Tuesday's Spokane Valley City Council meeting will start with a proclamation recognizing Constitution Week, followed by a budget revenue update (this is a public hearing) and an update on solid waste collection.
Spokane Valley contracts with Waste Management of Washington, Inc. and Sunshine Disposal, Inc., for solid waste disposal but is in the process of finding a long-term solid waste service provider through a competitive process. The city is hoping to establish one or more contracts that will allow lower rates and added services while still meeting its goals for solid waste services.
I'm also reaching out to all city council members asking for their input on three issues: how the council would help fund a potential new library; if they have any input for Mayor Rod Higgins who's asking for comments on whether Spokane Valley should adopt a utility tax to replace the dwindling revenue from the tax on phone landlines which covers the road fund, and finally which parts of the proposed Growth Management Plan the individual members like or dislike.
Hopefully, I will have some stories for you online by Wednesday and in the paper on Thursday.