A controversial plan to redesign McEuen Park won’t be put to a public vote, the Coeur d’Alene City Council decided Tuesday night. The City Council voted 4-3 not to hold an advisory vote on the plan, following two hours of passionate testimony from citizens on the plan to redesign the popular green space on the city’s waterfront. Mayor Sandi Bloem cast the tie-breaking vote. “I don’t think that good planning can take place in a public vote,” she said. The redesign is still a work in progress, Bloem said. Council members Deanna Goodlander, Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers joined Bloem in voting against the public advisory vote. Council members Ron Edinger, Steve Adams and Dan Gookin favored an advisory vote/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.
- Bloem says compromise needed as McEuen plan moves forward/Tom Hasslinger, CdA Press
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