The City of Boise has a strong mayor-council form of government. The Mayor works full-time, managing the day-to-day operations of the city and providing leadership and policy direction to the City Council. The Mayor chairs all meetings of the City Council, voting only in the case of a tie. The six members of the City Council work part-time, holding budget and policy-setting authority for the city.
The Mayor and City Council members are elected at large by popular vote. City Council members are elected to a specific Council seat, but the seats are not determined geographically.
City elections are held in odd numbered years (e.g. 2017, 2019, 2021).
Boards & Commissions
Department Boards & Commissions for the City of Boise
Mayor David Bieter
Mayor Bieter's vision has been to make Boise the most livable city in the country -- a vision that continues to transform the city's government culture and drive its strategic initiatives.
The six-member City Council serves as the city's legislative body with policy setting and budgetary authority.
Everyone has a right to examine and take a copy of any City of Boise public record. All public records are available for inspection except as otherwise expressly provided by statute.
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