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  • City braces for budget cuts despite strong sales taxes

    Spokane is collecting sales taxes like it hasn’t since before the recession. Even so, city officials are preparing for another multimillion-dollar deficit in 2014.

  • Proposed city budget contains some raises

    At the same time he has proposed eliminating 100 jobs, Spokane Mayor David Condon is calling for big raises in the 2013 budget for administrators in the city’s finance division. …

  • Vestal: Mayor’s proposed cuts come at price of safety

    Mayor David Condon’s proposed city budget accomplishes his main objective: keeping his campaign promise not to raise taxes. It does not, however, do what he says it does: preserve the …

  • Mayor to sign Spokane budget

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner said Tuesday that she will sign the 2011 budget and utility rate increases approved by the City Council this week. Verner opposed some of the changes …

  • City Council delays vote on tab tax

    Motorists in Spokane soon could have to pay an extra $20 a year to license their vehicles. But a final decision on whether to impose the local tab tax was …

  • City of Spokane’s budget outlook grows even gloomier

    More than 120 city employees could face pink slips at the end of the year unless city unions agree to concessions or the City Council increases taxes, officials warned Tuesday. …

  • Officials rack brains to bridge budget gap

    Cuts, concessions and taxes. They’re all on the table as Spokane leaders face a $5.5 million budget deficit in 2010.

  • City to lay off nine as new building slows

    A sharp decline in construction activity in Spokane has caused the loss of nine city jobs. The cuts announced Monday are the first layoffs at City Hall as a result …

  • City Council trims budget

    With growing concerns that the economy will continue to falter, the Spokane City Council on Monday sliced almost $1.5 million from next year’s budget. With the cuts, the city will …



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