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My 2 Cents: Ron And Dixie And Al, My Oh My

In the Coeur d'Alene Press this morning, Brand Xer Dave Turner wrote a front-page story re: the re-election plans for veteran council members Ron Edinger, Al Hassell and Dixie Reid. Basically, Ron and Al are leaning toward re-election. Dixie is noncommital. No surprises. That's the way it has been for some time now. I'd like to see all three run again because I like the way the city is going. I like the progress downtown and along the riverfront. I like the vision for Midtown and the education corridor. I like the way the mayor and this council have tackled major problems -- even if they've struck a dry hole (Sanders Beach) at times. Ron and Al are shoe-ins, unless something unforeseeable happens between now and November. The only thing that would fit that description, as I write this in mid-June, is the property tax situation. During the weekend, I posted an >Idaho Statesman story in which property owners in Boise and McCall reacted strongly against their new valuations. We got our new valuations in the mail a week or so ago. It'll be interesting to see how that affects the tax bills that will be coming soon to a mailbox near us.

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.