To the surprise of very few, former Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has found employment with a development firm.
According to KTVB NEWSBieter is joining Dave Wali at the Gardner Company, the development firm responsible for major downtown Boise projects like the Zions Bank Building and the underground transportation hub, among others.
Bieter was mayor when those projects came about. He also previously appointed himself to the board of the Capital City Development Corp., Boise’s urban renewal agency. His term expires in 2022 despite his defeat in the November city election which saw former city councilor Lauren McLean win the mayor’s position.
She has also appointed herself to the CCDC urban renewal agency in an obvious move to blunt Bieter’s position. With Gardner so active in development projects, it would appear Bieter will be faced with conflicts of interest as an employee of the firm and a CCDC board member.
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