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Park department reorganization vote delayed

The Spokane City Council won't vote on proposed changes to the city's park department tonight.

Park Director Leroy Eadie pulled the proposal at the last minute after discussions with City Council President Ben Stuckart, who is opposed to the changes. 

Under Eadie's proposal, more senior department employees would be placed outside of Civil Service protections, and therefore be appointed by a mayor. Currently, just Eadie falls under such rules since he runs the department without an assistant.

Stuckart approached Eadie about delaying the vote after learning that Eadie wanted to come back with a similar proposal to further change the department. Now Eadie says he nwill wrap all his changes in a later ordinance.

Read our Sunday story on the proposed changes here.

Spokane Park Board endorses Verner’s pick, Leroy Eadie, for park director

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has opted not to make another change in the leadership of the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.

After firing one director in 2007 and forcing the resignation of another late year, Verner has nominated interim Park Director Leroy Eadie to take the position.

On Thursday, the Spokane Park Board unanimously voted to endorse her recommendation. The Spokane City Council will have the final say. Verner appointed Eadie the interim park director in October after she asked then-Director Barry Russell to resign the post.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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