I read this article with amazement. Eagle's mayor nominated Jeanne Jackson-Heim to fill the vacant city council position, and she was unanimously approved by the city council. What could they be thinking?
Jackson-Heim is the Executive Director of the Idaho Real Estate Commission. Per it's web site, the Commissioners must be actively licensed as a broker and have at least 5 years experience as such.
Given the city council's oversight of the planning and zoning function, it seems to me that Ms. J-H is a walking, talking conflict of interest. Perhaps she is the most fair person in the world. I don't know her. Given her background as a broker, and her current job, she is so immersed in the real estate world that it can't help but color her views, and probably her judgment.
It seems like a crazy choice.