Spokane Valley City Council Position 1, City of Spokane Valley
Spokane Valley City Council Position 1 pits incumbent experience against challenger’s youth.
The race comes down to the experience of Rod Higgins, and the fresh perspective of Al Merkel. We think both should advance and continue that debate.
The 2017 City Council election in Spokane Valley has turned into a barnstorm of new faces challenging incumbents. The five open seats have attracted 13 candidates resulting in two contested primary races, one of which is the race for Position 1, held by Mayor Rod Higgins.
Five open positions on the Spokane Valley City Council draw early filings with the PDC from new and veteran politicians including Ben Wick
Neighbors around Spokane Valley’s Mayhew Road are furious about proposed development - say they received no notice
Spokane Valley residents in the semi-rural neighborhood between Mayhew and Keller Roads protest a proposed single-family development that will change the look of their neighborhood forever.
The Washington State Auditor’s Office has issued a detailed report clearing the Spokane Valley City Council – specifically Councilmen Ed Pace and Sam Wood, and Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard and Mayor Rod Higgins who were serving at the time – of violations of the Open Public Meetings Act and mismanagement of public funds in connection with the firing of former city manager Mike Jackson.
With decline of landlines, Spokane Valley faces a tough reality: Switch utility tax to natural gas or power, or run out of road maintenance funds.
Spokane Valley City Council wants a new library by its new city hall, but is uncertain how to make it happen.