Stories tagged: David Condon
Thu., May 12, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Throwing an invisibility cloak over Straub investigation not in citizens’ best interest
So the new plan emerging from Spokane City Hall is to complete the investigation into the firing of Frank Straub by creating a new zone of secrecy for the administration.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
City of Spokane to help fund House of Charity for round-the-clock homeless services
City officials Thursday announced a commitment to fund the House of Charity as a round-the-clock emergency shelter for homeless people in Spokane starting in 2017.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Email details tense meeting between police volunteer group and Spokane mayor
Following a tense meeting with Spokane Mayor David Condon, the director of a volunteer-driven community policing organization said he was uncomfortable around Condon because the mayor is “aggressive and angry …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Spokane City Council maintains ability to ask voters for transit sales tax
For the third time in six months, Spokane Mayor David Condon vetoed an ordinance passed by a wide margin on the City Council, only to see it overridden by similar …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
Ex-Spokane police chief believes ouster was engineered, new filing says
After Spokane City Administrator Theresa Sanders and City Attorney Nancy Isserlis told former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub the reasons why he was being forced from City Hall, he came …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Witness lists provide look into Straub investigation
Two witness lists for the ongoing Spokane City Hall investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub have shed some light into the inquiry, but the inner workings …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Refusal to talk to investigator communicates contempt for the public
City Hall employees who refuse to talk to an investigator looking into the firing of Police Chief Frank Straub are communicating nonetheless. Their contempt for the public is loud and …
Thu., March 31, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
City Hall investigation into handling of Spokane police chief’s ouster derailed
The investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub has been derailed. Officials in Mayor David Condon’s administration and others privy to the bungled decision removing Straub have …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Thanks to sewer work, Spokane Falls is brought to new prominence
When he was working for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, David Condon would sometimes field inquiries about Spokane’s signature natural attraction. “People would ask: How do you get down to the …
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