Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Edinger Seeks, Fails To Get Public Vote

Councilman Ron Edinger received loud applause and shouts of approval from many in an audience of about 400 at a special council meeting this evening when he made four motions to limit the reach of proposed McEuen Field changes, including his call for a public vote. However, only one of his four motions received a second and passed — to remove Tubbs Hill from the discussion of McEuen Field changes. Edinger said he supported a scaled-down plan but not the one “grandiose” one presented by Team McEuen, which will cost an estimated $23M to $40M. Edinger received a second from Councilman Mike Kennedy for his motion to remove Tubbs Hill from the McEuen Field planning process and a unanimous vote from the council. Kennedy amended the original motion to request that the Parks & Recreation Commission, citizens, of disability, and Tubbs Hill Foundation work together for the rest of the year to present a comprehensive plan to improve and protect Tubbs Hill. But Edinger failed to get a second for his separate motions to remove the 3rd Street docks and the American Legion field from the McEuen Field makeover plans. Also, he didn't get a second for his motion to allow a public vote. His comments and motions were cheered repeatedly by about 60-70 individuals who were wearing white shirts and blouses and holding “public vote” signs.

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

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.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here