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Ludwig resigns CCDC commission post

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Former Boise City Council member Scot Ludwig will leave the Capital City Development Corporation commission as well.

Ludwig informed Mayor Lauren McLean of the decision today.

“I have always considered my seat on the CCDC Board as a liaison between City Council and CCDC,” he wrote in a resignation letter to McLean, which he provided to BoiseDev. “The interrelationship between the City of Boise and its Urban Renewal Agency is extremely valuable and I respectfully urge Mayor McLean, as she fashions a Commission consistent with her goals, to include a currently elected council member as my replacement.”

His resignation is effective after today’s meeting.

Former Boise Mayor Dave Bieter appointed Ludwig to the urban renewal agency’s board. His term does not expire until April of 2021.

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Ludwig also serves as a local attorney and developer of a project for two mixed-use towers in Downtown Boise. His application to the City of Boise for the project left his fellow council members hearing an appeal. He later sold one of the properties but said he retains an option to develop the project. He previously told BoiseDev he would wait until leaving office to move forward on the project.

Ludwig regularly recuses himself on CCDC business because of his ownership interest in the project that sits within the agency’s River/Myrtle-Old Boise urban renewal district.

In his letter, he thanked members of the board and staff and said Boise should be proud of the agency.

McLean told BoiseDev last week that she is already looking at the agency’s future commission makeup.

“We are starting to have conversations about what the right person to be on that committee looks like,” she said.

She said will consider nominating two more members of the commission and notes another seat will come open in May.

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Don Day
Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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