Stories tagged: City Of Spokane Valley
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 5 P.M.
Spokane Valley council majority emailed about city manager, police contract, before manager’s ouster
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins received an email on Feb. 12 suggesting that then-city manager Mike Jackson “would need to be put under control and quit hiding contracts and study …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
Two vacancies on Spokane Valley City Council draw numerous applicants
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 …
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 4 A.M.
Doug Clark: If Spokane Valley-sized golden parachute comes with city manager job, sign me up
Doug Clark wants to be like Mike - Mike Jackson, that is. A Jackson-sized severance from the City of Spokane Valley would set Doug up nicely in retirement.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 5:38 P.M.
Spokane Valley city manager’s severance three times what his contract stipulated
Those who left Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday night with a bit of sticker shock and lots of questions about the $411,000 severance package granted dismissed city manager Mike Jackson …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 4:53 P.M.
Spokane River closed between Sullivan and Old Mission Avenue takeout
High water levels and construction-related hazards prompted the city of Spokane Valley to close the Spokane River farther upstream from the Sullivan Bridge construction project that what’s been previously posted. …
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 4 A.M.
Doug Clark: Incorporation brings Spokane Valley big-city woes
Looks like the backers of Spokane Valley incorporation got what they wanted - a dysfunctional government.
TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2016, 8:47 P.M.
Schism on Spokane Valley City Council prompts worry of politicized local government
Some Spokane Valley City Council members are concerned that the council will be politicized by a new, far-right leaning majority on the council.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
Gothmann picked for open Spokane Valley City Council seat
Following an executive session that lasted fewer than 15 minutes, former Spokane Valley City Council member Bill Gothmann was selected to serve as a temporary council member filling in for …
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
A comprehensive plan amendment request needs four votes in favor to move forward to the Spokane Valley City Council with a recommendation from the planning commission; a tied vote means …
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015
Spokane Valley planning process confuses
A second meeting about citizen-led updates to Spokane Valley’s comprehensive plan quickly got confusing. The meeting of the Spokane Valley Planning Commission Monday followed a standing-room-only session Thursday, where public …
THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
Spokane Valley comprehensive plan under review
She’s the first to admit she could have checked things out more carefully, but when Nina Fluegal purchased a home on East Fourth Avenue in Spokane Valley in 2006, she …
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
Need for gravel pits emphasized
They may look like sandboxes built for Paul Bunyan, but the nearly 50 gravel pits and sand pits that dot Spokane County aren’t places for building castles or other child’s …
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
Architects, city staff aiming for public input on new Spokane Valley city hall
Spokane Valley is having a kickoff meeting on Monday with Architects West Inc., the company that has been awarded a contract to build a new city hall. Gabe Gallinger, Spokane …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015
Spokane County finalizes marijuana laws
Laws governing where retail marijuana businesses may locate within Spokane County became permanent Tuesday, with additional language warning growers they must adhere to clean air laws or face potential enclosure …
THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
Spokane Valley won’t join regional waste system
After years of discussions and negotiations over regional garbage disposal, Spokane Valley is going its own way and a handful of other cities appear poised to follow. Valley leaders decided …
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
SCRAPS proposes rezoning property to create dog run
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services wants to build a dog walking area behind its new location on Trent Avenue. To do that, the property must be rezoned from low-density …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014, 5:02 P.M.
Sales tax rebound aids cities, counties
Local governments are looking to consumers to keep spending their way out of what’s been a mild economic recovery. From 2008 to 2010, consumers reined in retail purchases and the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
CVSD considers buying former Yoke’s building
The Central Valley School District has started the process to purchase the old Yoke’s at Sprague Avenue and Progress Road. Superintendent Ben Small gave the school board details of the …
SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014
Spokane Valley vacating part of Alki Avenue
An undeveloped portion of Alki Avenue is being vacated by Spokane Valley so a developer can use it for an additional exit and emergency vehicle access to a planned senior …
SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014
In brief: EVSD to begin kindergarten registration
SPOKANE VALLEY – The East Valley School District will begin taking registration for children who’ll enter kindergarten this fall. There isn’t a registration deadline, but the district doesn’t register students …
THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
Spokane Valley civic leader Gary Schimmels dies at 75
Gary Schimmels, described by many as one of Spokane Valley’s founding fathers, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home. A longtime construction worker and locksmith who in later years immersed himself …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014, 11:29 A.M.
Former Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels dies unexpectedly
Former Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Gary Schimmels, who lost his council seat in November to an intra-Republican feud, died this morning at his home. He was 75.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2011
In brief: Two vacancies on Planning Commission
SPOKANE VALLEY – The city of Spokane Valley is looking for volunteers to fill two Planning Commission openings. The commission generally meets twice a month to review and make recommendations …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
Bicycle-pedestrian plan draws scrutiny
Some Spokane Valley City Council members took aim Tuesday at the proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program that received a unanimous recommendation of approval from the city’s Planning Commission. People …
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
Bicycle, pedestrian plan sent to council
A supportive group of residents turned out for last week’s public hearing on Spokane Valley’s proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program, several of them arriving by bicycle. Nearly everyone who …
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
Local Census data: Young adult numbers increase
The number of young adults living in the city of Spokane has topped 50,000, a number driven by growing universities, a cultural rebound and an affordable cost of living for …
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
Complaints and fines stoke fruit stand feud
Richard Phillips, who owns the Farm Fresh Fruit stand at 10 S. Argonne Road, recently paid a hefty fine for violating the terms of his temporary use permit last fall. …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
Community development director retiring in July
City of Spokane Valley Community Development Director Kathy McClung plans to leave behind a career of 32 years when she retires at the end of July. She has worked for …
SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011
For leaders, fire district idea gaining economic appeal
Spokane leaders have a new idea for solving their budget woes: Give up the Spokane Fire Department. Mayor Mary Verner has formed a committee to study the creation of a …
FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011
County proposes garbage summit
Public officials are seeking a “fast-track” decision on who should control the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. County commissioners Thursday accepted Spokane Mayor Mary Verner’s call for an agreement within …