New Ada County Commissioners Sworn-In at Courthouse

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Chairman Dave Case, left, his daughter McKayla, center and former Ada County Commissioner Vern Bisterfeldt perform Cases swearing in.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Chairman Dave Case, left, his daughter McKayla, center and former Ada County Commissioner Vern Bisterfeldt perform Case's swearing in.

Absent at Monday afternoon's ceremony to swear-in new Ada County elected officials was Sharon Ullman, outgoing county commissioner, following her November loss to challenger Dave Case.

Case was already sworn in once during a May ceremony after Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter asked him to fill the seat of retiring commissioner Vern Bisterfeldt.

Today Case was sworn in by Bisterfeldt for a full term in the seat vacated by Ullman, following a ceremony to swear in newly-elected commissioner Jim Tibbs, with incumbent Rick Yzaguirre filling out the rest of the three-member commission.

"Any time you get a new administration you're going to have changes," Case told Boise Weekly. "I think such as dealing with the past issues. We have several lawsuits we need to deal with, we have the Dynamis issue. We're going to take each thing one step at a time."

Tibbs said was determined to deliver on campaign promises.

"Generally speaking, at the 30,000 ft. level, I campaigned on fiscal responsibility, openness and accessibility and improving the relationships with other government agencies," said Tibbs. "We've got some specifics that we have in mind. Not too many that we're willing to talk about yet, but we have some simple things, here's a novel idea, like posting the recordings of the commission meetings on the website."

He added future proposals may resemble programs like Meridian mayor Tammy De Weerd's "Coffee with the Mayor," or Boise mayor Dave Bieter's Saturday office hours.

Ada County Clerk Christopher Rich, left, asks newly elected commissioner Jim Tibbs to raise his right hand for the swearing in ceremony.
  • Andrew Crisp
  • Ada County Clerk Christopher Rich, left, asks newly elected commissioner Jim Tibbs to raise his right hand for the swearing in ceremony.

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