Stories tagged: Spokane Valley City Council
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Spokane Valley faces shortfalls in road maintenance budget
Spokane Valley has a reputation for keeping its roads in good condition. But now, with its funding for road preservation in decline, city officials may have to look at raising …
Fri., March 2, 2018
Spokane Valley council members fear amendment from Rep. Matt Shea could imperil Barker Road bridge project
An amendment put forth by Rep. Matt Shea for the Washington State Senate 2017-19 transportation budget could potentially put the Spokane Valley’s Barker Road grade separation project in jeopardy.
Thu., March 1, 2018
Culinary chefs showcase Crave NW set for July
Spokane Valley City Council plans to move forward with its sponsorship of the Crave NW event for a second year.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Proposal renaming Appleway Trail in honor of former Sen. Bob McCaslin takes Valley council members by surprise
A proposed bill renaming Appleway Trail “Senator Bob McCaslin Trail” was presented at a Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday – much to the surprise of a few council members.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Contract awarded for Appleway Trail extension from Sullivan to Corbin roads
Spokane Valley City Council awarded a $1.97 million construction contract to Wm. Winkler Company to extend a portion of Appleway Trail from Sullivan to Corbin roads.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018
Spokane Valley City Council will pick a mayor on Tuesday
Five Spokane Valley city officials on Tuesday evening will take the oath of office to form a new council that is expected to be more moderate. Newly-elected council members Ben …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
Three women sworn in for Spokane Valley City Council
There was plenty of applause and smiles at Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday evening as incumbent Pamela Haley – along with two newly elected councilwomen, Brandi Peetz and Linda (Hatcher) …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
City Council shifts lodging tax allocations to Spokane Valley events
Hotel taxes collected in Spokane Valley should stay in Spokane Valley, city officials decided this week. The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday modified how it plans to spend the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council’s legislative agenda includes parental rights
Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved its 2018 Legislative Agenda, which includes topics to be presented and discussed with 4th District legislators during the upcoming legislative session.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley council passes $77.4 million city budget
Spokane Valley adopted a $77.4 million budget that reflects a projected revenue surplus to be spent on building railroad bridges as well as parks and infrastructure improvements.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
Rod Higgins overcomes election night deficit, re-elected to Spokane Valley City Council
Rod Higgins is poised to retain his seat as Spokane Valley mayor against challenger Chris Jackson in a race that’s been close since initial ballots were counted Nov. 7.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Spokane Valley City Council may lobby Legislature on vaccination proposal
The Spokane Valley City Council may take its advocacy of parents who want to keep their unvaccinated children in school during disease outbreaks to the state Legislature.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Wrapping up the races: Tuesday’s off-year election to decide city council contests
The general election ballot full of candidates for city offices as well as some school board and a few legislative positions.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane Valley City Council forgoes property tax increase for ninth year in a row
For the ninth year in a row, the Spokane Valley City Council is foregoing increasing property taxes by 1 percent, the maximum annual increase allowed by law without a public …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Accusations of mudslinging, bullying in contentious Spokane Valley City Council race
The race for Spokane Valley City Council Position 2 is heating up, and so is the rhetoric between its two candidates.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Thompson, Peetz best choices for Spokane Valley council
Spokane Valley voters have a decision to make about what kind of council it wants. It can be ideologically driven, or it can stick to the basics of the job …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Wick the pick for Valley council
Wick’s brand of level-headed leadership stands in contrast to Pace’s penchant for turning the position into a platform for divisive issues.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
Ed Pace, Ben Wick disagree on vaccination proposal as they seek second term on Spokane Valley Council
Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace tries for a second term while former Councilman Ben Wick tries to return to office.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Spokane Valley councilman who didn’t disclose juvenile felony charges when appointed hoping to retain seat
Drug and alcohol abuse have affected two Spokane Valley City Council candidates in very different ways.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Jackson challenges Higgins for Valley Council Position 1
Spokane Valley City Council Position 1 pits incumbent experience against challenger’s youth.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane Valley parental rights proposal endangers the rights of others
Should a parent who refuses to vaccinate their children be allowed to send them to school during a disease outbreak? Under a “parental rights” ordinance being floated by a Spokane …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Spokane Valley city attorney presents snow-removal proposal
It seemed too hot outside to talk about snow removal Tuesday evening, but that’s when the Spokane Valley City Council took another look at a snow removal ordinance that’s been …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
Spokane Valley nonprofit grant money available; applications are underway
Nonprofit organizations that provide economic development activities or social services for residents in Spokane Valley, may apply for grants from the city before Aug. 11.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:06 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council approves new police services contract
The Spokane Valley City Council has approved a new contract for police services with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Candidates for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 5
Candidates for Spokane Valley City Council, Position 5 PAMELA HALEY
Sat., July 15, 2017
Editorial: Haley is clear choice in Valley race
Pamela Haley has business sense, stability and experience. She is the obvious choice in this race.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Higgins, Merkel in Valley council race
The race comes down to the experience of Rod Higgins, and the fresh perspective of Al Merkel. We think both should advance and continue that debate.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Council races in Spokane, Spokane Valley draw primary challenges
All three Spokane City Council races will be on the August primary ballot, as will two council positions in the Spokane Valley and two in Medical Lake
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Transportation district gains little ground in Spokane Valley
A $20 car tab tax could be a way to replenish dwindling revenue for road maintenance.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Spokane Valley city manager announced reorganization merging departments
The dust-up and reorganization at Spokane Valley City Hall continued Tuesday evening when City Manager Mark Calhoun introduced a plan to merge the Community Development and the Public Works departments. …