AND WOODINGS

AN ORDINANCE WHICH IS ALREADY ADOPTED THROUGH THE INITIATIVE PROCESS THAT AMENDS BOISE CITY CODE TITLE ONE, TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 27; PROVIDING AN ORDINANCE NUMBER AND FACILITATING PUBLICATION AND CODIFICATION OF THIS ORDINANCE; A WAIVER OF THE READING RULES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS,in the November2019 general election,the qualified voters in the City of Boise cast a majority of votes in favor of Proposition One and Proposition Two; and

WHEREAS, on November 19, 2019, the Boise City Council unanimously voted to adopt the November 5, 2019, canvassed election results into the Council's work session minutes as set forth in Idaho Code § 34-1813; and

WHEREAS,IdahoCode Sections 34-1801B(18) and 34-1813require the Mayor to proclaim these initiated ordinances as being in full force and effect, and Mayor Bieter is making such proclamation at the December 10, 2019, City Council Meeting; and

WHEREAS, Idaho Code Section 24-1801B(19) requires that these initiated ordinances be published as part of City Code within thirty (30) days of the Mayor's proclamation by the City Clerk; and

WHEREAS,theCity Council is not adoptingthis Ordinance as it is alreadyadopted through the initiative process by the qualified Boise City voters, but rather facilitating its codification and publication as part of the City Code.

THEREFORE, NOW, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCILOF THE CITY OF BOISE CITY, IDAHO:

Section 1. The foregoing recitals are hereby incorporated into this Ordinance as if fully set forth herein.

Section 2. That existing Boise City Code Title One, shall be, and hereby is, amended to add a new chapter 27, and to read as follows:

Section 1-27-01: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 libraryprojects there will be more public involvement, more public support, and a better result.

Section 1-27-02: The City of Boise shall not directly or indirectly appropriate, spend money, incur debt or expenses 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.

Section 1-27-03: A plan and design proposal for any major library project shall be disclosed in the notice of election.

Section 1-27-04:Approval of a major libraryproject occurs when the majorityof votes cast are cast in favor thereof at an election held on an official electiondate designated by State law.

Section 1-27-05: Terms used in Section 1-27-02 are defined as follows:

A. “Ex penses” includes actu al monetar y pa yments, in kind assistance, the value of emplo ye e time, the value of land exchanges, direct or indirectpayments to third parties and any other consideration which promotes or enhances the development of a major library project in any way.

B. “Major library p roject” means an y librar yproject reason ably ex pected t o require costs and/or expenses totaling not less than twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000).

C. “Plan and Design ” means a proposal that include s any elementof the cost, method of financing, location, design and size of a proposed new major library facility.

Section 3. That the three readings of and vote on this Ordinance by City Council be, andhereby is, waivedas this Ordinance has alreadybeen adopted into City Code through the initiative process as set forth in Idaho Code Title 34, Chapter 18.

Section 4. That as the Boise City Mayor proclaimed this Ordinance on December 10, 2019, this Ordinance is in full force and effect as Boise City law immediately.

ADOPTED by the Council of Boise City, Idaho, on December 10,2019. APPROVED by the Mayor of the Boise City, Idaho, on December 10, 2019.

APPROVED:

David H. Bieter, Mayor


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