Pocatello-Chubbuck Merger Advisory

Despite vote Pocatello-Chubbuck merger plan not dead yet

Idaho State Journal
By Shelbie Harris
Nov 9, 2020

While Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England says the result of the Bannock County advisory ballot question should put to rest any effort to consolidate Chubbuck and Pocatello into one city, the committee interested in studying the endeavor hasn’t yet decided its next steps. more

Bannock County voters shoot down study of proposed Pocatello-Chubbuck merger

Idaho State Journal
By Shelbie Harris
Nov 3, 2020

Bannock County voters rejected on Tuesday the plan to study a proposed Pocatello-Chubbuck merger. more

Sample Ballot District 28 and District 29

The Bannock County Advisory Question re support of exploring consolidation is on page 2 of the ballot.

Advisory question on 2020 ballot sparks debate on exploring consolidation between towns


Stephen Timm a Pocatello resident says he wouldn't support a consolidation between Pocatello and Chubbuck, a topic discussion that's been had for years.

"Not really. Chubbuck doesn't want to be consolidated the majority of the people there are against it and I don't blame them," says Timm.

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Pocatello-Chubbuck merger advisory

Some Background

From Randy Stapilus and the Ridenbaugh Press:

One City or two?

September 20, 2019
About a century ago a bunch of cities were located in northern Bannock County, in the area of Pocatello. There was Pocatello and Chubbuck and, among others, on the northwest side of the larger community, Fairview and North Pocatello. More

Idaho State Journal

By John O'Connell Sept 14, 2019

Proposal would combine Pocatello and Chubbuck into one city under new name
Pocatello City Council President Jim Johnston is championing a long-shot plan he’s convinced would result in big municipal savings, thereby easing a weighty tax burden on many Bannock County residents.

Nonetheless, Johnston acknowledges a lot of people won’t like the idea he’s espousing — especially if they live in Pocatello’s northern neighbor, Chubbuck.