Applications Now Being Accepted for Eberle's Replacement on Boise City Council


It was July 2013 when Boise Weekly first reported that Boise City Councilman David Eberle was looking to step down from his post.

"I've accomplished almost everything I wanted to. So, yes, it's time to step down," Eberle told BW. "I think the young bucks are slowly getting their feet on the ground."

And indeed, between 2009 and 2012, and in fairly short order, Council members TJ Thomson, Lauren McLean and Ben Quintana, all in their 30s, replaced outgoing members Jim Tibbs, Vern Bisterfeldt and Alan Shealy.

Eberle, first elected to the Council in 2003, and re-elected by wide margins in 2007 and 2011, said his public service bucket list was just about complete and that he was finishing construction on a new home in Garden City.

"I think I can step down, certainly by the end of my term if not sooner," said Eberle.

And this morning, that became a bit more official when Mayor Dave Bieter announced that he was accepting applications to fill Eberle's post. With the Council's consent, the mayor is able to appoint the new member, who will then presumably run in next November's general election.

Applications for the seat must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Applicants are encouraged to send their resume and cover letter addressing why they would be the best fit for this position to Applicants without web access can mail their resume and cover letter to the City of Boise Department of Human Resources, Attention City Council Application, P.O. Box 500, Boise, ID 83701-0500. Applicants must reside in Boise and be registered to vote. For additional information about the position and application instructions, visit

Currently, each Council member earns $22,135.