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Foes: Build A Park, Not Just Parking

The Team McEuen public presentations of their “McEuen MASTER” was shown with many wondrous amenities - things many of us would love to see. Just one problem … we aren't getting the things most people are expecting to see. We are not getting an upgraded park… we are getting a very expensive under street Parking Garage and mass phase I grading - which will reshape the entire area … forever. (Come to think of it …. we don't remember Parking facilities, boat launch removal, a maintenance shop for city vehicles as being part of the slideshow photos or questions on Team McEuen's survey…do you?) What happened to all of the actual park items? Those items are now on a separate “a la carte” list to be possibly completed “later” as the budget allows or as donations or corporate sponsors develop/Rita Sims-Snyder & Julie Clark, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (SR file photo: Kathy Plonka)

Question: What's wrong with increasing park space by building a multi-level garage on the north side of Front Street?

Judgment Day: McEuen Field

Seems Friends of McEuen Field are prepared to make a last stand tonight when the Coeur d'Alene City Council meets to possibly decide the fate of McEuen Field. On the site, Friends of McEuen Field are urging supporters to bring 10 friends and wear white to the meeting which begins at 6 o'clock at Woodland Middle School. Mary Souza exhorts in bold-face letters: “We must pack the room … the meeting will NOT be televised.” Friends of McEuen Field Julie Clark & Rita Sims-Snyder write that there will be signs at the door demanding a public vote, “Save the Boat Launch,” “Save the Ball Fields,” “Save the small town charm” … “Save the $$$$.” They encourage all speakers to tell the council to not approve the plan as is — and put it to an advisory public vote. Sounds like plenty of fireworks are in store tonight. More here.

Question: Do you plan to attend tonight's meeting?

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