On OpenCDA.com, Bill McCrory discusses Mary Souza's role -- or lack thereof -- in the blog site, while she is a candidate for mayor this year:
As OpenCdA reported yesterday, Mary Souza has declared her intention to file as a candidate for the office of Mayor in the 2013 Coeur d’Alene City Election. Most people who have followed OpenCdA since its inception know that it was founded by Dan Gookin (now Councilman Dan Gookin), Mary Souza, and me. To Dan and Mary’s credit and out of respect for the people in the community, both of them chose to withdraw from OpenCdA when they became candidates. Mary has indicated that she will not be commenting on any of the various blogs, including OpenCdA. In my opinion, that’s very wise. Words written on a blog can be twisted and taken out of context. Dan occasionally adds comments to posts here, and Mary has given me permission to reprint her email newsletters when they are distributed. More here.
- You can read statements by Mary Souza and Councilman Dan Gookin from Mary's announcement Friday that she's running for mayor of Coeur d'Alene this year here.
DFO: Mary has also assured me privately that she won't be part of OpenCDA.com during her run for mayor.