Idaho Falls is a great place to live, to do business, and to recreate. There are so many things that make IF special. IF is growing and with that growth comes many opportunities, as well as the concern that those things we love about our town may change. Idaho Falls is already evolving. In an effort to bring the community together for a meaningful conversation about growth and how to manage the change it brings, Idaho Falls is launching Imagine IF…a Plan to Move Idaho Falls Forward Together.
This effort is an opportunity to help shape how our city grows and changes today and into the future, keeping Idaho Falls a great place to live. Ultimately, the conversations will form the basis for the city’s new plan for its future. The information on this page explains how to participate, the project timeline, and resources to understand some of the challenges and opportunities the community is already facing. We hope you will participate with us as we work towards what we IMAGINE…
Check back frequently for updates on how to get involved and information about this project!
City-Wide Second Round Survey and Public Workshop
After reviewing the City-Wide Survey and the feedback from Neighborhood Meetings, the city is asking for residents to complete a second round survey. Survey participants will be eligible to win one of five $25 gift cards. The survey will ask city-wide questions and then direct residents to answer questions specific to their neighborhood. The survey will be open from July 13th to August 11th, 2021. Please click the link below to take the survey:
The Public Workshop will be held on July 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers (680 Park Avenue). Attendees do not need to attend the entire time. It will be an open house format with a short presentation repeated every 30 minutes and an opportunity for the public to review the material and provide comments, as well as ask questions of staff.
A second round of engagement is an important part of the overall public involvement strategy. The first round of surveys, focus groups, and neighborhood meetings established themes, issues, and a vision for City growth. This second round is designed to allow citizens to help prioritize the possible actions to address issues raised during round one.
The public workshop will be an in-person opportunity to review the possible actions and ideas, ask questions of staff, and provide feedback and other ideas that may have been overlooked. There will be a short presentation that will be repeated every 30 minutes and broadcast on Facebook Live.
City-Wide Survey Results
Full Data Report (with Comments)
Full Data Report (without Comments)
Community Development Services are holding 5 neighborhood meetings to discuss growth and change in Idaho Falls and its neighborhoods. These meetings are designed so staff can learn about concerns and preferences specific to the neighborhoods where people live, rather than just at a City-wide level. The meetings will be an opportunity for staff to learn about what is great about the City’s neighborhoods as well as what can be done to improve them. The meetings will also cover important topics such as health, housing, and connectivity.
The meetings are designed with COVID-19 in mind and will be available online via Webex and Facebook Live. For those wishing to attend in person, they may come to the City Council Chambers at 680 Park Avenue. Those interested in attending via Webex can click the link below to join the meeting or email email@example.com to receive a calendar invite before the meeting.
CDS has partnered with Poll Everywhere for these meetings, which will allow citizens to participate directly in the meeting regardless of which platform or location they choose. The Poll Everywhere can be accessed through a mobile web browser or the App can be downloaded before the meeting. Staff members will be assigned to monitor comments and chats in all platforms so everyone’s comments will be taken into account. If you cannot attend the meeting live, recordings will be available through Facebook and www.imagineif.city and poll questions will still be available for one week following the live meeting.
Neighborhood Meeting Schedule
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Neighborhood 1: February 24, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 1
Neighborhood 2: March 3, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 2
Neighborhood 3: March 10, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 3
Neighborhood 4: March 17, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 4
Neighborhood 5: March 31, 2021 from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Survey Results -Executive Summary Neighborhood 5