Changing of the guard: One mayor will start Boise’s next meeting. Another will finish it

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The Boise City Council meeting this Tuesday won’t be like most others.

Sure, the mayor will gavel it in, some ordinances will get a reading, minutes will gain approval and the meeting will adjourn.

But, two mayors and two city councils will take both take part in the meeting.

At 6 p.m. at Boise City Hall, Mayor Dave Bieter will gavel the meeting to order. He and the current city council – Lauren McLean, Elaine Clegg, TJ Thomson, Scot Ludwig, Lisa Sánchez and Holli Woodings will go through some routine business.

Then, instead of public hearings on subdivisions and the like, the council will hear special business.

First up? A swearing-in ceremony for the new mayor and new council members.

McLean will take the oath of office, moving from the council to the mayor’s seat. Ludwig will also give up his seat. In their place, Jimmy Hallyburton and Patrick Bageant will step up and take the oath of office. Clegg will also be sworn in for an additional term.

Then, the newly constituted council will vote to decide who will take on the roles of council president and council pro tem. Any member of the council can take these leadership roles.

Then, new Mayor McLean will close the meeting.

After it’s all over? Booze. The city will hold a reception in the council chambers, complete with a no-host bar.

We’ll have coverage on the next chapter in Boise politics here on BoiseDev.

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