Stories tagged: Spokane Valley City Council
WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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: WEDNESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
Munch appointed to vacant council seat
The three contenders for the last open seat on the Spokane Valley City Council had to sit through two rounds of voting before a winner was declared.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
Three interviewed for open Valley council seat
Three candidates are interviewed for a vacant seat on Spokane Valley City Council.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 12:42 A.M.
Council narrows applicant field to 3
The Spokane Valley City Council picked three applicants to interview for the last open seat on the council. The selection procedure Tuesday evening was quick without any discussion of the …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
Valley to use consultant to find new city manager
John Whitehead, director of human resources for Spokane Valley, said a recruiter tends to have a broader network to pull from and is the most common method for hiring city …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016, 3:42 P.M.
Council interviews six for open seats
The candidates have very different resumes, but all supported the same policies: no budget increases, keep taxes low and focus on growing a strong tax base by retaining and recruiting …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
Six complaints lodged against Spokane Valley City Council
The state auditor’s office confirmed it has received six complaints about how the Spokane Valley City Council handled the firing of former city manager Mike Jackson and other City Council …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 5:40 P.M.
Spokane Valley council names finalists for two council seats
The Spokane Valley City Council picks six candidates for two open council seats
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016, 4:08 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane Valley City Council needs to skin their cats in public
Could someone get the Spokane Valley City Council a copy of the state Open Meetings law?
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
New items on Valley council’s agenda may show future path
Tuesday evening, a bunch of upcoming agenda items were introduced at the Spokane Valley City Council meeting, perhaps providing a glimpse of the future.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 3:57 P.M.
Spokane Valley councilman on extended sick leave resigns
A Spokane Valley Councilman on extended sick for the past 18 months has resigned his post. The move – following the abrupt resignations this spring of two other councilmen – …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 3:58 P.M.
Calhoun now Valley’s acting city manager
Deputy City Manager Mark Calhoun was promoted to acting city manager at the Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday night.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Valley City Council accepts Meridian’s bid for city hall project
The Spokane Valley City Council picked the lowest big for construction of the new city hall by Meridian Construction Inc.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 5:10 P.M.
Vocal Point: Spokane Valley City Council’s new direction should concern citizens
Hush money. That is what you call the $411,115 paid by the city of Spokane Valley to former City Manager Mike Jackson to go silently into the night.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 6:22 P.M.
Spokane Valley councilman wants to slash $2 million from sheriff’s contract
Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace wants to cut Sheriff’s contract by $2 million and let the city hire a police chief.
SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, 4 A.M.
Doug Clark: If Spokane Valley-sized golden parachute comes with city manager job, sign me up
Doug Clark wants to be like Mike - Mike Jackson, that is. A Jackson-sized severance from the City of Spokane Valley would set Doug up nicely in retirement.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016
Valley council owes public an explanation
Why did the council spend more than it seemingly had to? What did the public get in exchange? What did the council get, other than an assurance of secrecy?
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 5:38 P.M.
Spokane Valley city manager’s severance three times what his contract stipulated
Those who left Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday night with a bit of sticker shock and lots of questions about the $411,000 severance package granted dismissed city manager Mike Jackson …
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016, 4 A.M.
Doug Clark: Incorporation brings Spokane Valley big-city woes
Looks like the backers of Spokane Valley incorporation got what they wanted - a dysfunctional government.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
Gothmann to leave Spokane Valley council
Bill Gothmann’s term on the Spokane Valley City Council ends in June, and he’s not interested in an extension. “I think it’s time for me to return to retirement,” Gothmann …
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 4:48 P.M.
Spokane Valley leaders say they want to stick with sheriff contract for policing
Spokane Valley’s mayor stood with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday to declare that the city won’t set up its own police department, despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Joining …
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 11:48 A.M.
Spokane County sells gravel pit, former SCRAPS animal shelter
Spokane County will receive nearly $400,000 in cash and 20,000 tons worth of gravel in a deal to sell a former gravel site to Central Pre-Mix as it moves its …
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016
Editorial: Valley council takes ugly turn
The Spokane Valley City Council majority’s firing of the city manager is the latest example of how collaborative decision-making has been replaced with political agendas.