Stories tagged: David Condon
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 …
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, 10:23 p.m.
In Straub controversy, Mayor David Condon says he was guided by city policy
Spokane Mayor David Condon acknowledged Friday that he was first notified of sexual harassment allegations against the former police chief in early April, but said city policy dictates that such …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 10 p.m.
Third ethics complaint filed against Mayor David Condon
A third ethics complaint has been filed against Spokane Mayor David Condon for “dishonesty” regarding how he handled accusations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub and Straub’s …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 10 p.m.
Spokane law erasing some marijuana convictions to go into effect without mayor’s signature
New rules allowing people to erase previous marijuana possession convictions will go into effect at the end of the month, without Spokane Mayor David Condon’s signature or his support.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 10:37 p.m.
Straub expected to finish work on reports next week
Since being forced to resign as Spokane’s police chief in September, Frank Straub has been working on reports about how to keep the programs he implemented with the police department …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 10:22 p.m.
Mayor’s choice for investigator scuttled
Spokane Mayor David Condon’s choice to investigate the handling of personnel matters at City Hall has been pushed aside because of growing concerns from city council members about the investigation’s …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 11:37 p.m.
City parks spokeswoman will have to reapply to keep job
The parks department will advertise the communications job currently held by former police spokeswoman Monique Cotton, opening it up to outside applicants.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 7 a.m.
Records unveil layers of secrecy at Spokane City Hall
They draw the curtains in a room of Spokane City Hall when the cameras roll. On Sept. 22, reporters were given eight minutes to rush to that room adjacent to …
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 6 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Mayor tried to hide police issue – the opposite of transparency
Faced with a credible accusation of sexual harassment against the police chief he hired to restore credibility to the department, Mayor David Condon attempted to hide it – to pay …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 9:24 p.m.
Stuckart: Mayor Condon lied about sexual harassment claim
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he is “severely disappointed” in Mayor David Condon for the handling of allegations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub, saying …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 10:17 p.m.
Mayor David Condon knew of alleged sexual harassment by police chief in April, records show
Spokane Mayor David Condon knew in April that a female city employee accused former police Chief Frank Straub of sexual harassment because he had “grabbed her ass, tried to kiss …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015
Panel cuts Spokane mayor’s pay
Following more than a year of controversy, debate and a ballot measure, Spokane Mayor David Condon is getting a pay cut.
Wed., Nov. 18, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Condon vetoes proposal on mobile homes; council overrides it
Mayor David Condon issued his second veto yesterday, and it was subsequently overridden by the City Council - within two hours. The veto focused on a comp plan text change …
Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
Mayor Condon says to expect more of the same in second term
Citizens should expect more of the same from Mayor David Condon in the next four years as he embarks on his second term as Spokane mayor - the first time …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 10:25 p.m.
Doug Clark: One-term curse has ended, but Spokane politics won’t let me down
Despite the fact that the Curse of the One-Term Mayor ended on Election Night, Doug doesn’t anticipate any shortage of material to write about in the next four years.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:59 p.m.
Condon, Stuckart keep top spots at Spokane City Hall
For the first time in more than four decades, Spokane voters have given a mayor a second chance. Mayor David Condon coasted to victory with 62 percent of the vote …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Re-elected Spokane Mayor Condon must refocus on police accountability
Spokane’s next mayor needs to be willing to break china, not protect the teacups. To focus fiercely on the problems of police accountability, not spin and election braggadocio.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 10:28 p.m.
Doug Clark: Want to join me on Election Night to potentially witness history being made?
Doug Clark is looking for one or two political junkies to join him on the Clark Pundit Posse on Election Night.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 11:33 p.m.
Doug Clark: As police department falters, it needs a real leader
Recent turmoil in the Spokane Police Department doesn’t sound like the new-and-improved department that Mayor David Condon’s been bragging about.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 10:25 p.m.
Candidate fact check: Has crime really fallen under the Condon administration?
With three days to vote, the wave of campaign literature continues unabated. But how true are the claims made by these mailers and door-hangers?
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 10:06 p.m.
Mayor’s top staff rebut claims of dishonesty during ouster of former Police Chief Frank Straub
Theresa Sanders and Brian Coddington shot back this week against claims they were dishonest during Frank Straub’s ouster, saying an ethics complaint is politically motivated and frivolous.
Sun., Oct. 18, 2015, 12:04 a.m.
Condon says city is thriving; Lichty points to recent police controversy
Ronald Reagan, a political hero of Spokane Mayor David Condon, famously asked voters in 1980, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” The answer that year …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Otto Zehm case still a stain on culture of Spokane’s police department
Two Spokane police officers – a long-serving captain and a long-serving lieutenant – took a stand last year for honesty and credibility in the department. Or maybe that should be …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, 9:50 p.m.
Spokane mayoral candidate Lichty files ethics complaint in police chief’s ouster
Mayoral candidate Shar Lichty has filed an ethics complaint against two city employees who gave false information to the media, including the Spokesman-Review, in the lead-up to Frank Straub’s ouster …