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Council-McEuen Meeting ‘Contentious’

HucksOnline asked a Berry Picker in attendance whether the City Council-LCDC-Team McEuen meeting Thursday morning was contentious. Here's the reply: "Yes it was contentious.  Dan and Ron pulled all the positive energy out of the room with their whine about Legion Ball. Dan said that we were 'kicking the kids who play ball to the curb.' Also: 'Baseball is the all american sport and we were talking it away." What he failed to notice was that the amphitheatre part of the park would allow a pick-up baseball game for anyone who wanted to put together a game.  It actually shows how baseball could be played there on that site on the plans,  just no organized ball, no fences.  Ron, was just harping continually on the 'equal or better' and that we were breaking our promises to Legion. It was clear that they will continue to fight every part of the project and anything that could be related to it."

Question: Will Councilman Ron Edinger's legacy of public service to Coeur d'Alene be affected in a positive/negative way by his dug-in position on McEuen Field?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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