Stories tagged: Spokane Valley City Council
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. …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, noon
Spokane Valley City Council to hold workshop Feb. 14 but no meeting on same day
The Spokane Valley City Council meeting on Feb. 14 is canceled, because the council meets for its winter workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in council chambers on the …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Inspired by Indivisible Movement meeting in Spokane, Timothy Lape is organizing progressives in Spokane Valley
Timothy Lape is forming a Spokane Valley chapter of the Indivisible Movement, a progressive grass-roots organization advocating resistance to President Donald Trump’s policies nationally and locally.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Spokane Valley council debates new wording for oath of office
It was Spokane Valley resident Terry Gaston who back in September suggested that the city’s oath of office should include a pledge to follow the United States Constitution, even if …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace sparks debate on ridership of STA buses
Spokane Valley’s Ed Pace asks people to count riders on STA buses; said STA ridership numbers don’t match his common observation of three or fewer people on buses.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council pauses push for new utility tax
Businesses and residents angered by a proposed utility tax spent the weekend pressuring Spokane Valley City Council members to reconsider the new tax. Their efforts worked.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council names Mark Calhoun city manager in unanimous vote
For a secret mission it had an anticlimactic outcome: the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously appointed acting city manager Mark Calhoun its new city manager Tuesday evening, putting an end …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Secrecy in hiring process for Spokane Valley city manager breaks from regional norms
Spokane Valley may hire a new city manager Tuesday evening, but the city council is keeping secret the names of the final three candidates - as well as their interviews …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Some question if Spokane Valley business group crosses political line
Recent ads purchased by the Spokane Valley Business Association have raised some eyebrows. The ads, which ran in the Valley Voice, criticize some City Council members for overspending on the …