City Government

No Surprise, Woods Gets City Job

After being defeated by Sharon Ullman and losing his Ada Commish seat, Paul Woods landed a job at Boise’s Public Works Dept. as a division chief–to the surprise of no one.

By all reports, Woods is a great guy and highly qualified for the job which had a new description drafted just prior to the retirement of the former deputy. Boise’s Public Works spokesman said 48 people applied for the job and noted the job description had not been updated for 30 years.

Woods was the former foothills land coordinator for the Boise Parks Dept. prior to his election to the Ada Commish job. The GUARDIAN predicted the hire in a December 21 POST.

Comments & Discussion

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  1. Rod in SE Boise
    Feb 4, 2009, 3:48 pm

    I don’t suppose the Boise Public Works spokesperson was willing to discuss the qualifications of the other 47 applicants.

  2. I doubt anyone would doubt Paul Woods’ qualifications or his ability to do the job. Never the less, this reeks of cronyism and “inside deal making!” Don’t worry Paul, if on the outside chance the crazy lady beats you in the election, we have your back and will take good care of you! Someone, somewhere in the bowels of city/county government made that statement, or one very similar!
    As a citizen, I am offended and amazed at the openness of this “insider elite” deal making! If Paul Woods were a man with the scruples that his persona presents, he would refuse the job! I guess we will shortly see just how good of a guy Paul is!

  3. bert farber
    Feb 4, 2009, 6:37 pm

    looks like some people have no problem weathering the recession

  4. Tom Anderson
    Feb 5, 2009, 1:04 am

    Us normal folk get to go down to the Department of Labor and fill out bazillions of job applications that get sucked into a dark singularity that won’t even spit out ‘thank you for applying’ messages anymore. Wish I was one of the Elite, they’ve got it real plush like up there in their crystal palaces.

  5. Melvin Yorgelpretzel
    Feb 5, 2009, 1:55 am

    My wife and I were the original source of the Boise Guardian story on this in December. We knew that Woods would get it, and of course, he did. It sure is starting to get old, being right about local politics. Sigh.

  6. Melvin….is that really your last name?

  7. Team Dave gets another member!

  8. Melvin,

    I LOVE your last name!

  9. Congrats. Woods is a good guy with a great command of the issues.

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