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Festner running for Cd'A City Council

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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:00 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Jared Festner said Friday he is running for Coeur d'Alene City Council.

It's the first attempt at public office for the Houston, Texas, native, who has lived in Coeur d'Alene for three years. He is seeking seat 2.

Festner, 35, is in his final year at North Idaho College pursuing an information technology degree. He is married, has two children, and coaches his son's soccer team.

He said Friday he would have favored a public vote on McEuen Park and would not have favored the anti-discrimination ordinance the City Council recently adopted.

He hasn't yet appointed a treasurer.

Amy Evans is also seeking seat 2.

The official filing period for declaration of candidacy for city elections is from Aug. 26 to Sept. 6. Three council seats and the mayor's seat are up for election. Kiki Miller, is seeking seat 6, and Woody McEvers and Sharon Hebert are running for seat 4. Amber Copeland is running as well, but has not declared for which seat.

Joe Kunka, Jim Brannon, Mary Souza and Steve Widmyer have declared they are running for mayor.

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  • IdahoNative posted at 5:18 pm on Mon, Aug 19, 2013.

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    Timeless, I like the way you think.

  • concernedcitizen posted at 7:18 am on Sun, Aug 18, 2013.

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    You need to pull that silver spoon from your mouth, venture out past your little ten blocks of downtown and talk to the REAL majority of folk in CdA that have to deal with speeders, over crowded schools, bent up sidewalks, pot holes, crackheads and slum rentals, which BTW some are owned by stakeholders and the LCDC. There are more things we NEED than a fancy park that does not even FIT the area and that is ONLY being built, at taxpayers expense, to benefit the few stakeholders.

    Again, we do NOT need self servers that position themselves for financial gain at taxpayers expense no matter how "NICE" they appear on the surface. I do not care how "NICE" someone is. I vote for/hire someone that will do their job and in this case it is to represent ALL of the people in CdA.

  • Randy Myers posted at 11:07 pm on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

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    I have spoken to may people too Timeless and not everyone is thrilled. It may be, in fact, that most would have wanted a less expensive upgrade.

    As to your second point...I think Steve Widmyer will make a great mayor too

  • Timeless posted at 10:36 pm on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

    Timeless Posts: 480

    The McEuen Park project is extremely popular with every single person I have spoken to.

    Steve Widmyer will make a terrific Mayor!

  • JClark posted at 4:08 pm on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

    JClark Posts: 91

    No..the candidate whose marketing material clearly states that they hope to include everyone, control spending, boost jobs and keep promises also campaigned to achieve a Public Advisory Vote on the unpopular McEuen Project. Please join me as I listen with respect to each and every aspirant.

  • Miketeague posted at 12:12 pm on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

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    Aren’t we talking about a guy here whose biggest concern is drones flying over CDA? OK OK I’ll wait and see.

  • voxpop posted at 11:54 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

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    The thing that warms my heart is that you have been given exactly ONE data point worthy of opinion. The simple reason the world doesn't work your way is for the same reason it's (supposedly) illegal to marry your sister (ewww - what a mental image). New blood makes the organism stronger.

  • Timeless posted at 11:03 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

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    JCLARK: Yes, and that candidate would be Steve Widmyer. Thanks for reminding us.

  • JClark posted at 10:52 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

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    The survey I studied indicated that 80% of respondents favored a Public Vote on the McEuen Project. This information was provided to the Mayor and Council. Please join me as I listen with respect to each and every candidate. We already have one that aspires to include everyone, control spending, boost jobs and keep promises.

  • Timeless posted at 10:40 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

    Timeless Posts: 480

    Cc: Yes, I can.

  • concernedcitizen posted at 10:07 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

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    Festner believes the people paying for it should have had a vote. There was nothing about what to do with it AFTER the vote.

    Funny how you silver spooners read it. You want the money but you do not want those you invite to live here to have a say.

    Either you accept that ALL legal voting citizens living here have a right to an opinion as to the use of the area or take every for sale sign down right now.

    You cannot have it both ways.

  • Timeless posted at 8:25 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

    Timeless Posts: 480

    Great....lived here 3 years and wants to tell those of us who have lived here 60 years what we should do with McEuen Park. Go back to Houston and clean that dump up.

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