We received a letter today from Dan Gookin, a candidate for City Council in Coeur d’Alene.  According to the letter, Mr. Gookin has a “prior speaking commitment” and will not be attending the candidate forum scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) at noon at the Iron Horse. In the letter, Mr. Gookin said he “wants to share with you my opinions and ‘green thoughts’ for the future of Coeur d’Alene”  and listed a number of positions on a range of environmental issues in the City.

While we appreciate the advance notice of his non-participation, and appreciate his positions, the point of the forum is to share his “green thoughts” with our members and members of the public. We’re disappointed in his decision not to participate, and we believe he will miss a great opportunity.