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Angry Crowd Closes ULUC Meeting

It was powder keg that darn near went off in the Kootenai County Courthouse Monday night. Luckily, the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department was able to snuff the fuse by informing the Kootenai County Planning Commission that its meeting was over capacity, so it was canceled. But not before a few sparks went off.  Pressure started building in 2010 after Kootenai County adopted a new comprehensive plan and decided to update its land use codes to enforce the new plan. As the proposal was being developed, county officials met with several community groups, advisory groups and affected land owners to explain their intentions. Still, after years of meetings, it became apparent during a forum on the subject earlier this month that many county residents are still frustrated. That all came to a head Monday night/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Press photo: Nearly 300 people turned out for the Kootenai County Planning Commission's hearing on its proposed Unified Land Use Code)

Commenter Bob Ely: "Those of us who live in the county are quite concerned that the county commissioners are going to ram this ill conceived plan down our throats. Note to commissioners: go back to the drawing board."

Question: What percentage of the public do you think is concerned re: the proposed new land-use code?

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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