(Coeur d'Alene Councilman John Bruning, pictured) noted that his city's population grew by more than 9,600 people in the past decade, nearly 28 percent growth since 2000. “Coeur d'Alene grew at a faster pace than the overall state of Idaho, for many good reasons,” Bruning told the (redistricting commission), “among them a healthy business climate, a good place to live, a caring community … a desirable place to call home.” Speaking for the whole city council and the mayor, Bruning urged the commission to keep Coeur d'Alene and other cities whole in redistricting, rather than dividing them among legislative districts. Given the numbers, Bruning said, “Keeping Coeur d'Alene whole in redistricting is not just sensible, it is almost mathematically perfect.”
- Coeur d'Alenes want their rez in Kootenai County legislative district/Eye On Boise
- Testimony: How communities fit in redistricting, economics vs. politics/Eye On Boise
- Redistricting panel told to choose towns over politics/Maureen Dolan, Press
Question: Should Coeur d'Alene be kept as a single legislative district or be split among other districts?