Stories tagged: Mayor David Condon
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Ethics Commission revives complaint against Mayor David Condon stemming from Frank Straub dismissal
The panel has agreed to listen to arguments in a complaint made by former City Council President Joe Shogan, who has filed multiple allegations against Mayor Condon for dishonesty in …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Mayor Condon should have argued his case against city’s new campaign finance law
Rather than making a public appeal tied to his opposition to the new campaign finance legislation, Mayor David Condon stayed strategically quiet during the two months that the proposal was …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Spokane settles federal lawsuit by Mexican national who claimed he was unlawfully detained by police
The City of Spokane has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a Mexican national who alleged he was unlawfully detained by an officer following an automobile collision, that he didn’t …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Spokane City Council overrides Condon veto of campaign finance reporting law
Lawmakers stood firm in their support of the campaign finance law, pushed by City Council President Ben Stuckart, to require more stringent reporting of donors and cap contributions. Opponents, who …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spokane City Council to consider overriding Condon veto of campaign finance reforms
With many members bristling at the notion that they should leave campaign finance laws to lawmakers in Olympia, the Spokane City Council will decide whether to affirm or toss a …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Spokane’s 2018 budget delayed by City Council over concerns in Public Works division
A unanimous City Council on Monday delayed a vote on next year’s spending plan three weeks to get more information about the proposed movement to City Hall of six city …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Spokane announces new snow plowing plan: 5 changes for your winter preparations
Plows will roll sooner, and parking restrictions will change under a new snow plowing plan intended to avoid the issues of last year’s response. Chief among the changes is the …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
Mayor, City Council consider adding 10 Spokane police officers in 2018
The salaries of the new hires, which could bring the ranks of the Spokane Police Department to 325 commissioned officers, will be paid for through a combination of grant money …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Spokane flags ordered flown at half-staff after Las Vegas shooting, lawmakers offer condolences
State and national flags at city facilities will be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday in the wake of America’s deadliest shooting in modern history, Mayor David Condon announced Monday …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Spokane leaders unveil free medication disposal units set up across the city
Spokane’s municipal and regional leaders gathered Wednesday morning at the downtown police precinct to announce the roll-out of free medication disposal units set up across the city.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Condon touts progress on environmental policies, chooses not to sign climate change ordinance
The mayor said this week he had continued concerns about the future costs of some of the covenants agreed to by the City Council last month. Spokane has already taken …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Condon adds real estate broker, political fundraiser to mayor’s office to focus on economic development
Charlie Wolff, of SDS Realty, will focus on the city’s efforts to promote infill development and sell public real estate, the mayor said. Dawn Sugasa, a political fundraiser for the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Utility rate increases of 2.9 percent through 2020 approved by unanimous City Council
The rate increases, which are tied to the city’s estimated 25-year average of inflation, will be used to continue funding improvements to Spokane’s water treatment facilities. They take effect Jan. …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Local leaders offer optimism following Avista’s announced sale to Hydro One
City, county and state elected officials said Wednesday they were heartened by the utility’s public message following the announced sale that it would maintain its commitment to partnerships in and …
Sun., June 25, 2017
Riverfront Park redesign continues a legacy of balance
Honoring the past and envisioning the future are two of the key goals decision-makers in the $64 million redesign of Riverfront Park are trying to achieve.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Downtown Spokane has long history of experimentation, controversy with parking
The Washington Supreme Court had to decide whether downtown Spokane would install parking meters back in the 1940s. Today, rates are competitive with other similar-size cities, but officials are calling …
Tue., June 20, 2017
Spokane Gives month of charity sees more than $2.5 million in volunteer work
The fourth annual Spokane Gives month of charity saw a record number of volunteers, who worked on projects from homelessness to community beautification.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Spokane City Council narrowly approves former U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby as city attorney
Supporters on the council touted Ormsby’s long career of public service and professionalism, but critics pointed to the continued debt of bonds issued for a downtown parking garage under his …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
A new $25,000 grant hopes to fund programs that serve Spokane-area youth outside of school.
A new $25,000 grant is designed to fund programs that serve Spokane-area youth outside of school.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Spokane human rights code changes become law without mayor’s signature
In a letter to the City Council, Mayor David Condon said there was no analysis performed on how much processing complaints at City Hall would cost Spokane and that new …
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Amnesty program offered for SCRAPS pet licensing in May
Late fees for pet licensing will be waived in May to draw in more participants
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild
In a letter to Mayor David Condon agreed to Monday night, the Spokane City Council requested negotiations with the police union include caps on overtime hours and a more defined …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
New tax on sodas could be Spokane City Council’s answer to police staffing woes
Mayor David Condon said the city has recruited 29 new police officers over the past several years in response to a cultural audit that found many Spokane police personnel felt …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 11:52 p.m.
Spokane routing non-emergency medical calls away from ambulances, ERs
9-1-1 callers with medical problems that are not emergencies are being referred to driver services other than ambulances, and taken to urgent care centers rather than emergency rooms, under a …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Spokane seeking replacement for longtime fire Chief Bobby Williams following retirement
The city has announced it will conduct a nationwide search that will end in June with the selection of Spokane’s first new fire chief since 1988. Fire Chief Bobby Williams …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Ceremony marks 75 years of service at Fairchild Air Force Base
Hundreds turn out Wednesday for a 75th anniversary celebration at FAFB
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Bigger crews, new equipment and materials called in to combat Spokane’s potholes
Mayor David Condon said residents deserved a more concentrated approach to repairing the city’s pothole problem, during a news conference Friday. Workers from the sewer and water departments will be …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 8 a.m.
Doug Clark: They’re not potholes, they’re Spokane pits of opportunity
Columnist Doug Clark imagines what bits of constructive criticism former streets director Mark Serbousek might leave for his successor, as Spokane grapples with its seemingly endless pothole problem.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Ethics Commission again declines charges brought against Mayor Condon
Former City Council President Joe Shogan, whose ethics complaint against Mayor David Condon has now been dismissed twice by the city’s Ethics Commission, said he’ll refile one more time over …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Ousted Spokane street director writing reports on improving city streets while officials determine future
Mark Serbousek is preparing reports for Public Works Director Scott Simmons on how things could be performed differently in the streets department, a city spokeswoman said Wednesday. Serbousek was relieved …