The Spokane Valley wanted to keep big bad Spokane from gobbling up our friendly little suburb. We wanted a City Council to provide basic services, keep costs down, and protect our way of life. Instead, what we have is special interests controlling the Valley their way.
The council wants a multitude of departments to justify their jobs and their pay raises. It seems spending is their biggest agenda. Let’s spend on special-interest road changes that help the few; let’s spend to build big government buildings for the comfort of the council and all of their new departments.
Maybe the council should work with the county instead of battling with it. Perhaps a petition to limit their powers and require a vote by the people on big changes is needed. Control this government or let them spend us poor. What’s your New Year’s wish?