Stories tagged: city council
Wed., June 22, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
The candidates have very different resumes, but all supported the same policies: no budget increases, keep taxes low and focus on growing a strong tax base by retaining and recruiting …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
If it will cost tax payers $75,000 to provide identical uniforms that read Spokane Valley Police Department, and “Police” not “Sheriff” across the back, is it worth it? What about …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Mayor David Condon’s outrage over the supposed politicization of a city hall investigation rings hollow, columnist Shawn Vestal says.
Wed., May 18, 2016
The Spokane Valley City Council will appoint two members to fill seats vacated when members Dean Grafos and Chuck Hafner resigned. The appointed council members will serve until the general …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:12 p.m.
A bicyclist who collided with former Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Clark as she drove to a speaking engagement is being paid $400,000 under the terms of a settlement.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 6:07 p.m.
Applications are being accepted for two seats on the Spokane Valley City Council, left vacant by the recent resignations of Dean Grafos and Chuck Hafner. Applicants must be United States …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
Several Vancouver city councilors on Monday said they would either decline the hefty pay recently allotted by the city Salary Review Commission or donate the extra pay to charity.
Mon., April 25, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
A second Spokane Valley councilman has resigned amid acrimony between previous politicial leaders and the new majority with a libertarian streak. Chuck Hafner resigned Monday morning, following Councilman Dean Grafos’s …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
The city of Vancouver’s salary review commission adopted an ordinance by a 3-2 vote Wednesday setting the mayor and city council’s dramatically higher salaries for 2017-18.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Councilman steps down and calls for investigation into city manager’s firing
Sun., April 17, 2016
Our community wants leaders who are more concerned about the number of citizen lives improved than the number of hours they clocked in this week.
Sun., April 17, 2016
We believe citizens want their council members to have real jobs, because it is one thing to pass legislation, quite another to have to comply with it.
Fri., April 1, 2016
The backlash over the council’s pay increase poses a larger question: Has the switch to a strong-mayor form of government delivered greater value?
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Spokane Valley city manager Mike Jackson’s suspension is extended for another month; meanwhile, he says he’d return to his job if given the opportunity.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 4:29 p.m.
Despite a protest outside City Hall Tuesday and numerous speakers supporting fired city manager Mike Jackson, the majority of the Spokane Valley City Council refused to consider launching an independent …
Sat., March 12, 2016
To stabilize and build off changes, our city must start investing in those who are reimagining Spokane as the perfect place to spend a lifetime exploring, creating and investing in.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Some Spokane Valley council members say Jackson was fired illegally
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
The city has made solid progress toward cleaning up the local environment in recent years. Symbolic gestures, however, can deflect attention from those real achievements, and redundant prohibitions on buying …
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 10:58 p.m.
Longtime Spokane School Board incumbent Rocky Treppiedi continued to lose ground Thursday evening in his bid to retain his seat as a director with Spokane Public Schools. With more ballots …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 11:26 p.m.
Tuesday’s election results suggest the city political strongholds are shifting.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015
Since the Spokane council president position was created, it has featured strong candidates engaged in interesting races. This isn’t one of those years.
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
In the wake of last week’s primary election, there is a much more interesting question than whether Mayor David Condon will hang on for a second term. Will the City …
Tue., June 9, 2015, 8:06 a.m.
Following local and national discussion about transgender rights, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released new guidelines covering use of workplace restrooms.
Thu., May 21, 2015
The Spokane Valley City Council is looking for a Spokane Valley resident who is interested in serving as a temporary council member. The temporary member will serve until Bill Bates …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
In Spokane, SWAT is no more. The police department has rebranded the decades-old team of officers trained in tactical response as the “Emergency Response Unit,” as it seeks to broaden …
Sat., June 21, 2014
The first major renovation of Riverfront Park in decades is a step away from being sent to voters for approval. The Spokane Park Board approved the 2014 Riverfront Park Master …
Sat., April 12, 2014
With plans for a new countywide solid waste system in disarray, the city of Millwood is grappling with how to respond. Spokane County has given city officials until April 30 …
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
The intersection where a 55-year-old man was struck by multiple drivers and killed Sunday is known to be unfriendly to pedestrians, but there are no immediate plans for improvements. Don …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2013
Spokane Valley Councilman Gary Schimmels is a man of few words. Sometimes entire meetings go by with him doing little more than making motions in his role as deputy mayor. …