They’re called “wards” in most cities, but the term would probably take on a different meaning in Boise, so Mayor candidate Judy Peavey-Derr chose “districts” in her press release today. Meanwhile, her opponent, incumbent Dave Bieter attended a ground breaking ceremony for a new library at Bown Crossing.
Boise Mayor Candidate, Judy Peavey-Derr, called for a change in the way Boise City Council members are elected by using a district method for the six council seats similar to every other elected body in Idaho.
“The Idaho Legislature, County Commissioners, Recreation Districts, and every other form of elected representation uses a district method,” Peavey-Derr said. “Cities deserve no less.
Peavey-Derr said she has already had discussions with legislators and there has been legislative interest in City Council districts in previous legislative sessions.
More than 150,000 of Boise’s 224,000 residents are under-represented or not represented at all Peavey-Derr said. “We need to go to a district system so that there is equity in representation for all Boise citizens.”
“You can tell from the map that Bieter has consolidated power in the North End,” she added.
EDITOR NOTE–At least one of the indicators should be in the area of The Depot for Maryanne Jordan who is a Peavey-Derr Neighbor.
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