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Gookin Now Against Public Art, Too

“Kate,” a statue by David Clemons, is one of the pieces of public art that adorn Lake City. It depicts a turn of the century lady cyclist accompanied by two dogs. You can see it at Riverstone Park. You can also view the many pieces of Coeur d'Alene public art here. (Photo courtesy of city of Coeur d'Alene Web site)

From the City Clerk Susan Weathers' notes from last night's Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting: “Councilman Gookin believes that the Consent Calendar contains too many items to be considered routine.  He also believes that if he requests an item be removed from the Consent Calendar then it does not need to be done by a motion of the full Council but should be automatically taken off the calendar.  He also noted that he opposes spending the dedicated Art Fund during the recession and if spent it should be spent on public property and not NIC’s property.   Councilman Goodlander asked Steve Anthony, Arts Commission liaison, to explain the Art Fund.  Steve Anthony reported that the Arts Commission looked at all areas in town and selected these sites in the public roundabouts.  He noted that the majority of those funds come from the Lake City Development Corporation and funds also come from public works construction contracts which are a dedicated fund that can only be used for the purchase and maintenance of public art.”

Question: Do you support Coeur d'Alene's public art?

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