Stories tagged: Spokane City Council
Sat., April 14, 2012
Spokane council will discuss initiatives plan
A resident’s right to bypass the Spokane City Council to craft city laws could be revamped on Monday. Along with a host of minor changes that have general acceptance, two …
Fri., April 6, 2012
Mayor wringing water rates
Summer water bills for most city of Spokane water customers appear headed to a tumble. But winter bills and costs for people who use the least water likely will increase …
Fri., March 30, 2012
City Council to address gay marriage
The debate on gay marriage is headed to the Spokane City Council. City Councilman Jon Snyder is sponsoring a nonbinding resolution in support of “marriage equality,” and despite a Republican-leaning …
Sun., March 18, 2012
Restrictions on alcohol sales get fresh look
As the sun was starting to set Wednesday evening in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, there was a steady flow of customers buying single cans of beer at the Family Superette …
Sat., March 17, 2012
Public notice on casino at issue
The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider rushing its normal voting procedure to oppose the proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians casino on the West Plains. Councilman Mike Fagan is …
Fri., March 9, 2012
City makes parking shift
The price to park in downtown Spokane is going up and down – but mostly up. City street employees are working to adjust meters to reflect price changes the Spokane …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Doug Clark: Don’t let bloodsucker see weakness
Words you don’t often see in a Clark column: Great job, Spokane City Council!
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012
Thoma sues city over dismissal
The fired police sergeant who was caught driving drunk and leaving the scene of a collision filed a lawsuit against the city on Tuesday for wrongfully firing him. Bob Dunn, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 2:27 p.m.
Thoma will file lawsuit against city today
The new proposal would drop $15,000 that would be paid to fired Spokane Police Sgt. Brad Thoma’s attorney.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 6:42 p.m.
Spokane City Council rejects Thoma settlement
The Spokane City Council will vote tonight on a proposed settlement with fired Spokane Police Sgt. Brad Thoma afterall.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2012
Clark: Click heels and repeat: There’s no disgrace like Thoma
One day Spokane Mayor David Condon declares there’s no good way out of the Brad Thoma tar pit. The City Council, he says, must vote to put Thoma back on …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2012, 5:04 p.m.
Mayor defends Thoma settlement
Mayor David Condon today defended the City of Spokane’s decision to rehire an alcoholic police sergeant fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Snow rules will be considered
That guy who pushed all the snow from his driveway into the street could have to pay for blocking your morning commute. The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012
City firefighters asked to bargain again
Spokane city officials and the firefighters union are expected to go back to the bargaining table after the City Council voted 4-3 to reject a new three-year labor contract on …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2012
Council votes against chance to save Jensen-Byrd building
The Spokane City Council might have had the chance to stop demolition of the historic Jensen-Byrd building for campus housing, but instead sidestepped a resolution calling for the building to …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, 10:46 p.m.
Spokane Council rejects firefighter labor contract
A tentative labor contract with Spokane firefighters was narrowly rejected Monday night by Spokane City Council members.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, 9:53 p.m.
Police reform resolution wins Spokane council OK
The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution calling for a series of measures that they said would improve accountability of the police department.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2012
Council to tackle firefighter contract
Spokane city leaders are readying for a showdown with the Spokane Firefighters Union over a three-year contract negotiated between the firefighters and former Mayor Mary Verner in the final days …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2012
Divided council may find plenty in common
Sitting with Ben Stuckart for coffee, I thought I heard The Who whispering in my ear: Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss? It doesn’t seem so. As …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012
City boosts funds for social service grants to nonprofits
For more than a decade, Spokane’s political leaders have said they shared the goal of providing 1 percent of the city’s budget to social service agencies. For more than a …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
City appointees fill spots on boards, commissions
The Spokane City Council on Monday filled positions on about 25 boards and commissions that have seats reserved for city elected leaders. Some seats are advisory or liaison positions, others …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2012
Votes usher in new power
There’s a new majority in town. The Spokane City Council’s new, more conservative majority flexed its muscle in its first meeting of the year on Monday when it voted 4-2 …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2012
New council already has its feathers ruffled
The honeymoon period for the new Spokane City Council may have ended before its first regular meeting, with a debate about which council member should represent the city on the …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012
Spokane City Council approves northeast PDA
The Spokane City Council approved an ordinance establishing a public development authority for northeast Spokane on Dec. 12. Establishing a public development authority in that area has been at the …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2011
Shogan leaves council with accomplishments and a sense of relief
Joe Shogan, 63, served eight years on Spokane’s City Council, six as council president. He spent Thursday saying goodbye to City Hall staffers and cleaning out his office.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2011
Stuckart takes oath for City Council post
Incoming Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart promised Wednesday during his swearing in ceremony to help City Hall become a happier place for the people who are being served by …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2011
Condon to take oath as mayor
The new faces of Spokane city government will take their oaths of offices on three successive days late next week. Mayor-elect David Condon will be sworn in at 10:30 a.m. …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 9:16 a.m.
City Council backs ‘complete streets’ rules
The Spokane City Council late Monday, in the last meeting before four of the members will be replaced, voted 5-2 in favor of a “complete streets” ordinance.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2011
City Council OKs two-year contract with SpokAnimal
Voter rejection of new taxes last month to pay for a regional animal control system sent Spokane city leaders back to their old standby. The City Council voted unanimously Monday …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2011
Rush proposes end to city utility tax
It was as if pigs had grown wings and landed on the roof of Spokane City Hall. George McGrath, a conservative, longtime follower and critic of the City Council, approached …