Murgoitio Park & Public Testimony

Murgoitio Park Public Comment Due August 5th by 5pm – email

P&Z Hearing on Annexation and Land use Map Amendment – August 9th @ 6pm. (virtual and in person at City Hall – Effective today Masks are required!)

Application Numbers for Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission

  1. CAR21–00020 is for the annexation, park address is 3801 S. Cole Road.
  2. CPA21–00002 is for amending the Comprehensive Plan (Blueprint Boise) Land Use Map from “Parks/Open Space” to “Compact Residential” which allows for 6–15 dwelling units per acre.
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Murgoitio Park Neighborhood Association Meeting.

South Cole Neighbor Association (SCNA) and South West Ada County Alliance (SWACA) will hold a joint meeting to discuss Murgoitio Park. The meeting is July 26 at 6:00pm at Legends in the Spectrum complex (Cole & Overland). We want to hear from you.

The subject of the meeting is about strategy, “How can we reach a positive result?” and “What is the best way to achieve that result?”.

The current city administration is not following precedents set by previous city leaders to engage in discussions with the public on park development. City officials will not be present, please direct comments on the city’s handling of the matter to the city. We will provide information on how to testify at city hearings.

Boise School Board Meeting

The Boise School Board is meeting today at 5:30pm, 8169 W Victory Road. The meeting is open to the public, but no public testimony. Send your comments to the school board by email. I posted the school board emails addresses previously.

While I do not see it on the agenda, I have been told that one item will be the approval of the annexation of school property. The annexation is necessary to connect the city north of Victory to Murgoitio Park. Once a small piece of the city touches Murgoitio Park, the city can cancel the Murgoitio Park plans and put in high density housing.

Several people on social media have indicated that they plan to protest. Here is a link describing your first amendment right to protest. Know Your Rights. Please read it. Please follow the guidelines. If you do protest, do not disrupt the meeting, do not block people from entering the building, do not try to intimidate, and especially no violence or vandalism.

Meeting Notice

South Cole Neighborhood Association May Meeting.

Virtual Zoom Meeting with ACHD Commissioner -Jim Hansen

Thu May 13, 2021 6pm – 7pm

Agenda: South Cole Residents are invited to share their experience on the main roads in our Neighborhood. Including Cole, Maple Grove, Orchard, Overland, Victory, Lake Hazel, Desert Ave., Targee St. and Amity.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 698 148 0197
Passcode: scole

Meeting Minutes February 9, 2021

Minutes for February 9


Board Meeting to Discuss Creating a Website

February 9, 2021

Time:     6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Attending:          Kathy Corliss, Phil VanSickle, Mike Rush, Earl Hinrich, Marian Herz, David Hawk, and Vicky McIntyre

Purpose:             To discuss a website layout to be a formal location where members of our association and people interested in our neighborhood association can go to find information quickly.

Many ideas were thrown around on what might be on a website.  Earl had put together a basic site to demonstrate to the other Board members what could be possible.  We agreed that the site wanted to contain ongoing news that needs to be update frequently to “tickle” members’ interest in our association.  We need to provide contact to the leadership on the face of the page.  Discussions included such things as:  a privacy policy, documents, about, map of our area, a calendar of events, an “opt-in” sign up to be a part of the association or to volunteer, coming events, comments, etc.

Earl said that a Domain name costs about $15/year and that a web hosting agreement generally costs about $150/year.  Earl has said he will provide both on his personal accounts to get us started.  Earl uses a software package called “WordPress” that he says is easy to use and that it is“open source” software.  Earl will make all Board members editors on the website.  His site is  We all should go register on this site.

Topics that we thought could go on a site were:  Mayor McLean spoke at the Rotary, Bird of Prey, Discussion about district elections to be held in the city in the future election, etc.

We talked about how we might incorporate the Prison, Birds of Prey, and other areas of interest in our association.

Vicky McIntyre and Marian Herz volunteered to take Earl’s demonstration website and develop a more complete website for presentation at the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.


Vicky/Marian:     Design a website for the next meeting

Kathy/Mike:        Schedule next meeting.

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, March 9, 2021