TWIN FALLS — Should Twin Falls officially declare itself a “welcoming city” for immigrants? The City Council is set to consider this question Monday.
The first item for consideration on the agenda is a proposal being brought by Mark Crandall to adopt a “welcoming city” resolution like the ones Boise and Ketchum passed earlier this year. Crandall is a Boy Scout troop leader, and he says in a letter attached to the City Council agenda that he came up with the idea after an Eagle Scout Service Project at the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center.
“A similar statement of support from our City Council would go a long ways in our current environment to demonstrate that Twin Falls is a welcoming city,” Crandall writes. “It would help show that our city is full of Good Samaritans like the boys in my Scout troop, and that we do not allow ourselves to be defined or caricatured by the alt-right media.”
Among other agenda items, the Council is also scheduled to hear a presentation on the status of the Main Avenue redevelopment project, as well as one on damage city roads have suffered due to this year’s harsh winter and a request to use up to $4.4 million in money the city has in the street reserves fund to fix these roads.