Stories tagged: David Condon
UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Hearing oral arguments in an appeal of the former police Chief Frank Straub’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the city on Friday, Judge Jay Bybee said officials bungled the dismissal that …
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., March 10, 2018
Two days after a jury convicted a former police officer of rape, city leaders said there’s work to be done to reform the department.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
The mayor said he supports certain efforts to curb the role of “dark money” in politics. But, he said, the issue is better managed at the state level, and the …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
While the tots’ attention was focused on the magnetic toy and Ribby the Redband trout, the city is moving toward the finish line on its massive stormwater tank project that …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Mayor, police chief lament lack of Justice Department report on police reforms, tout work in the department
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday his appeal earlier this fall to the Trump administration to release a report highlighting the Spokane Police Department’s reform efforts sought to highlight the city’s …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 5 a.m.
The Condon administration moved seven employees from one office to another.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Spokane residents will see a 2.9 percent increase in utility rates next year, the fifth year of inflation-tied bumps
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Brian Schaeffer was named chief of the Spokane Fire Department on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
The former U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington could soon become the city of Spokane’s top lawyer.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Michael Tedesco, a 38-year-old Spokane native, has filed to run when Mayor David Condon is termed out of City Hall in 2019. Tedesco called for a more collaborative relationship between …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:14 a.m.
Public Works Director Scott Simmons said Mark Serbousek’s expertise in bridge design and construction is needed as Spokane looks to build and maintain several high-profile spans in the city limits. …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
The Open Doors family shelter is the final piece of Spokane’s effort to make sure every homeless person has a safe, warm place to be 24 hours a day.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon will sign law barring local participation in hypothetical Muslim registry
Mayor David Condon will sign a law passed unanimously by the City Council on Monday night prohibiting local officials from helping to establish a religious registry, an act that some …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Local Donald Trump supporters who made the 2,000 mile trek to Washington, D.C., witnessed both a hopeful populist address from their new president and the unrest caused by his political …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Sherry Jones, the National Organization of Women member who filed an ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint against former Police Chief Frank …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Spokane mayor asks retired Utilities Director Rick Romero to help craft long-range plan; Ethics Commission cries foul
The City’s Ethics Commission voted last month not to approve contracting with Rick Romero, the popular former utilities director who was the architect of the city’s integrated clean water plan. …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:44 p.m.
The Spokane City Council signed off on a $945 million spending plan that increases services for the poor and hires additional neighborhood resource officers to fight property crime. But Mayor …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Winter is coming, so grab a shovel. Or get someone else to keep your driveway free of snow.
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
A public records lawsuit filed in August by retired Spokane Police detective Brian Breen has been settled by the City of Spokane, though the City Council still has to approve …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Shelly O’Quinn worries political divisiveness is keeping business from Spokane, but maybe that’s what companies want
Is political divisiveness fouling Spokane’s business climate? Or is it fueling it?
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Spokane has announced the finalists for the top police position. They are John Bruce of Frisco, Texas, Robert “Bob” Lehner of Elk Grove, Calif., Craig Meidl the interim police chief, …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
A visiting judge Tuesday afternoon tossed a recall petition against Mayor David Condon.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: There are few things that make less sense for Spokane right now than a recall of the mayor.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 12:25 p.m.
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has submitted proposed ballot language on the possible recall of Spokane Mayor David Condon. A judge will consider if the proposed recall can move forward …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016, 4 a.m.
Craig Meidl, Mayor David Condon’s double-cross selection for police chief, answered questions Thursday night in a crammed stuffy room at Spokane’s West Central Community Center. What this was supposed to …
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
City Hall launched two processes designed to be transparent and inclusive. Both unraveled.
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
Craig Meidl said he was doing all he could to achieve community support following an unorthodox nomination for police chief by Mayor David Condon. He promised to build relationships between …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 6:05 p.m.
Nancy Goodspeed alleges she was illegally replaced by Monique Cotton in the city’s Parks Department after Cotton alleged sexual harassment by her former boss, Frank Straub. When she returned to …