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Council Resolves Not To Use Taxes

On a unanimous voice vote, the Coeur d'Alene City Council approved Councilman Mike Kennedy's resolution not to use bonds, increased property taxes, or new levies to pay for $23M to $40M in changes to McEuen Field. In a prepared statement, Kennedy noted that a City Council can't bind future councils in terms of funding. He called for funding sources for park improvements to come from, among other things, the urban renewal district, grants, parks capital improvement fund, private donations, service clubs and community groups, in-kind contributions. He expressly resolved that funding not come from general obligation bonds, property taxes above those proportionately allocated for parks, and new levies for maintenance and construction of the park.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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