There were enough members for a quorum, but the dais was a bit spare at Monday’s regularly scheduled Spokane City Council meeting. Councilman Jon Snyder, acting as council president pro tem in Ben Stuckart’s stead, politely led the charge through the hour-long meeting. Councilman Mike… Read more
Kelly P. Cruz
Age: 55City: Spokane, WA
His pitch: A fiscal and social moderate who will get the City Council to focus on property crime and job creation instead of social issues such as immigration.
His words: “The underlying cause of property crime is alcohol and substance abuse. It just overwhelms. We have far too many people in their 20s and early 30s with no real path forward. We need to figure out a way to get them back in the workforce.”
Neighborhood: West Central
Day job: Self-employed
Notable experience: Former chairman of West Central Neighborhood Council, C.O.P.S. West and West Central Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Coalition. Member of the West Central Association of Business. Currently working to name the North Spokane Corridor after former Democratic Congressman Thomas Foley.
Education: Graduated from North Central High School in 1978. Completed Spokane Home Builders journeyman carpentry program.
- Web: cruzforcouncil.com
Last updated: Aug. 20, 1:21 p.m. Election results
|Kelly P. Cruz||628||6.21%|
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The West Central Neighborhood Council wants its neighborhood out of the alcohol impact area. Though the neighborhood council previously supported being part of the voluntary AIA, where sales of single-serving fortified, high-alcohol beers would be banned, at a Sept. 12 meeting members voted to send a letter asking the City Council to remove West Central from the AIA ordinance. A mandatory AIA is in effect in the East Central neighborhood. The council will hear the West Central ordinance change for the first time on Monday and vote on Oct. 1. Read more