Many, though not all, IAC members have participated in at least one of the IAC Steering Committees. For those of you who have not, this week and next week are the times to dive in. These meetings are open to the public, meaning that even if you did not sign up for a steering committee last December, you are still welcome to sit in on the meetings. The upcoming meetings scheduled for this week make that easier than ever because they will all be held via Zoom.
Here’s our line-up of committee meetings for the week as well as a little sneak peek regarding who you can expect to hear from in each meeting.
The Transportation Committee kicks off the week tomorrow from 10-11 am MST. Highlights from the agenda include a presentation on the recent Transportation Study conducted by the Idaho Policy Institute at Boise State University as well as an update from ITD on estimated revenue impacts due to COVID-19 and an update on Broadband led by Idaho Department of Commerce Director Tom Kealey.
Next, tomorrow afternoon the Public Lands committee (which was combined with the recently dissolved Environmental & Energy Land Use committee) meets from 2-3 pm MST. This meeting will feature a presentation on PILT Tax Equivalency, as well as updates from the Forest Service and BLM.
On Thursday, September 17 from 10-11 am MST the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will be meeting with a packed agenda. Expect updates on the interim Property Tax Study Committee, upcoming changes in the legislature due to the primary and general elections, some major leadership changes in the Senate, and an update on the recent Special Session. If you are curious about the current state of play in Idaho politics, you don’t want to miss this meeting.
The following week we have two more committee meetings lined up. The Health and Human Services Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd from 2-3 pm MST and Justice and Public Safety will be meeting on September 23rd from 2-3 pm MST.
In Health and Human Services expect updates on the Catastrophic Health Care Program, the IMD Waiver, and a Health District Panel discussion led by Carol Moehrle from Public Health District 2.
The Justice and Public Safety Committee will have presentations on the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections focusing on a legislative update and the Idaho Department of Corrections focusing on inmate movement.
If you’ve wondered about joining a steering committee or would like to check out a different committee than what you typically participate in, please join us. To access the committee meetings, register at the links below to get an email with instructions on how to access the meetings.