COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Two northern Idaho business organizations and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe say they oppose a recall effort against the mayor of Coeur d'Alene and three city council members because it will harm the city's image and hurt efforts to attract businesses.
The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce and the North Idaho Building Contractors Association on Thursday sent letters urging residents not to sign the recall petition.
Other media outlets report that Coeur d'Alene Tribe Chairman Chief Allen praised the council's work in bringing to fruition popular new amenities such as the Kroc Center, a new library and Prairie Trail.
The recall targets Mayor Sandi Bloem and council members Mike Kennedy, Deanna Goodlander and Woody McEvers. It began after they endorsed a $14.2 million redesign of a waterfront park.