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Recall Drive Starts, Opposition Ready

Item: Second time's the charm: Petitions certified to begin recall effort; mayor, city council supporters gather/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press

More Info: The petitions to begin a recall effort against three Coeur d'Alene City Council members and the mayor were certified Thursday, leaving the citizen group spearheading the campaign 75 days to collect 4,311 signatures. The deadline to collect enough signatures from registered city voters to get a recall election on the Nov. 6 ballot for Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Mike Kennedy, Woody McEvers and Deanna Goodlander is 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.

DFO: I attended the meeting of about 40 individuals opposed to this loony recall effort last evening at the Fort Ground Grill, including former state Lt. Gov. Jack Riggs, NIC trustee chairman Nic Armon, and representatives from the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. It's mentioned briefly in the Press story. Too briefly. We'll be discussing what was said there throughout the day. There will be organized opposition to this insane attempt to oust Mayor Sandi Bloem and the better half of the City Council.

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