Best Bieterization of Boise

Mayor Dave Bieter's impact on CCDC and GBAD

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Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has his fingerprints all over his fair city. Not only does he get the corner office at City Hall, but his handpicked candidates in this year's Greater Boise Auditorium District--Steve Berch and Jim Walker--ousted incumbents Stephanie Astorquia and Rob Perez in a May election. Meanwhile, over at the city's other hall of power, the Capital City Development Corporation, the CCDC Board of Commissioners now includes City Council members Lauren McClean and David Eberle. Bieter even named himself as a CCDC commissioner. Topping things off is the fact that CCDC's new director is John Brunelle, who was previously hired by Bieter to be director of Boise's Office of Economic Development. We can't help but wonder if Bieter has his eyes set on the Ada County Highway District...

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