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Mon., March 19, 2012, 8:15 a.m.

JohnA: One & Done For Steve Adams

RE: Steve Adams: No on all federal funding/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press

JohnA: Adams’ vote against the city matching federal funds for CityLink is very shortsighted. Does he really think without that match the federal government will simply save the million dollars a year they send to the county? That million per year is use-it-or-lose-it money; the feds give you three years to spend your allocation or IT GOES TO SOMEONE ELSE. The county opts to work with the Tribe and KMC to match the funds and 600,000 rides are the result. Meanwhile, it is grant money from the highway user tax on each gallon of gasoline we all buy. What better way to spend those user fees than encouraging people to take the bus instead? Adams’ stand is absolutely undefensible and his actions do nothing to further his community or the needs of his constituents. One and done, I hope.

Question: Is Steve Adams a man of principle re: his anti-federal government stand or extremely shortsighted?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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