Attorney Arthur Macomber whispers something to Kootenai County Commissioner Dan Green during a meeting to discuss the proposed county government changes on next Tuesday's ballot last night at the Coeur d'Alene Library community room. The event was sponsored by the county GOP Central Committee, which is on record as opposed to the suggested changes. (Duane Rasmussen photo special for Huckleberries Online)
Streamline Kootenai County, the group behind the proposed changes to Kootenai County government, has raised $26,458 to date, according to its 7-day, pre-election campaign finance report. The organization has spent $13,890 and has $12,568 on hand for the final push to pass the controversial measure. Among those contributing $500 to Streamline Kootenai County in the latest filing period are: Dean Haagenson, Ron Nilson, Eve Knudtsen, Brad Dugdale, Michael Bendig, Jim Eises, Glacier Partners and Chapman Financial Services. Other significant contributors are Paul Anderson, Jack Beebe, Sue & Tom Thilo, Mike Patano. Gordon Longwell, Bruce Cyr, Wanda Quinn, Jim Elder, Pepper Smock, Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty and Lake City Ford Lincoln. You can see the full report here. And: Oct. 10 report here. (Inset photo from Streamline Kootenai County Web site)
Question: Definitely appears as though the Coeur d'Alene business community pushing this. What do you think?