January 26, 2011 in News
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A) Jon Snyder: “You can’t just say, ‘We need the streets fixed! We need the streets fixed!’ and then vote against every single remedy that we have at our disposal”

Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder criticizes some of his colleagues for wanting to improve streets while being reluctant to approve new fees or taxes to pay for improvements. Snyder is speaking during a City Council briefing about street funding and policy on Jan. 25, 2011.

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January 26, 2011 in News
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B) Steve Corker: “If the No. 1 priority of the city was public safety, would we have the courage to vote in a B&O (tax) to ensure that was funded?”

Spokane City Councilman Steve Corker argues that the City Council has been too focused on street issues when the No. 1 priority of the city should be public safety. Corker is speaking at a council briefing on Jan. 25, 2011 about street policy and funding. City Councilman Richard Rush and Council President Joe Shogan also speak in the clip.

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C) Bob Apple: “I hope the voters take a negative act towards those who think that they don’t have a right to an input”

City Councilman Bob Apple criticizes other city council members for not considering a levy lid lift (asking voters for a property tax increase) and for considering a tax on vehicle tabs without asking for voters’ permission. He also argues in favor of a downtown parking tax. Apple is speaking at a council briefing on street funding and policy on Jan. 25, 2011

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D) Joe Shogan: “A B&O tax in this town has got about as much chance as an ice cube in hell”

City Council President Joe Shogan responds during a briefing about street policy and funding on Jan. 25, 2011 to City Councilman Bob Apple who said who hopes voters take revenge on city council members who support approval of a vehicle tab tax without asking for voter support.

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