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The difference between bond issues

Although it’s too early to declare the Spokane School District’s bond issue a winner, it is clear that it did considerably better than the City of Spokane’s bond issue.

It pulled more votes out of almost every city precinct that the two proposals shared. Sometimes lots more, as the above map of the first night’s vote totals shows.

This is interesting for several reasons.

Dist 81 bond cruises

The Spokane School District bond issue received strong support all over the city. Even in parts of the city where it didn’t receive the required super majority, voters in many precincts gave it a simple majority.

Note that some of the strongest support comes in areas where the bond will rebuild or rehab schools. On the South Side, the precincts around Ferris High School and Jefferson and Hutton elementary schools have big majorities.

Bond report: Dist. 81 yes; “police and pets” no

Spokane School District officials can probably rest easy tonight. Their $288 million bond issue has a comfortable lead, and seems headed for passage.

News for the City of Spokane’s Police Department and animal control plans is not so good. The $18.5 million “Police and Pets” bond issue was thumped. Hard.

The above map is a look at the city bond issue as of Tueday night’s count.-

 

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


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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