CDA group launches recall campaign of mayor and 3 council members

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by Honora Swanson & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 4 at 6:42 PM

COEUR d’ALENE—A group in Coeur d’Alene launched a campaign Wednesday to recall the city’s mayor and three city council members.

The group, called “Recall CDA”, says Mayor Sandi Bloem and the council members aren’t adequately representing the community.

Group members say they’re upset about a renovation project at McEuen Park.  About a month ago the City Council approved the park’s $14 million renovation plan.

Supporters of the plan say better park infrastructure will bring more money to city businesses, but opponents argue it’s not the best use of city funds.

Recall CDA is focusing on replacing the mayor along with council members Mike Kennedy, Woody McEvers and Deanna Goodlander. 

Early Wednesday, group organizer Frank Orzell handed the recall paperwork in to the city clerk, but there was a snag.  Not everything was filled out correctly.  The city clerk says by law they still need to clarify the reason for the recall in their documents.

Orzell says he will fix the paperwork and turn it back in on Thursday.  After that, the group will have 75 days to collect about 4,300 signatures. 
 
 

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