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SOUZA: She’s earned trust

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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:00 am

I’ve been a lifelong resident of beautiful Coeur d’Alene and have been privileged to know Mary Souza. Mary was on the city’s planning and zoning commission when I first met her. I attended one of their meetings, as my oldest daughter was speaking on an issue important to her neighborhood. It was my first introduction to LCDC Urban Renewal. They discussed the ornamental fencing and other projects they would be funding for developers with property tax monies collected from taxpayers.

I was astounded to learn of the extent of taxpayer funding going on, so I wrote a My Turn column. As a business person for more than 40 years, who had to pay for my entire infrastructure from water to sewer to streets and sidewalks, I was astounded to see LCDC pay for new business expenses in selective areas.

Mary has worked hard to promote business in our town, but also to make sure the rules are the same for everyone. She understands the tax structure and its abuse in our town.

She listens, she cares and, most importantly, she respects the opinions of others. Mary is smart, friendly, calm and respectful, and her time spent on planning and zoning will be a great foundation to start Coeur d’Alene on a much needed new path. Her goal is not to promote herself by building $20 million parks, but to make Coeur d’Alene a great, affordable place to live as well as visit. When they begin to talk about Memorial Field, Tubbs Hill and our town’s beautiful history, I trust my friend Mary, and so can you.


Coeur d’Alene Honda

District 4 state representative

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  • concernedcitizen posted at 7:38 am on Thu, Oct 31, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    You assume to much mike. Some are just to dense to see that it is BOTH the right and left. ;)

  • Downtowner posted at 3:31 pm on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    Downtowner Posts: 93

    Elitists? Here is a Kathy Sims've all seen the blimp over her store from the highway I assume...couple years back CDA had the privelege of hosting a national softball tourney. Players and families from all over the country. ASA put up an inflatable baseball player out at Ramsey...Ms. Sims pitched a fit because that was against a city ordinance on type of advertising and the tourney folk had to take the balloon down. Yet her balloon still flew. That seems a little elitist. If it's not good for her then remove it. Souza seems to be cut from the same cloth from what I have been reading here.

  • Miketeague posted at 1:43 pm on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    Miketeague Posts: 1706

    As apposed to a right wing whack a doodle CC?

  • concernedcitizen posted at 7:37 am on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    Vote for MARY SOUZA.
    No more conflict of interest.
    A city government for ALL of the citizens of CdA.

    CdA has had enough self serving elitists taxing us out of our homes.

  • Timeless posted at 7:17 am on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    Timeless Posts: 476

    Vote for Steve Widmyer.
    No negative baggage.
    Intelligent, involved, educated and experienced.

    Cda has had it with Souza's hateful, vindictive paranoia.

  • concernedcitizen posted at 7:11 am on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 2530

    Coming from Why Not another left wing nut job

  • Why Not posted at 5:42 am on Wed, Oct 30, 2013.

    Why Not Posts: 3690

    Kathy Sims, another right wing nut job

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