Stories tagged: Steve Eugster
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Initiative calling for public vote on covering Spokane park Pavilion facing likely City Council opposition
It’s a tight window, but the current Spokane City Council could put to voters the question of whether the U.S. Pavilion in Riverfront Park should be covered. Council members need …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Altering Spokane Park Board authority in wake of U.S. Pavilion flap would undo century of independence
City Council President Ben Stuckart said no formal proposal is on the table to alter the uniquely Spokane form of governing the park system, but concerns over early designs featuring …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Legal settlement clears the way for road through park in Wandermere area
A developer can move forward with plans to build a road through an undeveloped natural area known as Freddy Park north of Spokane. Developer Al Payne recently agreed to pay …
Sun., Sept. 13, 2015
Councilman challenges Spokane’s borrowing from investment fund
Quick growth in Spokane’s collection of investments, and a predilection by city leaders to dip into the investment pool to fund one-time projects, has led at least one Spokane City …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014
Spokane approves property tax hikes for police, fire departments
Spokane leaders have promised to take an annual 1 percent property tax increase through 2016 to help fund $26 million worth of new vehicles and equipment for the fire and …
Wed., April 30, 2014
Stuckart, Salvatori face ethics complaints
A pair of ethics complaints have been filed against Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Councilman Steve Salvatori over sending taxpayer money initally allocated for a council assistant to …
Sat., April 14, 2012
Spokane council will discuss initiatives plan
A resident’s right to bypass the Spokane City Council to craft city laws could be revamped on Monday. Along with a host of minor changes that have general acceptance, two …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2012
Condon to keep salary at $100K for 2012
Spokane Mayor David Condon will hold his salary at $100,000 this year as promised, despite the recent controversy over his predecessor’s pay. But he said he will review his options …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2011
Rush proposes end to city utility tax
It was as if pigs had grown wings and landed on the roof of Spokane City Hall. George McGrath, a conservative, longtime follower and critic of the City Council, approached …
Thu., June 16, 2011, 10:39 a.m.
Attorney Eugster loses another legal battle
Attorney and former Spokane City Council member Steve Eugster lost another legal decision today, this time challenging the way the state elects appellate judges and assigns them to three-judge panels.
Wed., May 18, 2011
Judicial elections arguments heard
OLYMPIA – Washington state needs a new way of electing appeals court judges to comply with the constitutional doctrine of one person, one vote, Spokane attorney Steve Eugster told the …
Sun., Dec. 12, 2010
Old YMCA worth saving? Landmarks panel to decide
It could be the final chapter for the former downtown YMCA. Or it could be the start of more painstaking, political maneuvering.
Thu., March 25, 2010
Siddoway chosen to fill Appeals Court vacancy
A Spokane attorney involved in a couple of the most contentious civic projects in the past 20 years was named Wednesday to an opening on the state Court of Appeals. …
Sat., Feb. 6, 2010
Appeals court system challenged
OLYMPIA – The Washington Supreme Court will likely be asked to decide whether the state appeals court system is unconstitutional. Spokane attorney Steve Eugster said Friday it is, because of …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2010, 6:37 p.m.
Eugster suit likely headed to state Supreme Court
OLYMPIA – The Washington Supreme Court will likely be asked to decide whether the state Appeals Court system is unconstitutional, based on a lawsuit brought by Spokane attorney Steve Eugster.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2010
STA offers solutions to bus fuss
Spokane Transit Authority held the first of two public meetings Saturday about bus service in Browne’s Addition. About 20 people showed up soon after the doors opened.
Thu., Dec. 31, 2009
Spokane bus re-routing draws heat
Complaints over two Spokane Transit Authority buses that were re-routed through Browne’s Addition in September continue to come in. Mike Maurer, who lives on Coeur d’Alene Street, was one of …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
Even primary election serves up political hash
I’m always relieved to get past a primary. The only point of a primary election is to weed out those less-popular candidates who, if elected, might actually do the public …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2009
South Hill group bows out of fight against big retailers
A neighborhood vote this week smooths the way for the biggest retail center the South Hill has seen in decades, if not ever. The Southgate Neighborhood Council ended its long …
Fri., June 12, 2009
High court suspends lawyer Eugster
OLYMPIA – After a long-running battle over his handling of an elderly widow’s case, Spokane attorney Steve Eugster has narrowly avoided disbarment. The state Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that …
Thu., June 11, 2009, 10:43 a.m.
High court suspends Eugster from law for 18 months
A divided state Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that Steve Eugster should be suspended from practicing law for 18 months. Three of the justices called for a harsher penalty, saying …
Tue., June 2, 2009
Candidates enter fray
About a dozen candidates for local offices waited Monday morning for the door of the Spokane County Elections Office to open to officially launch their campaigns. “They are marching us …
Thu., April 23, 2009
When city’s business runs dry, Eugster steps forward
Words I never thought would come out of my mouth: “Welcome back, Steve Eugster. Gawd, how I’ve missed you.”
Sat., April 18, 2009
Eugster to run for City Council
The City Council race in south Spokane went from zero candidates to two Friday, with the prospect of becoming the most interesting election on the municipal ballot this fall. Former …