Stories tagged: Spokane Valley City Council
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
‘Urgent’ letter brought forth with no advance notice sets off council debate
Small Spokane Valley Carnhope Irrigation District set to possibly benefit from easier water rights regulations and CDBG grant.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
City Manager Mike Jackson asked to resign by Spokane Valley council
Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard’s announcement that City Manager Mike Jackson had been asked to resign “in the best interest of the city” was met with a loud boo …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Spokane Valley councilman asks fellow members to follow rules of governance
Chuck Hafner called on his fellow Spokane Valley City Council members to follow the governance manual at Tuesday’s meeeting.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Restroom rules to be deliberated in Spokane Valley Tuesday
Spokane Valley City Council to discuss gender preference bathroom access
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Council passes anti-sanctuary city resolution
Heated City Council discussion after member Ed Pace introduced a resolution he said was not anti-immigrant or anti-immigration, and in line with many other communities around the country
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015
Ben Wick Q&A: A more diverse council, Painted Hills decision on his mind
For departing Spokane Valley City Council member Ben Wick, the fifth time was the charm. Wick ran in the first Spokane Valley election, against 51 other people, then applied three …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 3:24 p.m.
Storm cleanup cost city about $300,000
Spokane Valley City Council wrote a nearly $300,000 check to cover the cost of cleanup after the November windstorm.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, 10:18 p.m.
Wood defeats Wick for Spokane Valley City Council seat
Spokane Valley City Councilman Ben Wick has last his re-election bid to Sam Wood. Wood has a 99-vote lead over Wick in the latest count of ballots, which was released …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 5:20 p.m.
Wick sees lead over Wood shrink in Spokane Valley Council race
Ben Wick’s lead shrank to 111 votes over challenger Sam Wood in the race for Spokane Valley City Council. Other incumbents maintained their comfortable leads.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 10:13 p.m.
Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races
Incumbents hold leads in Spokane Valley council races
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 31, 2015
Ballots are due Tuesday in Washington
General election ballots must be mailed or deposited in drop boxes by Tuesday in Washington. Voters go to the polls in Idaho.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 6 a.m.
Spokane Valley candidates offer different views on transportation
He’s half the age or younger than the other Spokane Valley City Council members, but that doesn’t seem to bother Ben Wick, 33.
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015
Spokane Valley City Council votes to keep property tax the same
Spokane Valley City Council member Ed Pace tries to get city to lower property tax.
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 10:28 a.m.
Bridge work forces Centennial Trail revision
Emergency marijuana moratorium passed in Spokane Valley
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015
Valley City Council chooses design concept for new city hall
The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look Tuesday evening at potential designs of the new city hall to be constructed at the corner of Sprague Avenue and Dartmouth …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
State lawmakers praise Spokane Valley City Council
Tuesday evening became an unofficial legislative recognition night at the Spokane Valley City Council meeting, when all the Valley’s representatives in Olympia showed up. Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, thanked …
Thu., June 18, 2015
Gothmann picked for open Spokane Valley City Council seat
Following an executive session that lasted fewer than 15 minutes, former Spokane Valley City Council member Bill Gothmann was selected to serve as a temporary council member filling in for …
Wed., June 3, 2015
Eighteen apply for temporary Spokane Valley City Council seat
Eighteen applicants are vying for the chance to temporarily fill an open Spokane Valley City Council seat. The position is open because council member Bill Bates is on medical leave. …
Thu., May 14, 2015
Spokane Valley Council seeks temporary replacement for Bill Bates
The Spokane Valley City Council decided at its Tuesday meeting to begin a search for a temporary replacement for Councilman Bill Bates, who’s been on excused absence since late last …
Thu., May 7, 2015
Public involved in comprehensive plan update
During a brief Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Director of Community Development John Hohman briefed the council on the comprehensive plan update. Spokane Valley is working with a …
Thu., April 2, 2015
Report: Pine, Argonne interchange upgrades would improve Valley traffic flow
Chances are you will never reach the posted 35 mph speed limit on Argonne Road between Mission and Trent avenues. A traffic study almost completed by the public works division …
Thu., April 2, 2015
Valley tracking marijuana legislation
Most of the anticipated marijuana regulation working its way through the Washington Legislature remains up in the air. That was the main message Spokane Valley Deputy City Attorney Eric Lamb …
Thu., March 26, 2015
Valley’s mining ban gets panned
The Spokane Valley City Council got an earful of opposition to its temporary mining moratorium at a public hearing Tuesday evening. Spokane County Planning Director John Pederson spoke on behalf …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Valley weighs preservation, property rights
The Spokane Valley City Council took another tentative step toward adopting a historic preservation ordinance at its meeting Tuesday evening, but it remains concerned about preserving the rights of property …
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014, 2:42 p.m.
Valley puts brakes on pot businesses
Spokane County consumers spent more than $1 million on marijuana in November, but that didn’t stop the business-friendly Spokane Valley City Council from passing a moratorium on all marijuana businesses …
Tue., Dec. 9, 2014, 9:57 p.m.
Without notice, Spokane Valley council halts new marijuana businesses
Citing a public health crisis, the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday passed a moratorium on all marijuana businesses other than retail, production and processing operations already licensed by the …
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Valley council discusses range of options for truck parking
About a dozen people showed up Tuesday evening to hear the Spokane Valley City Council debate possible restrictions on parking of semitrucks, tractors and trailers in residential neighborhoods. City attorney …
Thu., Sept. 25, 2014
Valley council hears about loud semis in neighborhoods
Spokane Valley resident Marilyn Cline is really tired of waking at 5 or 6 a.m. every day. The problem is not a feisty rooster, it’s the rumbling of semitrucks parked …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Cost of picnic shelter raises questions
Plans to replace an aging picnic shelter at Edgecliff Park are running into a potential obstacle. The revised cost estimate has climbed 78 percent to $116,000, prompting Spokane Valley officials …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Traffic safety vote divides Spokane Valley council
Spokane Valley is adding a second lefthand turn lane at Thierman Road onto Sprague Avenue despite warnings from traffic engineers and others that it would increase the risk of sideswipe …