Former Boise City Councilor Scot Ludwig stepped down from the CCDC, Boise’s urban renewal agency in order to give newly elected Mayor Lauren McLean to a chance to appoint someone who shares her vision for downtown.
Ludwig suggested in his letter of resignation that McLean appoint a current City Councilor to fill the vacancy he created.
Although the Capitol City Development Corp. (CCDC) is the city urban renewal agency, it is an “independent body, corporate and politic.” The mayor appoints members, but city control stops at that point. No more than half the members can be city councilors.
Former Mayor Dave Bieter appointed himself and unless he makes the same gentlemanly move as Ludwig, he will remain on the board until his CCDC term expires in October 2022.
All of the current members of CCDCV are Bieter appointees and supporters.
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