It's always hard to get something out of candidate debates that using a format like the League of Women Voters did Wednesday night. Brief opening. A coupla questions that may or may not be of interest. Little interaction between candidates. Then short closing remarks. It allows incumbents to skate through the process because they know the material better than their opponents. But last night a nugget popped out in the closing minutes of a House District 4 debate when Republican Kathy Sims voiced her disgust that Lake City Development Corp. controlled so much tax money at a time when local and state government is short of revenue. It was obvious that she was in the CAVEr corner when it comes to urban renewal. Democrat Paula Marano, pictured, deftly countered Sims' short statement by gesturing at the community room and noting that LCDC money helped build the library and many other wonderful assets in the community. Indeed.
Question: Do you want a Coeur d'Alene representative who backs or opposes current urban renewal legislation?