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  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012

    Sullivan strategy approved

    The city of Spokane Valley has reached an agreement with Riverside State Park, the Spokane River Forum and the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club to minimize and mitigate impacts to …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012

    Spokane Valley debates hotel tax funds

    The Spokane Valley City Council had a familiar conversation Tuesday as it reviewed the funding recommendations made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which again did not support funding Valleyfest. …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012

    Sullivan Road bridge failing, legislators told

    The Spokane Valley City Council hosted a special meeting Friday to ask local state legislators to help secure funding to replace the Sullivan Road Bridge. The estimated cost to replace …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

    Valley set to celebrate 10 years, plans birthday party

    The city of Spokane Valley is polishing plans to hold a series of events in 2013 to celebrate the city’s 10th anniversary, starting with a birthday party on March 16. …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

    Mobile home park protections sought in Spokane Valley

    As the deadline for Comprehensive Plan amendments approaches, Spokane Valley staffers proposed several amendments during Tuesday’s council meeting. Some were warmly received while one or two drew the ire of …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012

    Spokane Valley considers increasing building setbacks

    Recent heated debates about multi-family housing next to single-family homes has the Spokane Valley City Council considering a change to the city’s development code to head off such conflicts in …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012

    Valley City Council rejects raising property tax

    The Spokane Valley City Council rehashed some old budget arguments and brought up some new ones during their Tuesday meeting. Key among them was the continued debate on whether the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

    Spokane Valley to buy Pring land

    The Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to pay businessman Jack Pring $2.5 million dollars for slightly more than 8 acres at Sprague Avenue and Herald Road across from the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

    Estimated price for 2013 road projects lowered

    The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look Tuesday at a preliminary list of street preservation projects for 2013. There are 17 roads on the list that are scheduled …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012

    Council starts money allocation talks

    Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey suggested a new formula for allocating city money to economic development and social service agencies at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Towey recommended not giving any …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

    City rejects proposed property tax increase

    After weeks of the discussion, the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to kill a proposed 1 percent property tax increase for 2013. The decision will save residential taxpayers about …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012

    23rd Valleyfest attracts all types

    Several indicators give Valleyfest organizers a hint as to how many people visit the annual three-day event. How much food did vendors sell? How many marched in the parade? How …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012

    Spokane Valley Council rejects new rules

    The Spokane Valley City Council declined to be the arbiter of grass length in the city when they turned down several proposed changes to the city’s nuisance code Tuesday. One …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012

    Spokane Valley budget proposal dips into reserves

    After years of carefully guarding Spokane Valley’s generous ending fund balance, City Manager Mike Jackson told the City Council on Tuesday that he’s ready to use some of that money …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012

    Spokane Valley City Council postpones decision on property taxes

    The Spokane Valley City Council had a lengthy debate over whether it should raise property taxes by the allowed 1 percent in 2013, with some council members adamantly against it …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012

    Spokane Valley sticks with SCRAPS

    The Spokane Valley City Council decided Tuesday to begin contract negotiations with the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service despite a curve ball thrown by Spokane city Councilman Steve Salvatori, …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012

    Budget process moves along

    The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday took another look at the proposed 2013 city budget. And while a hearing on the subject didn’t draw any comments from the public, …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012

    Swale work set for Sprague Avenue

    The Spokane Valley City Council unanimously awarded Inland Asphalt the Sprague Avenue swale project at a cost of $1.27 million. Steve Worley, senior capital projects engineer, told the council the …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

    Spokane County Library District proposes smaller library

    The Spokane County Library District’s plan for a new Spokane Valley library has changed, but it’s unclear if the changes will affect a proposed partnership with the city of Spokane …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

    Spokane Valley weighs animal-control proposals from SCRAPS, SpokAnimal

    The Spokane Valley City Council took another run at a familiar topic Tuesday – animal control. Spokane County is trying to put together a new regional animal shelter under the …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

    City OKs zone change but makes changes first

    A request to rezone property on Conklin Road south of Broadway Avenue received final approval from the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday after some last-minute tweaking. The developer agreed …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012

    Spokane Valley council approves development deal

    The Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday in a split decision to approve a development agreement for property near Conklin Road and Broadway Avenue. Property owner Greg Arger applied to …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

    Shoreline plan gets look

    The Spokane Valley City Council took quick looks at several issues Tuesday, including a first look at the proposed goals and policies for the city’s Shoreline Master Program that have …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

    City’s portion of street repair is $95k

    Residents in the Ponderosa neighborhood will get a faulty street fixed, but the unanimous vote by the Spokane Valley City Council to pay half of the repair costs apparently left …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012

    Home uncertain for statue

    The fate of a statue the Spokane Valley Arts Council intends to donate to the city of Spokane Valley is up in the air even as the construction of the …


  • SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012

    Familiar face returning

    The Spokane Valley City Council picked someone with previous experience to fill a vacancy on the city’s planning commission, voting to appoint Fred Beaulac to the seat. Beaulac, whose term …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012

    Valley seeks animal control bids

    The Spokane Valley City Council agreed Tuesday to issue a request for proposals for the city’s animal control service, which is currently carried out by the Spokane County Regional Animal …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

    Valley Council wants agreement before rezoning

    The Spokane Valley City Council listened to the repeated pleas of residents and voted Tuesday to require a development agreement before rezoning 10 acres to high density residential on Conklin …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

    City awards contract for street jobs

    The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a contract for street preservation projects to Spokane Rock Products. The council also approved a second list of projects that will go …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

    Budget focus of council retreat

    The conversation at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council retreat was again dominated by the need to pay for street preservation projects, but no conclusions were reached on how to fund …


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