(1) The purpose of this chapter is:
(a)  To encourage the funding and construction of regional community infrastructure in advance of actual developmental growth that creates the need for such additional infrastructure;
(b)  To provide a means for the advance payment of development impact fees established in chapter 82, title 67, Idaho Code, and the community infrastructure that may be financed thereby; and
(c)  To create additional financial tools and financing mechanisms that allow new growth to more expediently pay for itself.

Terms Used In Idaho Code 50-3101

  • Community infrastructure: means improvements that have a substantial nexus to the district and directly or indirectly benefit the district. See Idaho Code 50-3102
  • District: means a community infrastructure district formed pursuant to this chapter. See Idaho Code 50-3102
  • Governing body: means the county commissioners or city council that by law is constituted as the governing body of the county or city in which the district is located. See Idaho Code 50-3102
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114
(2)  Only community infrastructure to be publicly owned by this state or a political subdivision thereof may be financed pursuant to this chapter.
(3)  A community infrastructure district may only be formed pursuant to this chapter by a city in the city’s incorporated area, or by a county in an area contained within a city’s comprehensive plan with the city’s consent.
(4)  A community infrastructure district may be formed only after (i) prior review and approval by the governing body of each county or city in which the district is proposed to be located of a petition requesting the formation of the district, and (ii) the necessary approvals for site development under the local land use planning act, sections 67-6501 et seq., Idaho Code, and the planning and zoning ordinances of each county and city in which the district is proposed to be located have been obtained; provided however, that where there will be phased development, approvals obtained for the first phase of site development shall be sufficient for the initial creation and organization of the district. The formation of a district pursuant to this chapter shall not prevent the exercise by a county, city or other political subdivision of any of its powers on the same basis as on all other land within its jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the formation of a district, the development of real property located within the district shall remain subject to the provisions of chapter 65, title 67, Idaho Code, and the applicable planning and zoning ordinances of the counties and cities in which the district is located. The formation of a district pursuant to this chapter shall not prevent the subsequent establishment of other districts or the improvement or assessment of land within the district by a county, city or other political subdivision.
(5)  This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Community Infrastructure District Act."