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Boise Mayor reviews first 100 days

Boise Mayor reviews first 100 days
Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 19:17:19-04

BOISE, Idaho — Boise Mayor Lauren McLean's first 100 days in office have been unusual. Coronavirus has turned everything upside down, but on Thursday she outline the key moves she is making to move the city forward.

She says she has narrowed the search for a police chief down to two candidates and could make a decision after next week. She also says she will error on the side of public health when deciding when and how to reopen the city during the coronavirus.

"I believe we can't have a strong economy in the on run if we haven't protected and secured the public health," said Mayor McLean. "We need people for an economy and we need to know we're healthy and the community is safe to build the economy in the long run."

McLean says she thinks it is possible the city could reopen for large public gatherings by fall, but it all depends on what the health experts and the science says. The mayor says her top priorities moving forward are the budget, a climate proposal and the economic development plan.