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  • Spokane County, cities butt heads on population growth

    Spokane County commissioners and officials from the cities and towns they represent are at odds on where and how much population growth will occur over the next two decades.


  • County’s hiring of land-use attorney concerns urban growth expansion opponents

    Opponents of Spokane County’s plans to expand areas where urban growth can occur say they’re concerned about the hiring of an attorney with strong ties to developers. In January, county …


  • Mielke touts county’s proactive approach in address

    Spokane County government is reinventing itself in the same way the county’s signature courthouse has modernized, Commissioner Todd Mielke said in his State of the County address Friday morning. “We’ve …


  • County government invests in change

    Spokane County government is reinventing itself in the same way the county’s signature courthouse has modernized, Commissioner Todd Mielke said in his state of the county address Friday morning.


  • Spokane City Council won’t contest sprawl measure veto

    The Spokane City Council’s anti-sprawl measure appears dead. For now, anyway. Council President Ben Stuckart, rather than trying to muster support for an unlikely override of Mayor David Condon’s veto, …


  • State nixes expanded Spokane County urban growth area

    An expansion to Spokane’s urban growth area was thrown out Tuesday, though that may not keep some development in the expanded area from moving forward. Spokane County commissioners decided last …


  • Gov. Jay Inslee will appeal Spokane County growth boundary plan

    Gov. Jay Inslee has stepped into the fight over a July expansion of Spokane County’s urban growth area, including newly designated industrial land near Fairchild Air Force Base. Inslee said …


  • County cuts urban growth proposal

    Spokane County commissioners backtracked Tuesday on an aggressive plan to expand the county’s urban growth area. They voted unanimously to remove nearly 2,000 acres from their previous proposal to add …


  • Growth vote unsupported by the math

    Math is hard. Guessing is easy, and occasionally useful. It’s guessing – wild guessing – by the county’s chief planning official that has some people feeling that the public debate …


  • County could open thousands of acres for development

    Spokane County commissioners are poised to open raw land for new development, a boon for housing speculators. But the expansion could come with significant public costs. The county’s own draft …


  • Mielke testimony in Olympia favored land-use appeal fee

    Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke testified earlier this month in favor of a bill that would charge a $400 fee to citizens who appeal local land-use decisions to the state’s …


  • Bill lets 4 counties drop growth act

    OLYMPIA – The state’s environmental community is fighting a plan to allow four lightly populated Eastern Washington counties to opt out of the Growth Management Act. But in trying to …


  • Law gives developers a break

    An unusual provision of Washington law has repeatedly allowed major real estate developments to go forward even after they’ve been declared urban sprawl that violates the state’s Growth Management Act. …


  • Study finds room for urban growth

    Spokane County’s urban growth areas have enough land to serve the metropolitan area for the next 20 years, according to a study that will be discussed tonight. Planning officials will …


  • Sewer prospects dim for Belle Terre development

    Spokane County may drop plans to extend sewer service next year to the Belle Terre area in the unincorporated Spokane Valley. Utilities Director Bruce Rawls told county commissioners Tuesday that …


  • County proceeds despite appeal

    A group of Liberty Lake neighbors is fearful that a hearing before Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday will allow a property owner on the shore of Liberty Lake to develop …


  • Plan change appealed to state hearing board

    Some residents on the shore of Liberty Lake have been complaining long and loud about a proposed zoning change to a 3.6-acre piece of property at 24024 E. Lakeridge Drive. …

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