Spokane City Council, south council district, City of Spokane
Andy Dunau is the rare Spokane City Council candidate who is genuinely moderate. On top of that, he has no desire to pursue issues beyond the scope of the position.
Breean Beggs squares off against Andy Dunau in a contest for one of the most liberal-leaning areas of town. Dunau casts himself as a centrist, and says Beggs’ support of a rail initiative fining coal and oil trains is evidence the council doesn’t reflect the values of the city. Beggs says he’s concerned about safety and has worked to improve relationships at City Hall.
Blessings Under the Bridge will continue to serve homeless under Interstate 90 in downtown Spokane
The mayor said this week he had continued concerns about the future costs of some of the covenants agreed to by the City Council last month. Spokane has already taken fiscally responsible steps to promote environmental stewardship and will continue to do so, he said. But city lawmakers are puzzled about the law’s chilly reception.
Beggs and Mumm post strong showings in Spokane City Council primaries, Burke and Benn face off in northeast
The two incumbents on the primary ballots for Spokane City Council earned the majority of votes counted Tuesday in their districts. Kate Burke will square off against Tim Benn in northeast Spokane.
Challengers seeking Breean Beggs’ appointed seat on the Spokane City Council criticize policies he’s floated on oil and coal trains and ways to pay for more police, but the 44-year-old attorney says that’s just part of the work he’s doing for the city and dismisses labels.
Breann Beggs has achieved important accomplishments, though we worry about his political activism. Andy Dunau, who is supported by former council members Mike Allen and Steve Salvatori, evinces a thoughtful, pragmatic leadership style.
City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild
In a letter to Mayor David Condon agreed to Monday night, the Spokane City Council requested negotiations with the police union include caps on overtime hours and a more defined role for the city’s Office of Police Ombudsman.
The panel is set to vote on a bill Monday that will put the spending of money seized from suspected criminals under their authority and require regular public reports.
Under a new law, entering or staying in a car that isn’t yours would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. The Spokane Police Department said the new law would allow them to charge people who appear to be on the way to committing more serious crimes, like vehicle prowling or auto theft.
Fortunately, a compromise was forged between the mayor and two councilmembers, Lori Kinnear and Breean Beggs, who asked for more time to bring in candidates. The mayor agreed to that and to putting Meidl through the same vetting process.