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Anti-City Hall Foes To Start Recall Try

Item: Recall roll call: Foes of McEuen plan need 4,311 signatures/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: A group of Coeur d'Alene citizens is launching a recall drive against the council members who have supported the McEuen Field conceptual plan. The group, RecallCdA, will seek enough signatures from registered voters to recall council members Mike Kennedy, Woody McEvers, Deanna Goodlander and Mayor Sandi Bloem. … Orzell said he will deliver 20 signatures, the amount required to begin each recall petition, to the City Clerk's office at 10 this morning.

Question: What are you going to say when you encounter one of the petition gatherers for this recall election?

Recall Effort Vs. Bloem, 3 Councilmen

A group of Coeur d’Alene citizens is organizing a petition to recall the council members who have voted in support of the McEuen Field conceptual plan. The group, called ReCallCdA, will seek enough signatures from registered voters to recall council members Mike Kennedy, Woody McEvers, Deanna Goodlander and Mayor Sandi Bloem. Frank Orzell, an organizer of the group, spoke to The Press this afternoon about the group's effort. A press release Orzell delivered states the incumbents have “failed to represent the voice of the community in their excessive spending of taxpayer monies. Included in the list of examples being cited by voters across the city are the approval of a $39 million plan for McEuen Park, excessive salaries for city employees and a growing list of other projects…” Orzell said he will deliver 20 signatures, the amount required to begin a recall petition drive, to the City Clerk’s Office tomorrow at 10 a.m./Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Will you support a recall effort against Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem and three city council members?

Ex-Consultant: Team McEuen Erred

Item: McEuen tussle: Complaints by retired management consultant against city reviewed/Tom Hasslinger, Press

More Info: Team McEuen delivered everything its contract promised, and allegations asserting otherwise are wrong, the city's parks department said last week. After retired management consultant Frank Orzell complained that criteria in the $125,000 contract wasn't met, parks director Doug Eastwood refuted many of those claims at his City Hall office last week, saying the designers completely fulfilled the original contract. Orzell told the City Council on Aug. 2 that it hadn't been fulfilled, and therefore $60,300 in two new contracts for topography and traffic study work related to the project were unnecessary expenditures. His nine complaints ranged from undelivered bid estimates to a missed deadline, which therefore means the designers should be financially penalized per the contract.

Question: What do you make of Frank Orzell's claims?

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