Stories tagged: Ben Stuckart
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Due to higher than initially predicted revenue projections, Mayor David Condon submitted a balanced budget to the city last week with small cuts and increased funding for homelessness services.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
The City’s Human Resources Department has begun investigating four city council members after employees reported they had been bullied during public meetings.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center
Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:23 a.m.
After hearing testimony from a crowd of medical students, immigrants, lawyers, pastors and activists, the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol’s search of buses and …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
The city may soon be able to give its unused properties to developers and non-profit organizations who agree to build affordable housing for Spokane’s low-income or elderly residents.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
In an effort to curtail petty property crimes such as larceny, vandalism and loitering, the city’s Business Improvement District is asking downtown business owners whether they’re interested in installing more …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.
The City Council appears to have enough votes to override the veto, which came on the eve of an international trip where city leaders will discuss their green efforts and …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
A packed chambers of the Spokane City Council urged the panel to approve the law Monday night, beneath a smoky sky and a blood-red sun. Lawmakers did just that, after …
Sun., July 22, 2018
Beyond the Amazon fulfillment center’s 1,500-plus jobs, local officials see the company’s presence here as an opportunity to raise Spokane’s profile as a place to do business.
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday night to offer an exemption from parking space requirements for some apartment complexes within city limits. The plan was pitched as a way …
Wed., June 20, 2018, 6 a.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart published a warning online Tuesday to transportation carrier Greyhound, arguing they may be in violation of Spokane’s anti-discrimination laws by permitting federal border agents on …
UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 11:47 p.m.
Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton asked to delay until July her latest bill aimed at reining in the hiring, firing and payroll authority of Mayor David Condon.
Fri., June 1, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
A volunteer panel of citizens handed the City Council and its leader raises of 3.5 percent and 6 percent, while keeping the mayor’s salary at $168,000. All are among the …
Sat., May 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
The city received a Smart Partnership Award for pulling together entities in support of a revitalization of East Sprague Avenue, first discussed in 2013.
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
Women’s groups back Spokane City Councilwoman Kate Burke for speaking up for women unable to speak for themselves.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 7:19 p.m.
Spokane Councilwoman Kate Burke receives cease-and-desist letters for calling nonprofit contractor ‘a sexual predator’
Two local law firms have sent letters to City Councilwoman Kate Burke demanding she stop referring to an employee of a local nonprofit as “a sexual predator.”. Burke threatened the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 1:11 p.m.
The city received concerns from newest City Councilwoman Kate Burke following a March meeting that featured an exchange with City Council President Ben Stuckart over the introduction of a letter …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
In testimony Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, Spokane Mayor David Condon repeatedly said his reason for requesting Frank Straub’s resignation in September 2015 was prompted by letters from police brass …
UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
Ben Stuckart is running for mayor. Again.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
For years, the city has referred to the bridge in Spokane’s University District as the University District Gateway Bridge. After a unanimous vote, the city’s Plan Commission wants the name …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 12:18 p.m.
The amount was the highest its been in the past five years, which city officials attributed to retirements, labor contract requirements and other demands of the job.
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
The City Council president said a limit on earnings at four times the median household income of the city was reasonable and would address citizen concerns about the city’s increased …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 8 p.m.
The decision is part of planned restructuring in Mayor David Condon’s administration that officials said is intended to more seamlessly align neighborhood outreach with planning. But some City Council members …
UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
The Spokane City Council is set to vote on a measure Monday night that would require “reality-based police shows” to obtain a business license and consent from the people they …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart wants to levy a tax on sales of guns and ammunition within city limits, with the proceeds going to fund mental health programs. He’ll have …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to reject a permit for a massive oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River was influenced by local residents’ worries about the potential for an oil train …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Lawmakers stood firm in their support of the campaign finance law, pushed by City Council President Ben Stuckart, to require more stringent reporting of donors and cap contributions. Opponents, who …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
With many members bristling at the notion that they should leave campaign finance laws to lawmakers in Olympia, the Spokane City Council will decide whether to affirm or toss a …