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Wed., Jan. 2, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

Press: CdA Election ‘13 Starts Tonight

The last Coeur d’Alene City Council election was, to many people, a referendum on McEuen Park. That will be the case again this November, when the four incumbents — Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Mike Kennedy, Deanna Goodlander and Woody McEvers — will be judged more on what’s happened with McEuen than any other issue. Those four happen to comprise the voting bloc that has moved McEuen forward after 15 years of civic inertia. In addition to the millions of dollars in urban renewal funds they’ve dedicated to the project, they’ve invested every nickel of personal political capital they possessed. So it should not be surprising if tonight they remain true to their vision of what McEuen should become and they OK the commitment of several million dollars more to the park/Coeur d'Alene Press Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Will Mayor Sandi Bloem and the council majority ride the McEuen Field issue to victory or defeat in the 2013 municipal election?

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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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