Comprehensive Plan presented to City of Mountain Home

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 23, the City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting with all Councilman present.

Mayor Rich Sykes established a quorum and invited Horrocks and Boise State University Idaho Policy Institute to hold the Comprehensive Plan presentation.

"We are really close to having the final draft done and will get it to the Council, said Executive Director of Economic Development Courtney Lewis. "We are also looking at dates for the next public outreach so they can review the draft and show the public how we got where we are."

A representative of Horrocks gave the presentation to the Council. The update focused on input from the public. There were 1,400 responses to the on-line survey done this past spring. From the outcome of the responses it appeared that residents are very prideful and protective of Mountain Home. With almost every response received, one of the biggest worries was keeping the "small town feel" to Mountain Home, which Horrocks says they have kept in mind.

The top five priorities for the City during the planning are economic development, housing, community development, growth management and infrastructure. To finish the presentation objectives of the City Council were reviewed. Those objectives are to preserve the small town feel, community health and well being, livability (providing amenities and resources), building relationships with statewide partners and maximizing resources.

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