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Condon announced water rate plan

Mayor David Condon announces on Thursday, April 5, 2012, his plan to restructure water rates.


B) Steve Corker: “If the No. 1 priority of the city was public safety, would we have the courage to vote in a B&O (tax) to ensure that was funded?”

Spokane City Councilman Steve Corker argues that the City Council has been too focused on street issues when the No. 1 priority of the city should be public safety. Corker …


A) Jon Snyder: “You can’t just say, ‘We need the streets fixed! We need the streets fixed!’ and then vote against every single remedy that we have at our disposal”

Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder criticizes some of his colleagues for wanting to improve streets while being reluctant to approve new fees or taxes to pay for improvements. Snyder is …


C) Bob Apple: “I hope the voters take a negative act towards those who think that they don’t have a right to an input”

City Councilman Bob Apple criticizes other city council members for not considering a levy lid lift (asking voters for a property tax increase) and for considering a tax on vehicle …


D) Joe Shogan: “A B&O tax in this town has got about as much chance as an ice cube in hell”

City Council President Joe Shogan responds during a briefing about street policy and funding on Jan. 25, 2011 to City Councilman Bob Apple who said who hopes voters take revenge …


Shogan defends tab tax

Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan criticizes council members who are reluctant to approve a new tax on vehicles at a council budget meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Heard …


Shogan & Richard clash at City Council

Spokane City Council President Joe Shogan demands that County Commission Chairman Mark Richard sit down at the Spokane City Council meeting on April 12, 2010.


Mayor Mary Verner, ombudsman

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner encourages the confirmation of the city’s first independent police ombudsman at the June 29, 2009, City Council meeting, while acknowledging various issues raised druing the meeting.


Bob Apple, Playfair sale

Spokane City Councilman Bob Apple talks about the sale of the former Playfair racetrack Monday, June 8, 2009.


Al French, Playfair sale

City Councilman Al French talks to reporter Jonathan Brunt the Spokane City Council’s decision to sell the former Playfair racetrack at a loss on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.


Spokane Councilman Al French, Six Sigma

Spokane Councilman Al French explains how the new high-paying job responsible for overseeing ideas to save money would be financed and his support for a position that may find greater …


Sustainability, Dennis Dellwo about the amendment

Sustainability Task Force member Dennis Dellwo, who is a former state representative, talks about Councilman Mike Allen’s amendment to the group’s report. Allen’s amendment stressed that the Spokane City Council …


Sustainability, Mayor Mary Verner on vote

Mayor Mary Verner talks about the Spokane City Council’s 5-2 vote of the sustainability proposal.


Sustainability, Mayor Mary Verner on amendment

Mayor Mary Verner talks about Councilman Mike Allen’s amendment regarding the Sustainability Task Force report. Allen’s amendment, which stressed the Spokane City Council was merely “accepting” the report, was approved …


Sustainability, Dennis Dellwo about the vote

Sustainability Task Force member Dennis Dellwo, who is a former state representative, talks about the Spokane City Council’s 5-2 vote, which Dellwo says should have been unanimous.


Mary Verner, affordable housing

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner talks to reporter Jonathan Brunt on Monday, April 13, 2009, about an affordable-housing report delivered to the City Council.


Al French, budget

Spokane City Councilman Al French talks about working with city employees for concessions to solve budget problems in an interview March 26, 2009.


Richard Rush, budget

Spokane City Councilman Richard Rush talks about trying to distribute the burden in addressing the city’s budget shortfall in an interview March 26, 2009.


Mayor Mary Verner, budget deficit

In an interview on Friday, March 20, Mary Verner talks about how the city works with labor unions in making changes in this economic downturn. She detailed the expected budget …


Mayor Mary Verner, working with unions 01

Mary Verner talks about the city’s budget in an interview on Friday, March 20; she detailed the expected deficit to the City Council on Monday night.


Mary Verner / never again 3

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner talks March 6, 2009, on the origins of a City Council never-again ordinance regarding River Park Square.


Mary Verner / never-again 1

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner talks March 6, 2009, on the purpose of the City Council passing a never-again ordinance regarding River Park Square.


Mary Verner / never again 2

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner talks March 6, 2009, about community interest in the City Council passing a never-again ordinance regarding River Park Square.


Tracy Staab / Municipal judge residency

Judge Tracy Staab on whether challengers in the upcoming election might make an issue out of her living outside of the city of Spokane. The Spokane City Council on Monday, …


Tracy Staab / Municipal judge requirements

Municipal Judge Tracy Staab, who lives outside the city of Spokane, responds to a question about whether the city population doesn’t provide a large enough pool of qualified candidates for …


Barry Russell / plans for new parkland

Spokane Park Director Barry Russell talks about what the park department will do with the 15 acres it got in the trade from Fairmount Memorial Association.


Suzanne Markham / sign height limits

Suzanne Markham, president of Citizens for a Scenic Spokane, discusses why she supports height limits on signs.


Suzanne Markham / changing-image signs

Suzanne Markham, president of Citizens for a Scenic Spokane, discusses proposed rules affecting changing-image signs.


Kevin Twohig / Changing-image signs

Kevin Twohig, executive director of the Spokane Public Facilities District, discusses the proposed rule, limiting the switching of images on digital signs to once a day. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.


Kevin Twohig / Why PFD needs changing signs

Kevin Twohig, executive director of the Spokane Public Facilities District, talks more about digital signs and how they’re used by the PFD. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.