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Adams says he kept his promises

In a flier being circulated on his behalf, Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Steve Adams says he has kept his campaign promises from the 2011 municipal election: "I believe a promise made is a promise kept and I have the record to prove it." Among the accomplishments mentioned on the flier, Adams is careful to note that he is a former Kootenai County GOP Central Committee Precinct 40 committeeman. Gotta get the Republican reference in for this nonpartisan election. He doesn't mention that he has voted against federal funding to hire more police officers, purchase patrol cars and pay for road reconstruction. Nor did he mention that he almost single-handedly foisted a monster sewer fee increase on the community before someone talked him down from the ledge re: judicial confirmation to approve the required federal project. The only promise Adams has kept, as far as I'm concerned, is the one to be bull-headed re: federal funding. Which would have cost the community plenty if there weren't some growups on the council. (You can see other side of Adams' flier in comments section)

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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