January 15

Mayor Steve Widmyer Says Life Is Good In Coeur d’Alene Idaho


Mayor Steve Widmyer

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Mayor Steve Widmyer Says Life Is Good In Coeur d’Alene Idaho.

Mayor of Coeur d’Alene Steve Widmyer gives the ‘State of the City’ address at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.


The city is strong, vivacious, and energized.  Full of people that love the way of life Coeur d’Alene provides.  Mayor Widmyer emphasized the past and future public works projects, giving the audience a clear picture of the trends building up.  He highlighted education and explained the city’s priority on public safety.


Steve Widmyer is hopeful the city government can be a government we can believe in and be proud of.  Widmyer hopes to run a city government that you believe operates for the good of every resident.


Phase 1 of the Four Corners project brought valuable improvements to what is called as Fort Ground Drive and will provide a safer crossing area for pedestrians.  The 2nd phase of the Four Corners project will include a new State park, an improved Memorial Field, and a multi-use parking lot.


On top of the Four Corners project 2017 with see the city embark on more projects like a new parking garage to take care of parking needs in the downtown area.  And a complete revitalization of Seltice Way that includes the city’s first 2-lane roundabout and a multi-use walking path for pedestrians.  Neither of these projects would be possible without funding the Coeur d’Alene urban renewal agency, ‘Ignite CDA.’


four corners fort grounds
Four Corners Fort Grounds


Mayor Steve Widmyer explained that 243 single-family building permits were issued in 2016, that breaks the record for Coeur d’Alene Idaho.  The total value of the new construction permits for 2016 was $75,600,000 million dollars.

The Mayor expects 2017 to break this new 2016 record for building permits.  In real estate, the key to success is Location.  For better jobs the key is Education.


Then Steve Widmyer asked the Coeur d’Alene residents to support teachers and the education system in CDA.  Widmyer said to let your legislators know how critical these 2 areas are for our community if we all want business to improve.  Educating our workforce is critical.


In Coeur d’Alene, public safety is a top priority.  Our city passed a general obligation bond to ensure upgrades to fire department facilities and equipment.  62% of the 2017 fiscal budget goes to improve public safety by helping the police and fire departments.



Coeur d’Alene loves our first responders.  Our police & fire departments have great leaders that are as good as any city can put together.


Enjoy Coeur d’Alene   Enjoy Your City.

2017 will be a great year for Coeur d’Alene.  We are all looking forward to another great year.

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