Stories tagged: Ben Stuckart
Mon., May 23, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
The proposal by Councilman Breean Beggs would allow investigator Kris Cappel to review documents and testimony from city attorneys wary about violating ethical codes. It requires a signature from Mayor …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
A complaint against Adam McDaniel has been dismissed by the Spokane Ethics Commission.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
The next Spokane police chief may not have the same ability as former Chief Frank Straub to hire and fire top staff if a proposal by City Council President Ben …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 4:53 p.m.
Spokane City Council president says he won’t approve more money for legal fees until investigator gets needed information
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said Monday he will vote against funding legal fees related to the lawsuit brought against the city by former police Chief Frank Straub until …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart’s top aide, Adam McDaniel, has been accused of violating the city’s ethics code due to his political consulting business and work for local Democratic …
Sun., April 17, 2016
Performance reviews don’t work for politicians because positive outcomes are in the eye of the beholder. For instance, a council member could tout additional bike lanes, but you may hate …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
The former federal prosecutor examining the firing of police Chief Frank Straub is pushing back against accusations that her investigation of Spokane City Hall is flawed.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
The investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub has been derailed. Officials in Mayor David Condon’s administration and others privy to the bungled decision removing Straub have …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:17 p.m.
Spokane leaders more-than tripled spending on the arts on Monday after hearing many impassioned pleas from local artists. The Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to earmark a portion of its …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Art in Spokane may soon get some new patrons: film junkies, Zags fans and concertgoers. Under a proposal by City Council President Ben Stuckart, arts funding would jump from $80,000 …
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
The Spokane City Council passed a resolution opposing the Tran-Pacific Partnership.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Shawn Vestal urges the Spokane City Council to share information from a closed executive session, in defiance of a city attorney’s warning that doing so might be illegal.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
The Spokane City Council voted to sign the International Charter for Compassionate Communities this week, but not before one council member expressed concern over the charter organization’s efforts to combat …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Spokane city’s legal department has warned Council President Ben Stuckart and others that they could face criminal charges if they discloseinformation from a private meeting among city leaders held the …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 5 a.m.
Having never worked on Wall Street, I never learned the subtleties of bribing politicians. But sometimes you have to put your uncertainties aside for the good of the many. So …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution supporting Ron Wells’ proposal to reopen the Ridpath Hotel as low-income apartments.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Proposal wouldn’t let cities enact new sick leave or minimum wage laws
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
In a quick, quiet vote last night, four members of the City Council voted to punish a political opponent for daring to criticize them. Or – if you take a …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Mayor should not veto an ordinance that will be good for employees and employers.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Most workers in Spokane will get three or five paid sick days under legislation approved by the Spokane City Council Monday night. “It is an accepted value,” said Spokane Council …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council members are calling for city and police leaders to show how two-week old move of the downtown police precinct will save the city money.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Petitioners hoping to reverse Spokane policy prohibiting police from questioning if someone is in the country illegally have collected enough signatures to put the issue before voters. But voters may …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 9:45 p.m.
On Monday Spokane City Council voted 5-2 to limit open forum speakers to once a month.
Tue., Dec. 29, 2015, 1:29 p.m.
The Spokane City Council considers limiting people to speak at public forum to just once a month
Thu., Dec. 17, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
A proposal to arm Spokane Public Schools resource officers has been scrapped.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
Nancy Goodspeed, a former parks department spokeswoman for the city of Spokane, is demanding $1 million from the city following what she describes as a violation of state and federal …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 10 p.m.
New rules allowing people to erase previous marijuana possession convictions will go into effect at the end of the month, without Spokane Mayor David Condon’s signature or his support.
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 10:22 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon’s choice to investigate the handling of personnel matters at City Hall has been pushed aside because of growing concerns from city council members about the investigation’s …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
The deicer used by the city of Spokane on its streets contains trace amounts of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. Those toxins made news most recently when the company responsible for …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 9:31 p.m.
Anyone guilty of a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge in the city of Spokane will soon be able to have the conviction removed from their criminal record. The Spokane City …