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Adams: Rather Join Than Fight

A Coeur d'Alene city councilman who has voted against moving forward with nearly every component of the McEuen Field redevelopment plan, said he's ready to surrender the fight. “At this point, I've effectively conceded,” Steve Adams said Tuesday, one day after voting to approve a memo of understanding between the city and American Legion baseball. “What else am I supposed to do?” Siding with Adams in favor of the MOU at Monday's General Services Committee meeting - an advisory panel of the City Council -was member Ron Edinger, who, like Adams, has opposed all votes tied to the estimated $14.2 million park overhaul since the beginning but agreed to the MOU. Edinger said he approved the MOU “begrudgingly,” and did so only because American Legion baseball approved the agreement that would have them playing ball at Ramsey Park by opening day 2013. “The way I looked at it, the American Legion, their board was in favor of doing that,” Edinger said. “I've always supported the Legion program, although I don't believe (the proposed ballpark is) equal or better”/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

DFO: I never thought I'd say this, but H/T to Steve Adams for seeing the light.

Question: Now are we ready to move ahead with making McEuen Field another terrific attraction on the Coeur d'Alene waterfront?


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