With the soon-to-be-closed Third Street boat launch and the McEuen Park construction in the background, community leader Mary Souza announced her intention to file as a candidate for Mayor in the November 2013 Coeur d’Alene city election.
Souza was introduced to a crowd of approximately 60 people by Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin.
Speaking both extemporaneously and from prepared remarks, Souza pledged to conduct respectful and professional meetings and to listen to the citizens. She also promised that citizens would have a vote on major issues that concern them.
Near the end of the event, Councilman Dan Gookin wryly observed that in the half-hour or so since people had started to arrive, three boats had been launched at the “underutilized” Third Street ramps.