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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Commissioners Approve Controversial LIDs

The East Side Highway District commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to approve three controversial local improvement districts (LID) in Coeur d'Alene and Harrison, totaling more than half a million dollars.

The reason they are controversial? Being LIDs, they require homeowners who would benefit from the improvemetns to contribute to the project cost. And that has some people angry, saying it's being dictated how they should spend their money.

On the other hand, commissioners say the LIDs are crucial to the preservation of the roads and there's no other way to fund their repair.

Here's the latest from the Coeur d'Alene Press. What do you think- did commissioners 'force' these improvements on residents or is it just a non-traditional way to get needed repairs done when there is no funding to do so?

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