LIVABILITY

We all know Boise is a great place to live. Our abundant recreational opportunities, great parks and open spaces, plus all the amenities of a mid-size city to attract positive economic growth. While Boise continues to expand in population, we can’t sacrifice our unparalleled quality of life. We must provide the infrastructure residents and businesses depend on.

Public Amenities – I strongly support partnerships to develop a multi-use downtown stadium in the West End that will not only serve as the new home of the Boise Hawks, but also an economically viable venue for conferences, concerts, and other sporting events, including minor-league soccer. I’m also proud to support Boise’s world-class libraries, including the system’s recent expansion at Bown Crossing and will continue the work necessary to address needed improvements at our main branch though private/public partnerships.

Quality of Life – The protection of our air and water, our commitment to sustainability, and preservation of our open spaces are essential to maintaining and enhancing Boise’s quality of life. I am proud to have supported many policies that promote these values, including: no sort recycling, curbside composting, and the implementation of energy efficient projects to reduce our carbon footprint, as well as protecting thousands of acres of our foothills. If reelected, I will continue to prioritize sustainability initiatives as well as park enhancements and expansions in areas where new growth and development is outpacing available green space.

TJ THOMSON ON THE ISSUES

Jobs and the local economy

Thanks to a boom in economic growth over the last decade, Boise has become a premier place to do business.

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Housing

Boise is growing, which is great news for the job market. Yet, increased growth places a greater importance on city services and can place a strain on affordable housing options for area residents.

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Transportation

Increasing traffic is a challenging issue that comes along with Boise’s growth. Simply building more and wider roads to accommodate growth is expensive and not a feasible long-term solution to our transportation challenges.

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Livability

We all know Boise is a great place to live. Our abundant recreational opportunities, great parks and open spaces, plus all the amenities of a mid-size city to attract positive economic growth.

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Public Safety

Our police, firefighters and other first responders put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. They deserve our full support.