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Councilman Gookin writes

I received a mass mail campaign letter in the mailbox from Councilman Dan Gookin, who is running unopposed for re-election. It said in part:

"To me, this election is about a positive feeling in the City of Coeur d'Alene. After some tumultuous years, I consider the City to be back on track. On the Council you've seen more questions asked and accountability raised. You've seen more public involvement, such as with the Fourt Corners project, East Sherman revitalization, and the ongoing Vision 2030. I am proud to be part of each of those projects. My central goal on Council has been to keep property taxes low; I've never voted for an increase. Even those years the City has raised taxes, I proposed cuts to lower the burden to a zero-percent increase. I get voted down, but I keep trying. As your Councilman, I do the research. I ask the questions. I may vote alone, but I feel it's my duty to do what's best for the citizens and taxpayers." Gookin's letter here.

Question: What do you consider Councilman Gookin's greatest contribution to the current City Council?

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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