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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Statement from Mayor Kling Regarding Smart Growth in Nampa

Headshot of Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling (taken 2020)

The City of Nampa is seeking to wisely respond rather than react to House Bill 389 to protect the fragile balance between housing, jobs, our economy and the impact to taxpayers.

Due to the impact of House Bill 389 and the significant growth our community is experiencing, we are continuing to update and refine the fiscal analysis of new growth on city services. Our fiscal analysis tool helps inform council of service level requirements related to property tax revenue so that proposed projects do not create an undue burden on existing residents and pay their fair share. Growth needs to fund growth.  

At this time, the City of Nampa is not considering a moratorium on new construction. 

Our goal is to make wise decisions related to growth. The attempt to stop growth could impact countless families by taking away jobs and possibly further exasperate the fast escalation of housing prices and assessed values.  

Monday, May 24, 2021, the Nampa City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Nampa City Hall (411 3rd Street South). The action item around the fiscal analysis is anticipated to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Mayor Kling will also be meeting with community members and leaders to listen and discuss the appropriate response to growth and the impact HB389 has on city services.

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