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With new mayor, Boise urban renewal agency to hold off on leadership decision; changes possible

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Usually, Boise’s urban renewal agency, the Capital City Development Corp. holds leadership elections each January.

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Not this year.

CCDC decided to defer the election until next month.

New mayor Lauren McLean said during a taping of the BoiseDev podcast she looks forward to meeting with CCDC staff and leadership.

“I really appreciate that the leadership of the CCDC board held off their elections,” she said. “We are meeting with the leadership in the next week.”

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Former Mayor Dave Bieter selected each of the current seven members of the commission. By statute, the board can include as many as nine members. McLean said she and her team are looking at the makeup of the panel going forward.

“We are starting to have conversations about what the right person to be on that committee looks like,” she said. She will consider nominating two more members of the commission and notes a seat will come open in May. She said there could be some other openings among the current seven members.

The terms expire on a staggered schedule:

  • Ben Quintana, May 1, 2020
  • Scot Ludwig, April 30, 2021
  • Maryanne Jordan, May 9, 2021
  • Ryan Woodings, January 1, 2022
  • Gordon Jones, March 31, 2022
  • Dana Zuckerman, September 10, 2022
  • Dave Bieter, October 16, 2022

Currently, Zuckerman serves as chair, Woodings serves as vice-chair, and Bieter serves as both secretary and treasurer.

McLean: Urban renewal an ‘incredible tool’

McLean maintained support for the use of urban renewal.

“It’s important to me that the city and the urban renewal (agency) work well together,” she said. ” (It’s) a really good tool to invest in neighborhoods. If dollars are being spent…in another agency, they should be spent in a way that gives a nod to the clear message that the public sent. They want more transparency, more accountability, that they want new leadership, and that transporation and affordable housing are major issues right now.”

She said the process to add urban renewal districts on the Boise Bench and along State Street should continue. But she wants to continue to evaluate how and where those districts are constituted.

“I want to look hard at what the lines look like, and the process of those lines going forward, and seeing if there should be some edits. I said on the campaign trail… That we should think twice, three times, four times about the process we are using to have the conversation on how we use that tool.”

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