City of Coeur d'Alene
City of Sandpoint
The self-avowed “common man” of the Lake City was feted with a party at the Hagadone Event Center on Thursday night, some 52 years after his first election to city office in 1967.
Early results from the Coeur d’Alene City Council elections show incumbents far ahead.
The incumbent said he wants to see several development projects through to completion, while the challengers argue the six-member panel is not representing the entirety of Coeur d’Alene on major issues nor involving them enough in the policy-making process.
CdA council incumbent Gookin says he demands answers, while challenger Pereira says he’s ineffective
Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin says it’s his job to push for transparency. “I am the councilman who asks the tough questions,” he said. “I believe in transparency. I believe I represent the common people. My goal for my next term is we need to preserve the character and charm of the city.”
The tax on the November ballot would increase property taxes by 26 cents per $1,000 in assessed home value, which works out to an estimated $4.23 per month for a $300,000 home.
Coeur d’Alene voters will choose between two women with long-time ties to Coeur d’Alene for a seat on City Council.
Wanda Irish, who served two four-year terms as mayor of the small resort town of roughly 200 people, withdrew her name from the mayor’s race last month. That leaves only write-in candidates to head a government that has seen turmoil in the past few years tied to charges of intimidation and a defamation lawsuit tied to a Wi-Fi network name.