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Light agenda for tonight’s council meeting

There are only a few items on the agenda for tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting, but how long the meeting lasts depends on how much discussion there is on those items. The council is scheduled to consider the second and final reading of proposed ordinances to change the city's landscaping rules and remove restrictions on the number and size of signs advertising alcohol.

The alcohol signage ordinance attracted some negative public comments at a previous meeting, so there may be more of the same tonight. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague. See you there!

Lodging tax money up for discussion again

It looks like slow and steady will win the race at tonight's Spokane Valley City Council meeting. There are quite a few things on the agenda, but most are items the council has looked at before. There will be the second reading of an ordinance to amend the 2012 budget and the first reading of proposed ordinances that would chance the city's landscaping regulations and allow businesses to have more signs advertising alcohol.

There is one new item on the agenda that might generate some discussion. There will be a report on the second round of funding recommendations from the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. There was some consternation earlier when the majority of the committee recommended not giving any funding to Valleyfest and they have made the same recommendation in the second round. Instead they want to give almost all the money available to the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

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