There may be a decision made on animal control in Spokane Valley at tonight's City Council meeting. The 6 p.m. meeting will start with a public hearing on the animal control proposals the city has received from SCRAPS and SpokAnimal (the city currently contracts with SCRAPS). If you have thoughts on the issue, it looks like this may be your only chance to have a say. After what may be lengthy presentations from 10 outside agencies seeking economic development money, city staff will make a recommendation to the council as to which animal control proposal is best. The council will then decide which entity to begin contract negotiations with.
To top off the meeting, which I'm expecting could easily run four hours, the council will also discuss 2013 property tax rates. If you are feeling brave enough to sit through the whole thing, join me at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague.