City seeks ideas for federal grant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Mary May, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.