Stories tagged: David Condon
Mon., March 7, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Leader of Spokane police advisory group resigns, says Knezovich should lead department
The leader of a eight-member board advising Spokane Mayor David Condon on hiring a new police chief resigned Monday and called on Condon to let Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Addition to U.S. House bill could protect Monsanto from PCB lawsuits
A paragraph inserted into a large chemical safety bill could protect the agrochemical giant Monsanto from a lawsuit initiated by the city of Spokane, a move that could pit Spokane …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Former Spokane Mayor Dennis Hession to help oversee attorneys defending city in Straub lawsuit
The city of Spokane has hired the law firm of Kutak Rock to act as the city attorney’s office in the lawsuit brought against the city by former police Chief …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: City Council should ignore threat, tell us what happened in executive session
Shawn Vestal urges the Spokane City Council to share information from a closed executive session, in defiance of a city attorney’s warning that doing so might be illegal.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Doug Clark: Test your knowledge on the quest to appoint a new Spokane police chief
Choosing a new and hopefully sane police chief has become Spokane’s biggest quest for 2016. Today you can test your knowledge on this complicated subject by taking the following multiple-choice …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Doug Clark: In Spokane, politics is a cozy business
Spokane made the list of America’s “coziest cities.” That applies to our politics, at least.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Shogan withdraws ethics complaint against mayor, citing ‘cone of silence’
Former Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan has withdrawn his ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon, saying a “cone of silence is settling over the city and the City Council.”
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
City attorneys warn council members against sharing details of meeting about Straub
Spokane city’s legal department has warned Council President Ben Stuckart and others that they could face criminal charges if they discloseinformation from a private meeting among city leaders held the …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Committee’s goals for hiring a new police chief sound familiar
Now that we are again on the threshold of trying to find a police chief who will carry community-minded reforms forward, the citizens’ report to the mayor is a reminder …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Straub files lawsuit against city of Spokane, Mayor Condon
Ousted Spokane police Chief Frank Straub has filed a lawsuit against Mayor David Condon, city Administrator Theresa Sanders and city Attorney Nancy Isserlis, claiming his civil rights were violated in …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Ex-police spokeswoman at center of sexual harassment scandal resigns
Former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton resigns, cites ‘toxic environment’ at Spokane City Hall.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Notes from Police Chief Frank Straub’s top staff show City Hall was informed of hostile work environment allegations 16 months before chief was fired
Allegations about former Spokane police Chief Frank Straub’s behavior were known to officials in the city’s human resources and legal departments nearly two years ago, according to notes from members …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Stupidity on Facebook shouldn’t disqualify Condon ally
In a quick, quiet vote last night, four members of the City Council voted to punish a political opponent for daring to criticize them. Or – if you take a …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Sick and safe leave right for Spokane
Mayor should not veto an ordinance that will be good for employees and employers.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 5 p.m.
Spokane mayor hires policy adviser as liaison with City Council
A veteran of Spokane Mayor David Condon’s campaigns has joined his administration as the main point of contact between the city administration and the City Council.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
Spokane Mayor Condon vetoes new sick-leave mandate
The veto was expected from Condon, who has opposed the policy since it was first being discussed last year and promised to veto it due to questions of how much …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Condon reorganizes, but says his Cabinet will remain intact
Spokane Utilities Director Rick Romero will retire in April and be replaced by Scott Simmons, who was hired last year to be the director of business and developer services. Romero, …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016
Editorial: Sick and safe leave policy not ready
Spokane law more liberal in some ways than those enacted in Seattle and Tacoma.
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Ethics Commission dismisses two complaints against Spokane Mayor David Condon
Two ethics complaints against Spokane Mayor David Condon were dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission Tuesday evening. A third complaint filed by former City Council President Joe Shogan will proceed …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Doug Clark: City should give Ozzie a chance to star in Spokane police drama
Come to think of it, maybe letting Ozzie lead our cop shop isn’t so nutty after all.
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, 5 a.m.
Jon Snyder: Departing city councilman hopes to return to Spokane someday
An exit interview with Jon Snyder
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, 1:08 p.m.
Nick Deshais: Favorite stories of 2015
A look back on my favorite stories of 2015
Mon., Dec. 28, 2015, 10:53 a.m.
Investigator chosen to examine turmoil at police department, City Hall
Kris Cappel, a principal in the Seattle investigation consulting firm the Seabold Group and a former federal prosecutor, has been chosen by Spokane Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben …
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 3 a.m.
Spin Control: Before you forget 2015 politics, how much of it do you remember?
Spin Control looks back at some political highlights and lowlifes of 2015
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 3:42 p.m.
Larry H. Miller dealership scales back Spokane expansion plans
The plans for a sprawling, six-block downtown Spokane auto campus were scaled back this week, as the Spokane City Council rejected a request from the Larry H. Miller auto dealership …
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 10:05 p.m.
Spokane police department “dysfunctional,” forum participants say
More than one person described the Spokane Police Department as “dysfunctional” during a city forum Wednesday to gather input on the hiring process for a new chief.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 10:02 a.m.
The Zags, Frank Straub, David Condon – Clarnak the Magnanimous dishes on all of them
Clarnak the Magnanimous gives us an idea what lies ahead for our region.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 5:32 p.m.
Former Police Chief Frank Straub says ‘old guard’ in department have a stranglehold on reform efforts
In his final work for the city of Spokane, ousted police Chief Frank Straub criticized the “old guard” in the department and said they were to blame for any lack …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 9:01 p.m.
Spokane City Council approves scope of investigation into Mayor David Condon’s handling of police chief firing
Before an investigator has been hired or named, the Spokane City Council has written a letter directing the scope of the inquiry looking into the events that led to former …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
City of Spokane facing $1 million demand from former parks spokeswoman
Nancy Goodspeed, a former parks department spokeswoman for the city of Spokane, is demanding $1 million from the city following what she describes as a violation of state and federal …