When the Boise City Council gavels into session Tuesday, January 5, it will face a full agenda
, including the half-million dollar restoration of terrazzo flooring at the Boise Airport, revised pricing for the city's geothermal service, new lease agreements at the airport for Alaska, American and Delta airlines, and a contract to continue providing fire protection to the Boise V.A. Medical Center.
But the most important order of business will be the administration of oaths of office to Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and council members Elaine Clegg, Scot Ludwig and Lauren McLean, all easy winners in last November's general election.
Bieter won a record-tying fourth term of office
as Boise mayor, securing a commanding 69 percent of the vote. Clegg won 66 percent of the vote in her race; Ludwig secured 69 percent and McLean (unopposed) won 100 percent of the vote.
Another important matter will be decided Tuesday evening, the election of a City Council President, held for the past few years by Councilwoman Maryanne Jordan, who in March 2015 was appointed to the Idaho State Senate,
representing Boise legislative district No. 17 when former Sen. Elliot Werk resigned to join the Idaho Tax Commission. Jordan said she would continue to serve as a Boise council member until the end of her term, expiring in 2017.