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Mayor Brian Blad

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911 N. 7th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
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CALLING CITY HALL - MAYOR'S CALL-IN PROGRAM


“Calling City Hall” is shown live the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The program helps citizens learn more about city government and community issues, while providing an opportunity to call in with any questions, suggestions, or concerns they may have.


For more information about this program, Government Access Television, or Public Access Television, please contact Video Services at 208-234-6281

CALLING CITY HALL VIDEO ARCHIVE
 
February 4, 2014

In segment one Mayor Blad and Council member Michael Orr speak with Valerie Watkins and Jim Johnston about the upcoming CommUniversity Event Celebrate Idaho State. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pond Student Union Building on the campus of Idaho State University. More than 100 groups will provide a variety of free food, entertainment, art, culture, information, and scientific displays and demonstrations.

 

In segment two Mayor Blad and Councilman Orr are joined by Richard Harmon and two youth delegates representing the Japanese Sister Cities Subcommittee. The purpose and mission of the Pocatello/Iwamizawa Sister Cities program is explained, and a variety of upcoming fundraisers is discussed.

 
April 3, 2012

In segment one Mayor Blad and Council member Steve Brown host Steve Hieb, Code Enforcement Officer to discuss property maintenance issues and the City of Pocatello’s property maintenance codes. He lets viewers know how his department investigates code enforcement complaints and how they work to resolve them. He also talks about how citizens can work together to help resolve property maintenance issues in their neighborhoods.

In segment two Mayor Blad and Councilman Brown are joined by Stephanie Palagi with Old Town Pocatello, Inc. She talks about upcoming events Old Town Pocatello has planned for this summer, including the return of Revive @ 5 Summer Concert Series, the Farmers Market, and Saturday Market - Old Town's brand new flea market. Ms. Palagi highlights new businesses located in Old Town Pocatello and the downtown Post Office situation are also discussed.

 
March 6, 2012

In segment one Mayor Blad and Council member Eva Nye discuss plans for a new animal shelter and a future shelter bond with Animal Services Director Mary Remer. Kristen Medina, the Animal Shelter Volunteer Coordinator, also talks about the many fun volunteer opportunities available at the shelter.

In segment two Mayor Blad is joined by Scott Ransom, Pocatello Zoo Superintendent and Corrine Coffman, the new Zoo Educator to discuss the many fun activities planned for all ages at the Pocatello Zoo this summer. They also welcome a very special guest during the program, the Zoo’s new mountain lion cub, and will discuss the “Name the Cub” online auction happening March 5 - 14 to raise funds for the Zoo's new grizzly exhibit.

 
February 2, 2012

In segment one of this episode Mayor Blad and City Councilman Jim Johnston speak with Dr. Kent Tingey, Vice President of University Advancement at Idaho State University about community university partnerships. They also discuss "Celebrate Idaho State" a family-friendly expo of ISU and its numerous opportunities and programs of excellence. Featuring free food, entertainment, demonstrations, displays, activities, and tours of the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Idaho Research Center (formerly the Ballard Building). In the second segment Mayor Blad and Councilman Johnston talk with Arlo Luke and Jay Colonel of Valley Pride. They discuss the origins and successes of Valley Pride and its continued efforts to improve the community and bring businesses to Pocatello.

 
December 6, 2011

In segment one of this episode Mayor Blad and City Council President Eva Nye talk with Idaho Meth Project Volunteer Leader, Traci Santillanes to discuss how meth affects each person in our community. Ms. Santillanes previews the new anti-meth ad campaign launched by a coalition of eight states, which includes Public Service Announcements and online resources for teens and their parents. More information on this campaign can be found at www.methproject.com. In the second half of the program the Mayor and Councilwoman Nye speak with Lt. Paul Manning of the Pocatello Police Department about the very successful the Medication Take-Back Program, which addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.

 
November 1, 2011

In segment one of this episode Mayor Blad and Councilman Roger Bray talk with BJ Stensland of Aid for Friends and Sarah Leeds of Family Services Alliance. Their discussion focuses on the services Aid for Friends and Family Services Alliance provide for homeless in the community. In the second segment the Mayor and Councilman have a conversation with Brian Lowman and Lance Clark of the Parks & Recreation Department. They discuss winter team sports activities such as adult and kids basketball and co-ed volleyball as well as winter outdoor sports such as those supported at the Mink Creek Nordic Center. Mayor Blad and Lance Clark also discuss grant money recently received to upgrade the City Creek trails.

 
October 4, 2011

In segment one of this episode Fire Chief Mike Irwin and County Commissioner Steve Hadley join Mayor Brian Blad to discuss the upcoming Ambulance District Levy and what it means to our community. During the second half of the program, the Mayor will be joined by Ruth Whitworth, Pocatello City Clerk, and Jay Bingham, Bannock County Elections Administrator. They discuss how to register to vote, how and where to vote absentee, and how to find your polling place for the Nov 8, 2011 municipal election.

 
September 6, 2011

Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Steve Brown and Lonnie Crowell, the City's recently appointed Planning & Development Services Director. Director Crowell discusses his vision for our community and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. In segment two of the program the Mayor and Councilman are joined by Deirdre Castillo, Pocatello City Engineer. She provides an update on the South End Connector and other City engineering projects.

 
July 5, 2011

Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Roger Bray, Tim Forhan and Jay Colonel from Valley Pride who discuss Valley Pride’s mission to increase the growth, beauty, and overall environment of our local area. In segment two of the program, the Mayor and Councilman Bray are joined by Scott Ransom, Director of the Pocatello Zoo who discusses the many fun activities planned for all ages at the Pocatello Zoo this summer including the upcoming Midsummer’s Night event.

 
June 7, 2011
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Craig Cooper, Captains Brian Maynard and Richard Nelson of the Pocatello Fire Department who discuss the upcoming summer months, family BBQs and how to safely discharge and dispose of 4th of July fireworks. In segment two of the program, the Mayor and Councilman Cooper are joined by Dave Hunt, Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) Director who discusses recently announced PRT fixed route revisions in response to growth and an effort to improve efficiency.
 
May 3, 2011
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Craig Cooper, Parks & Recreation Director Jerry Sepich and new Community Recreation Center and Ross Park Aquatic Complex Manager Stacie VanKirk who discuss their plans for summer fun at our City pools and special events. In segment two of the program, the Mayor and Councilman Cooper discuss the new community “Medication Take-Back Program" with Pocatello Police Captain Jim Peterson. A program on how to properly dispose of unused medication.
 
April 5, 2011
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Gary Moore and City Recycling Coordinator Deborah Brady. The discussion highlights the City's recent transition to providing (as part of regular garbage services) commingled curbside recycling to all residential customers. Segment two is a conversation with the City Environmental Education Coordinator, Hannah Sanger and Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair Committee members Linda Burke and Shannon Ansely discussing activities planned for the upcoming 2011 Environmental Fair.
 
February 1, 2011
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Steve Brown and Gynii Gilliam, Executive Director of Bannock Development Corporation. The discussion highlights what the Bannock Development Corporation does, the process of business recruitment and their past accomplishments. She also discusses what she feels the future holds for economic development in our community. Segment two is a conversation with Robert Chambers, Director of the City’s Planning & Development Services Department. Robert Chambers, will discuss Tax Increment Financing (TIF). He will outline how the City uses this important economic tool to attract businesses to our community. He will also discuss past successes and how a TIF district can be retired.
 
December 7, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Roger Bray and Pocatello Street Operations Department Superintendent Randy Ghezzi. The discussion highlights winter weather conditions and snow control removal. Superintendent Ghezzi outlines how the department prioritizes plowing and sanding roads during winter storms. Segment two is a conversation with Mary Remer, Animal Services Director and Kristen Medina, Animal Shelter Volunteer Coordinator both advise viewers of the problems with giving pets as Christmas gifts. Ms. Remer discusses pet care during the winter and Ms. Medina discusses the shelter’s volunteer program and how citizens can participate by becoming volunteers.
 
November 2, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilwoman Eva Johnson Nye, and BJ Stensland, Executive Director of Aid for Friends. The discussion highlights the opportunities available to help those in need in our community to have a happy holiday season. Segment two is a conversation with Lee Ann Dutton, Manager of the City of Pocatello Neighborhood & Community Services Division discussing the City’s RENEWAL program that helps qualifying citizens with emergency winter home repairs and general home repairs.
 
October 5, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Gary Moore, and Pocatello Police Officers Clint Gross and Captain Rick Capell on traffic enforcement within the city. Segment two is a conversation with Pocatello Fire Chief Mike Irwin on the upcoming Ambulance Levy on the November 2010 ballot.
 
September 15, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Craig Cooper, and Pocatello Fire Department Chief, Mike Irwin and Assistant Chief, David Gates. Segment two is a conversation with Water Pollution Control Superintendent, Jon Herrick and WPC Laboratory/Pre-Treatment Supervisor, Candice Hurt.
 
August 3, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Steve Brown and Pocatello Fire Department Assistant Chief, Mike Williams. Segment two is a City budget conversation with the City's Chief Financial Officer, Dave Swindell.
 
July 6, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Ron Frasure, and Public Works Director Greg Lanning and the City's Chief Financial Officer, Dave Swindell. Segment two is a conversation on water conservation with Dave Stoker of the Pocatello Water Department.
 
June 1, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Gary Moore, Parks & Recreation Director, Jerry Sepich and Dorsey Hill of the Ross Park Master Plan Steering Committee. Segment two is a conversation with Pocatello Zoo Director, Scott Ransom.
 
May 4, 2010
Segment one is a conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Roger Bray and Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, Director of Marketing, Jennifer Bowen. Segment two is a conversation with City Planning and Development Services, Grants Administrator Melanie Gygli.
 
April 6, 2010
A call-in conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilman Craig Cooper and Local First representative Amy Burks and City Parks & Recreation team sports and outdoor sports programmers, Brian Lowman and Lance Clark.
 
March 3, 2010
A call-in conversation with Mayor Brian Blad, Councilwoman Eva Johnson Nye and local business owner Jay Reeves and City Chief Financial Officer, Dave Swindell.
 

 

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