Stories tagged: Spokane City Hall
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
The city of Spokane may re-examine a law that critics say criminalizes the homeless for sleeping or sitting on public sidewalks when they have nowhere else to go, after a …
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 …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 4 a.m.
A proposed development of 236 homes and 38,000 square feet of office, retail and commercial space on Spokane’s South Hill faces a deadline this week as it seeks approval from …
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 …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Flu death toll rises, but theaters hope for end to ban on public gatherings
Spokane’s theaters were making plans to open after a nearly month-long closure due to the outbreak of the Spanish flu.
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.
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
The one bright spot for Lisa Brown in a decisive defeat by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday was the City of Spokane, where she earned a double-digit victory. Still, …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018
The temperatures had just peaked above 40 degrees on Wednesday, boosted by the bright sun.
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 …
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.
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.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
A dispute arose after city authorities took over the Lion Hotel and turned it into a temporary influenza hospital. The owners of the hotel filed an objection to the takeover. …
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.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
The 1894 Spokane City Hall at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism and grand dreams of a railroad boomtown.
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: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
The cost to the city of Spokane for providing police protection for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit likely will be in the thousands.
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.
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 …
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: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
A packed chambers of the Spokane City Council urged the panel to approve the law Monday night, beneath a smoky sky and a blood-red sun. Lawmakers did just that, after …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2018
Six-figure salaries could mean sustainability problems for the city’s budget. Numbers crunchers have talked for years about the consequences of possible “structural gap” between salaries and revenues. That pressure has …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council will consider a law Monday that calls for the city to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2030. Spokane Mayor David Condon has expressed …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 4:30 a.m.
Car tab fees would be used to pay for paving of dirt road to small, historic neighborhood near Kendall Yards
City officials and neighbors say paving a 900-foot stretch of dirt road is necessary due to the threat of uncontrollable fires and stormwater runoff. But a citizens board tasked with …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:04 a.m.
City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is working against the clock to have her colleagues reconsider their vote against a bond measure that would ask taxpayers to cover the cost of building …