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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Community Invited to “Imagine IF” in Idaho Falls Growth Discussion

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – The City of Idaho Falls is inviting residents to join in a discussion on the future of growth in the City of Idaho Falls through an innovative initiative entitled “Imagine IF.”

“Imagine IF” is a plan to move Idaho Falls forward through community wide discussion about growth and change.  As part of the initiative, residents will be asked to complete a short survey about their vision for the city.  The survey will be available online at www.imagineif.city later this month.  

Residents can also request a paper copy of the survey be mailed to them by calling 208-612-8799, or they can pick one up at the Idaho Falls Community Development Services (CDS) Department located in the Idaho Falls City Hall Annex at 680 Park Avenue in downtown Idaho Falls.

In addition to the survey, CDS will be engaging residents in neighborhood meetings all across the city during the months of February and March.  The neighborhood meetings will be hosted with limited in-person attendance in accordance with the most current Covid-19 guidelines.  However, each meeting will also be broadcast online through the Webex virtual meeting platform and on Facebook Live. 

“We are very excited to launch the ‘Imagine IF’ initiative and have a meaningful conversation with the community about growth and everything that comes with it,” said Brad Cramer, Director of Community Development Services for the City of Idaho Falls.  “For the first time ever we will be adding neighborhood meetings into the process to give people an opportunity to talk about the part of town they have the most investment in.  We see this all as a great opportunity to learn from each other and explore both big and small ideas to make improvements to our community now and into the future.”

A link or phone number to the meetings can be obtained by visiting www.imagineif.city or by emailing imagineif@idahofallsidaho.gov.  Links to the meetings will also be advertised and available on the city’s Facebook page.  Each meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and will run until 7:45 pm.  A full list of the dates and areas of the city for the meetings will be announced within the next few weeks.

All of the community feedback from the community meetings and the data from the survey will be used to help complete a major update to the city’s comprehensive plan being conducted this year. 

“Idaho Falls is growing at a rapid rate.  Growth can be exciting, but it can also bring concerns and be seen as a threat to the way of life we’ve come to enjoy,” said Cramer.   “’Imagine IF…’ is an opportunity to come together as a community to talk about those concerns as well as the excitement that comes with growth and change.”

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Media Note: For additional information or to arrange an interview with city staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer Bud Cranor at 208-612-8306 or at bcranor@idahofallsidaho.gov.

 

 

 

 

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