Stories tagged: David Condon
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 10:03 p.m.
Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, 64 percent of voters approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for 20 new police officers and help maintain 30 recently-hired firefighters.
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council wants you to support tax to maintain 30 firefighters and hire 20 new police officers. The mayor doesn’t.
Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
After questioning of Portland comedian, Spokane Mayor David Condon says city can’t stop Border Patrol agents
Spokane Mayor David Condon weighed in Tuesday on the detainment of a Portland comedian at the Spokane Intermodal Center, again insisting city leaders don’t have the authority to prevent federal …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Some city employees say disagreements between the Spokane City Council and the mayor’s administration have put employees in the middle, creating an environment in which they have been treated with …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019
In this new year, as your mayor and as your health officer, we’d like to suggest that “really good something” be more social connectedness in our community.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Now that Spokane’s shelter capacity has increased by 275, the city will resume enforcing a law that bars people from sitting, sleeping or lying on the streets of downtown Spokane …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Rob Curley: For Spokane mayor David Condon, convenient and popular transport of Lime scooters moves beyond novelty. He’s right.
If you have seen the fresh fleet of Lime scooters across Spokane, you likely marveled at two things: just how darn fast they seem to go and how many adults …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Due to higher than initially predicted revenue projections, Mayor David Condon submitted a balanced budget to the city last week with small cuts and increased funding for homelessness services.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center
Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
Spokane’s Mayor David Condon pledged $2 million dollars to hire 10 additional police officers and cover the cost of 48 grant funded fire personnel, but has not yet determined how …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10:23 p.m.
Spokane voters will have a voice in the location of a new sports stadium, the Spokane City Council decided Monday night.
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. …