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City Clerk Takes Issue With Editorial

This letter is in response to (today's Coeur d'Alene Press editorial): "The opening statement reads “If you’re looking for someone who disagrees with something Mayor Sandi Bloem has voted for, voted against or decided on her own, count us in.” I wish to clarify that the Mayor does not vote except in the case of a tie vote.  Over the past ten years the Mayor has broken a tie vote of the City Council six (6) times.  That is six (6) times in 365 meetings held by the City Council over the past 10 years.  In reviewing the City Council meeting minutes, the Mayor last broke a tie vote on January 1, 2009.  Prior to that she cast a tie-breaking vote in November 2008, June 2006, September 2006, August 2002 and July 2002.  The only time the Mayor has cast a vote regarding McEuen Park was on July 16, 2002 when she broke a tie vote on a motion by Council to limit public comments to three minutes.  The motion failed with the Mayor’s tie-breaking vote"/City Clerk Susan Weathers.


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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