Stories tagged: Spokane City Council
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
City of Spokane dispatchers may not be apart of a new region-wide communications center after City Council required its dispatchers to exclusively work with city public safety employees.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
The city will soon spend about $305,000 on a new armored vehicle for the Spokane Police Department, which uses money one City Council member said should be used on new …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Phillip Tyler announces run for Spokane City Council president, says domestic allegations are the past
Phillip Tyler, a prominent community activist who has faced multiple allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wives, announced Tuesday he’s running for Spokane City Council President.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:10 a.m.
Council delays vote on relaxing Spokane City Hall visiting rules amid concerns it would become daytime shelter
A proposal that some say will turn City Hall into a daytime homeless shelter has been shelved for at least a month after city employees raised concerns about safety and …
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:40 p.m.
Spokane City Council approved a 1 percent property tax increase Monday, which will be used to pay for police and fire department vehicles.
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Spokane City Council approved fee changes for businesses and property owners living inside the downtown Business Improvement District Monday.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
Under Kate Burke proposal, Spokane City Hall visitors could stay all day; critics say plan could turn lobby into day shelter
City Council could soon vote on a proposal to allow people to stay in City Hall’s lobby all day, which one council member said could turn the building into a …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:30 p.m.
Spokane City Council votes to require Spokane Fire Fighters, Police Officers to only work with city dispatchers
The Spokane City Council unanimously approved an ordinance which would require Spokane firefighters and police officers to only work with dispatchers who are city employees during their meeting Monday night.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department will no longer be able to sell the guns it confiscates after the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance requiring the department to destroy guns instead …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Due to higher than initially predicted revenue projections, Mayor David Condon submitted a balanced budget to the city last week with small cuts and increased funding for homelessness services.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:21 a.m.
Police would be required to destroy rifles and shotguns that have been seized or abandoned rather than selling them to firearms dealers under a proposal being considered by the Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
The City’s Human Resources Department has begun investigating four city council members after employees reported they had been bullied during public meetings.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center
Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:23 a.m.
After hearing testimony from a crowd of medical students, immigrants, lawyers, pastors and activists, the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol’s search of buses and …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council is expected to vote soon on an ordinance that bars immigration enforcement from accessing city property without a criminal warrant unless officers obtain the mayor’s permission.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
The Spokane Police Department is now authorized to use drones when investigating crimes and trying to locate missing or fleeing people after the City Council approved a resolution 5-2 Monday …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
The Spokane City Council voted to allow unused city properties to be transferred to developers and nonprofits who agree to build affordable housing on the sites.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
The city may soon be able to give its unused properties to developers and non-profit organizations who agree to build affordable housing for Spokane’s low-income or elderly residents.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon promised to send a completed budget to the City Council by Nov. 1 and highlighted declining property crime rates in his annual Conditions and Affairs of …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Spokane took one step closer to gathering housing services, medical care and employment assistance under one roof when City Council approved lease agreement for a pilot program site Monday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
The Spokane City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that increases council oversight of city hiring and caps city employee pay at four times Spokane’s median household income.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:12 a.m.
In an effort to curtail petty property crimes such as larceny, vandalism and loitering, the city’s Business Improvement District is asking downtown business owners whether they’re interested in installing more …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
The Spokane City Council overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance that would push the city to switch to completely sustainable energy by 2030 in a six-to-one vote during …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 11:12 p.m.
The City Council appears to have enough votes to override the veto, which came on the eve of an international trip where city leaders will discuss their green efforts and …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
Court rules people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping in streets; Spokane to review its own ordinances
After a federal appeals court ruled that prosecuting people for sleeping on the street when they can’t find shelter is unconstitutional, Spokane’s city officials are reviewing local ordinances that restrict …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
Spokane’s Mayor David Condon pledged $2 million dollars to hire 10 additional police officers and cover the cost of 48 grant funded fire personnel, but has not yet determined how …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2018
Indian Canyon golf course scheduled to reduce holes as golfers pay back loan to fix watering systems
The Spokane City Council this week approved the first of three anticipated loans that will be paid back to the city from fees charged golfers at the four municipal courses. …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
City agrees to move driving speed feedback sign on Maple Street amid outcry from West Central neighborhood
The sign was installed at the end of last summer at a location two blocks north of where the neighborhood wanted it. After making several pleas to move the sign …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018
A program to consolidate the region’s emergency communications services drew fresh criticism this month following the hiring of an executive director to oversee the transition.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
City Council voted unanimously to solicit proposals from organizations that could operate overnight shelters nightly during the winter, not just when temperatures dipped below freezing.