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Adams, Gookin, Edinger Won't Show

A groundbreaking ceremony for the first step in the McEuen Field redevelopment project will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the lower level of the City Hall parking lot, but not everyone is saving the date. The three City Council members who have opposed the downtown park plan since the get go said Wednesday they don't plan on showing up for the celebratory event. They're not trying to show up the side of the council who supports the plan, they said, they just don't want to be a part of something they've sided against all along. "I just don't think I could stomach it. The whole thing kind of makes me ill," said Steve Adams, who was elected in November in part because he took a firm stance against the $14 million park redevelopment project, and will be elk hunting at the time of the ceremony. "I oppose the project, I still oppose the project. I don't think I could stand there and watch the dirt movers roll. It would be gut-wrenching, heart breaking"/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Jerome A. Pollos Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Brooke Carey watches her daughter Paige Carey, 1, swing at the McEuen Field playground Wednesday)

Question: Would you want Steve Adams, Dan Gookin or Ron Edinger to appear at ground-breaking ceremonies for the future new & improved McEuen Field?

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