Developer Scot Ludwig plans to build a pair of towers, nine and eleven stories tall, in downtown Boise that will require approval of the development services office of Boise City along with building permits, city council and CCDC approval.
His chance of approval appear pretty good at the outset. Ludwig is a member of the City Council and a member of the CCDC (urban renewal) board. The director of Boise’s Development Services, Derick O’Neill, has been running Team Dave’s development services department for about five years. He is also listed as the top officer of O’Neill Enterprises, LLC.
Team Dave would easily point to the wisdom of having “experienced” people on their boards and staff. Watch for some laundering of ownership soon.
Here is how the LAW sees it: I.C. 50-2017
“No public official or employee of a municipality (or board or commission thereof), and no commissioner or employee of an urban renewal agency shall voluntarily acquire any personal interest, direct or indirect, in any urban renewal project, or in any property included or planned to be included in any urban renewal project in such municipality or in any contract or proposed contract in connection with such urban renewal project.”
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