The rapid growth of Magic Valley towns may have slowed down during this recession but the planning for growth continues.  City and county officials in Jerome will begin a study of future growth shortly for the area of impact, a task that was last performed in 1996.  A committee of nine people will study the area of impact around town of Jerome, outside the city limits, to decide where the likely future growth may occur over the next several years.  Jerome city and county officials will work together on the project which will require approval from both entities.  The nine-member committee will comprise of three city council members, the three Jerome County commissioners, and three community residents.  The committee will have 180 days to complete the task.