Stories tagged: Arne Woodard
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 7:23 p.m.
Chase, Kuney and Guarisco make shortlist to replace O’Quinn on Spokane County Commission
The Spokane County Republican Party convened Saturday in a church in Spokane Valley to pick three potential replacements for Shelly O’Quinn, who recently vacated a seat on the county commission …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Shelly O’Quinn formally resigns from Spokane County Commission; GOP to pick finalists for seat next month
Spokane County Commissioner Shelly O’Quinn submitted her resignation letter Monday morning, and her term officially ends at midnight.
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Citing legislative duties, Shelly O’Quinn to stay another month on Spokane County Commission
Shelly O’Quinn was expected to resign from the Spokane County Commission this month to lead a major nonprofit organization, but the Legislature’s inability to craft a bipartisan budget has thrown …
Sun., June 4, 2017
Spokane Valley mulls possible locations for farmers market
The City of Spokane Valley is contemplating possible locations for a farmers market. A location was last discussed in 2013 when the city focused on Balfour Park – across the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Arne Woodard joins Chase, Kuney and Guarisco, in contest to be next Spokane County commissioner
Spokane Valley City Councilman Arne Woodard has added his name to the list of people who want to replace Shelly O’Quinn on the Spokane County Commission.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
Valley council cleared
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 …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Spokane Valley in line for sidewalk funding
Spokane Valley was considering six different sidewalk projects that may qualify for 2017 Community Development Block Grant funding. Last year, a proposed sidewalk along Blake Road set off a storm …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council names Mark Calhoun city manager in unanimous vote
For a secret mission it had an anticlimactic outcome: the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously appointed acting city manager Mark Calhoun its new city manager Tuesday evening, putting an end …
Wed., July 20, 2016
Group runs second ad criticizing Spokane Valley council
An ad criticizing the Spokane Valley City Council for overspending on former City Manager Mike Jackson’s termination and for “giving away” more than $400,000 in Community Development Block Grants ran …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Valleyfest may lose Spokane Valley funding as city shifts focus
Spokane Valley discusses eliminating funding for Valleyfest and creating new community event.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
A new City Hall to rise for Spokane Valley
Spokane Valley breaks ground for new city hall at U-City Mall
Sat., April 30, 2016
Valley council owes public an explanation
Why did the council spend more than it seemingly had to? What did the public get in exchange? What did the council get, other than an assurance of secrecy?
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Editorial: Valley council takes ugly turn
The Spokane Valley City Council majority’s firing of the city manager is the latest example of how collaborative decision-making has been replaced with political agendas.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
City Manager Mike Jackson asked to resign by Spokane Valley council
Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard’s announcement that City Manager Mike Jackson had been asked to resign “in the best interest of the city” was met with a loud boo …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:13 p.m.
Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races
Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015
Editorial: Endorsement: Return respected Towey to Valley council
Tom Towey’s embrace of regional cooperation and sensible budgeting gives him the nod over incumbent Arne Woodard.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015
Spokane Valley City Council votes to keep property tax the same
Spokane Valley City Council member Ed Pace tries to get city to lower property tax.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 6:15 p.m.
Election preview: Former Spokane Valley Mayor Towey challenges Woodard for council
Former Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey challenges Arne Woodard for position 3 on the Spokane Valley City Council
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
City updating pot rules
Spokane Valley is updating its marijuana regulations following recent changes in state law. The city adopted an emergency moratorium Dec. 9, halting all new marijuana businesses except those regulated by …
Thu., July 30, 2015
Valley hears standardized signs plan
An effort to standardize signs for visitor destinations in the region got an icy reception from the Spokane Valley City Council Tuesday evening. Mark Richard, president of the Downtown Spokane …
Thu., May 14, 2015
Spokane Valley Council seeks temporary replacement for Bill Bates
The Spokane Valley City Council decided at its Tuesday meeting to begin a search for a temporary replacement for Councilman Bill Bates, who’s been on excused absence since late last …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Spokane Valley puts brakes on pot businesses
Spokane County consumers spent more than $1 million on marijuana in November, but that didn’t stop the business-friendly Spokane Valley City Council from passing a moratorium on all marijuana businesses …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014
Spokane Valley considers anti-tax proposal
Raising taxes in tax-averse Spokane Valley soon might require either voter approval or supermajority support of the city council. A formal proposal has yet to be drafted but Deputy Mayor …
Thu., April 24, 2014
In Valley, gender-specific restrooms unenforcable
Despite being sympathetic to concerns that cross-dressing men are using women’s public restrooms, Spokane Valley city leaders say state and federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit them from doing anything about it. …
Wed., April 23, 2014, 10:10 a.m.
Spokane Valley asked to enforce gender-specific public restroom use
Despite being sympathetic to concerns that cross-dressing men are using women’s public restrooms, Spokane Valley city leaders say state and federal anti-discrimination laws prohibit them from doing anything about it.
Sat., April 12, 2014
Spokane Valley City Hall to join defibrillator sites
Your chances of surviving a heart attack at Spokane Valley City Hall soon will improve. After learning about a new effort that uses smartphones to alert CPR-trained volunteers to life-threatening …
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
Liberty Lake won’t allow marijuana sales at first
Liberty Lake has joined the list of cities imposing moratoriums on recreational marijuana, while Spokane Valley may explore ways to add its own set of restrictions on opening any state-licensed …
Thu., May 9, 2013
Spokane Valley City Council considers farmers market
The Spokane Valley City Council met during a study session Tuesday to discuss whether or not a farmers market would be a feasible project on the land the city purchased …
Sat., April 21, 2012
Preserving strong ties
In some corners of Spokane Valley the discussion isn’t on what the City Council voted on or discussed, it’s about the tie Councilman Arne Woodard wore. Some feature cartoon characters. …
Thu., March 22, 2012
Council assessing options at SCRAPS, SpokAnimal
Regional animal control once again was a topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting – two council members advocated asking SpokAnimal if it was willing to take …