• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Main Street, circa 1950-s - Ellis

    photo credit - unknown

  • 2018 4th of July Fireworks

    Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Old City Hall, circa 1930

    photo credit: unknown

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Indian Creek Plaza ice ribbon

    Destination Caldwell

  • Winter Wonderland - 7th St Bridge

    Angie Point

Agendas and Minutes

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This section of the Planning & Zoning website will be used to post agendas and minutes for the Hearing Examiner and Planning & Zoning Commission.  If you have any questions, please call 208-455-3021.  Information for upcoming Case files and meetings can be found here:

Current Case files
2019 Meeting Calendar
2020 Meeting Calendar
2019 Planning and Zoning & Hearing Examiner Roster

2019 Hearing Examiner and Planning and Zoning Agendas and Minutes:

PZ: December 10, 2019
HE: November 19, 2019 
PZ: October 14, 2019 - Special Meeting
PZ: October 8, 2019
PZ:September 10, 2019
PZ: August 13, 2019
PZ: July 9, 2019
PZ: June 18, 2019 - Workshop 6:00pm, Hearing 7:00pm
PZ: June 11, 2019 - cancelled
PZ: May 14, 2019
PZ: May 8, 2019 Summary of Meeting
PZ: May 8, 2019 Special Meeting/Workshop to discuss updates to the Comprehensive Plan and Comp Plan Map
PZ: April 9, 2019
PZ: March 12, 2019
PZ: February 12, 2019
HE: January 8, 2019

 Archived minutes can be found here


  1. Remember your objective…It is your objective to persuade the decision makers to vote or decide in favor of your side of the issue. It will not help your cause to anger, alienate or antagonize the decision makers who are listening to your presentation.
  2. Show your strength…Many neighborhood groups have organized their testimony by having one or a few people speak on behalf of the group. The leader will ask those in the audience supporting the testimony to stand. This conveys to the decision makers the seriousness with which the issue is viewed by the attending parties.
  3. Speak to the point…Public officials have heard hundreds of people give testimony. They are grateful when the testimony is pertinent, well organized, and directly regards the matter at hand. Long stories, lectures or philosophy, abstract complaints about generalities, or redundant testimony are usually a poor use of time. Please limit your testimony to 5 minutes.
  4. State your recommendation.
  5. Be informed…. Get a copy of the plan being heard, the staff report, the proposed ordinance, or other pertinent material. Then read it and plan your comments accordingly.
  6. If you don’t wish to speak, write it down… and submit it prior to the hearing. If written testimony is specific, to the point and concise, it will be given as much attention as oral testimony.
  7. Be reasonable….Put yourself in the shoes of the decision makers. They must balance all points of view, interests and proposals being made, and find the best course for the overall public good. While. Be prepared to compromise.

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting should contact the City Office at 208 455-3021 prior to the meeting. 

Cualquier persona necesitando comodidades especiales para participar en la reunión debe contactar al las oficinas de la Ciudad o llame a 208 455-3021  antes de la reunión.



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