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Longo, Eastwood, Anthony To Retire

The City Council on Tuesday approved a set of separation packages for five retiring department heads, a move that will save the city at least $145,000 over the next two fiscal years. Recreation Director Steve Anthony, Parks Director Doug Eastwood (pictured), Police Chief Wayne Longo, Human Resources Director Pam MacDonald and Planning Director Dave Yadon each have accepted packages. Their retirements will be staggered over two years, beginning the second half of 2013. “These are members of our executive team and we will be sad to see them go,” said Wendy Gabriel, city administrator. “But by accepting these incentive packages, they are allowing us to plan ahead for their succession.” The city's Separation Incentive Proposal has been used effectively through several previous rounds of early retirements/Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: I simply can't imagine Coeur d'Alene without Doug Eastwood & Steve Anthony running the parks & recreations departments. Can you?

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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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