Stories tagged: city hall
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line
City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Gathering outside City Hall calls for peace, unity after Virginia violence
About 100 people gathered Monday evening outside Spokane City Hall to call for peace and unity in the aftermath of the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was the second …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
In wake of Charlottesville violence, Spokane residents rally for peace
Hundreds of people gathered Sunday afternoon near City Hall downtown in forone of the largest rallies in Spokane since the Women’s March in January.
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Spokane City Council votes to speed up plowing, prioritize snow removal near schools and downtown
The resolution calls for the city to begin revising its policies to focus on downtown, schools and health care centers, as well as speed up the amount of time it …
Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane Valley’s new city hall on track for September opening
Spokane Valley’s new city hall is beginning to look a lot like a building – and work is going strong despite recent frigid temperatures.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Millwood celebrates 89th birthday
The City of Millwood is turning 89 years old and celebrating the occasion with an open house at City Hall, 9103 E. Frederick Ave. from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Recalling the mayor doesn’t make much sense
Shawn Vestal: There are few things that make less sense for Spokane right now than a recall of the mayor.
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
Thu., June 2, 2016
Editorial: City Hall probe losing significance
It’s clear the city will not be able to deliver on the promise of a complete and independent investigation. Even if the City Council plan were to go forward, key …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
Valley City Council accepts Meridian’s bid for city hall project
The Spokane Valley City Council picked the lowest big for construction of the new city hall by Meridian Construction Inc.
Thu., April 7, 2016
Editorial: Editorial: Investigation’s integrity on the line
The public’s greatest expectation from the City Hall probe is a full accounting of what people knew and when they knew it. And whether anyone should be held accountable.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Spokane Valley city hall plans move forward
In a unanimous vote, the Spokane Valley City Council allowed interim city manager Mark Calhoun to move forward with the plans for a new city hall by putting them out …
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 4:29 p.m.
Spokane names candidates to investigate police, city officials
Two former prosecutors and a former assistant police chief have been recommended as an independent investigator to look into recent turmoil in the Spokane Police Department and City Hall.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
Valley City Council chooses design concept for new city hall
The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look Tuesday evening at potential designs of the new city hall to be constructed at the corner of Sprague Avenue and Dartmouth …
Thu., May 14, 2015
Mayor Grafos touts Spokane Valley’s efficient, lean government
Many Valley residents want their hometown to have “more of a city identity,” and the new city hall will help create that, said Mayor Dean Grafos at the annual state …
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Names for plaza next to City Hall narrowed down to three finalists
The man who brought Expo ’74 to town. A doctor who delivered thousands of babies and helped stop a bridge from being built over the lower Spokane Falls. The region’s …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Spokane Valley City hall options mulled
The majority of the Spokane Valley City Council seemed in favor Tuesday of purchasing the former Crescent building in the old University City Mall and turning it into a combined …
Thu., March 14, 2013
Spokane Valley Council: Lease cuts City Hall rent
The Spokane Valley City Council breezed through their agenda Tuesday night, voting to appoint a new planning commissioner, extend their lease on City Hall and award the first street preservation …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2012
Then & Now: City Hall in 1929 and today
The art deco fad of the late 1920s and early 1930s left its mark on Spokane. The term “art deco” came from the name of a 1925 art expo in …
Sat., July 7, 2012
Familiar face returning
The Spokane Valley City Council picked someone with previous experience to fill a vacancy on the city’s planning commission, voting to appoint Fred Beaulac to the seat. Beaulac, whose term …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
City mulls street fixes
The need to pay for street preservation ran headlong into the Spokane Valley City Council’s often-stated opposition to new taxes during the council’s winter retreat on Tuesday. No one argued …
Sat., Feb. 12, 2011
Street maintenance dominates Spokane Valley City Council’s winter retreat
The Spokane Valley City Council covered a wide range of topics during its annual winter retreat Tuesday, but the conversation kept circling back to one issue: finding funding to pay …
Sat., Dec. 25, 2010
Zoo site eyed for city hall
In recent weeks Spokane Valley city Councilman Dean Grafos has been advocating building a city hall near CenterPlace in the future. Public works director Neil Kersten said he has spoken …
Fri., April 23, 2010
Drivers can get charge at City Hall
A bunch of the cutest little cars you’ve ever seen were parked outside Spokane City Hall on Thursday for a special occasion. Mayor Mary Verner took advantage of the 41st …
Sat., March 27, 2010, 10:59 p.m.
Earth Hour event turns into face-off
Global warming protesters generated a lot of heat Saturday night at the entrance to Spokane City Hall.
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009
Spokane economic official steps down
Citing concerns about her inability to “change the culture” at City Hall, Spokane’s top economic development official has submitted her resignation. Theresa Sanders, director of planning, community and economic development, …
Mon., Sept. 7, 2009
Spokane’s police ombudsman ready to listen, earn trust
Spokane’s first police ombudsman, Tim Burns, started work late last month, nearly a year after the City Council created the position amid public outcry over police conduct. Burns, 55, moved …
Thu., March 26, 2009
Council OKs design contract
The Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with a $377,000 architectural contract for a new city hall over the objections of members Gary Schimmels and Rose Dempsey. “I …
Thu., March 19, 2009
City Hall’s history no hard sell
Old-timers in Spokane know it, but many younger people here don’t: Spokane’s City Hall on the corner of Post Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard in downtown Spokane used to be …
Thu., March 12, 2009
Council looks at limits on city hall plans
If architectural work continues on a new Spokane Valley City Hall, it may be limited to $50,000 until the city owns or controls a site for the building. Council members …