May 2, 2009 in Washington Voices

City seeks ideas for federal grant

From Staff Reports

Spokane Valley city officials are looking for ideas on how to spend $823,000.

They’ll conduct a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., to hear ideas on how to use a Federal Recovery Act grant for which the city is eligible.

Think fast. Because of tight deadlines for spending the economic-stimulus money, public comments can’t be accepted after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Federal guidelines call for a project that creates energy savings, jobs and long-term environmental benefits.

Tentatively, city officials are considering putting light-emitting diode (LED) lights in traffic signals, preparing a bicycle master plan, conducting energy audits on city-owned facilities, preparing a long-term energy plan for the city and installing a traffic signal coordination system on Sprague Avenue, between University and Sullivan roads.

Comments may be faxed to (509) 921-1008, e-mailed to or mailed to: Mary May, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.

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