Spokane Valley

What to do, what to do

Tom Towey was recently elected to his second term as mayor of Spokane Valley. Since the city has a city manager form of government, the job is mostly ceremonial, but it keeps Towey busy. Towey was first elected mayor two years ago during his first meeting as a council member. (Colin Mulvany)
Tom Towey was recently elected to his second term as mayor of Spokane Valley. Since the city has a city manager form of government, the job is mostly ceremonial, but it keeps Towey busy. Towey was first elected mayor two years ago during his first meeting as a council member. (Colin Mulvany)

Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey. SR file photo.

If you are looking for something to do Thursday night, there are a couple of choices. If you have an interest in shoreline development, check out Spokane Valley's open house on the Shoreline Master Program. The city is mandated by the state to update it's plan by 2013. The plan regulates development in the 200 feet of shoreline adjacent to the ordinary high water mark. It has been a hot topic of conversation lately and there is a public hearing coming up on the city's draft goals and policies. The open house will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague.

If talking about the shoreline doesn't float your boat, check out Mayor Tom Towey's first State of the City speech from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. The mayor will talk about the city's accomplishments in 2011 and goals for 2012. The mayor will repeat his annual message three more times during April (I'll post those dates and locations later).




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