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Tue., Dec. 13, 2011, 8:29 a.m.

CdA To Spell Out Nepotism Rules

Item: Cd'A mulls personnel rule changes: Family members of mayor, city council could not be hired/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: The city of Coeur d'Alene wants to add language in its personnel rules spelling out mayor or city council family members can't be hired as employees. The change, one of four proposed amendments to employee rules, is the Idaho statute the city said it inadvertently violated when it hired City Council President Ron Edinger's three grandchildren as seasonal workers. The three grandchildren were fired earlier this year after city officials said the rule was pointed out to them."It's about time," Edinger said Monday on adding the language. "I think it should be known, and I think all department heads should know about it."

Question: Do you care whether or not the city of Coeur d'Alene adds language to statues to make it clear that the city can't hire family members of the mayor or council?

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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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