- Huckleberries hears ... the North Idaho Building Contractors Association has also taken a position against the recall. Will post statement when I get it.
The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce released a statement moments ago, taking a position against the attempted recall of Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three Coeur d'Alene City Council members. In a statement signed by chamber board Chairman Darin Hayes and President/CEO Stephen T. Wilson (pictured), the chamber said: "The ability of citizens to recall elected officials is necessary and vital, particularly in instances of unethical, illegal or fraudulent actions or behavior. The reason cited for recall in the petitions filed by RecallCDA meet none of those criteria. The Mayor and named Council Members have been doing exactly what they were elected to do: consider issues and make decisions. Targeting individuals for recall because of a difference of opinion is not an appropriate or valid use of the recall mechanism." More here.