Pamphleteers Kathy Sims and Tom Macy (pictured) shouldn't breathe easier re: the threat by the city of Coeur d'Alene to pursue legal remedies against them. Remember? The pair reportedly failed to submit the proper paperwork, pre- and post-election, for a last-minute flier in the city elections, castigating incumbents Ron Edinger, Al Hassell and Dixie Reid for their roles in supporting urban renewal. Only Sims and Macy apparently didn't appoint a campaign treasurer until after the election. Nor did they file the proper paperwork with the city clerk's office. In other words, they didn't go through the necessary steps to collect money. They could be liable for civil penalties running into the thousands of dollars. City Attorney Mike Gridley was preparing paperwork to notify Sims and Macy of their possible violations when I called a few minutes ago. The clock is running at $50 per day in one case and $250 per day, up to $2,500, in another. Stay tuned.
D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.