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Spokane Valley woman pays for video of council workshop

When Mary Pollard realized the city council retreat on Tuesday would not be recorded and streamed on the city’s website as the city council meetings usually are, she went to her Greenacres neighborhood group and asked for money to hire a photographer.

In an interview Wednesday, she said she feels a deep mistrust of the city council. 

“I can’t be at the meeting, many of my neighbors can’t be at a meeting all day,” Pollard said. “We had to do something.”

Pollard plans to put the video, or parts of it, on YouTube.

The city was recording the audio of the meeting.

“No one is going to listen to six hours of audio from a meeting,” Pollard said.

A longtime neighborhood activist in Greenacres, Pollard has criticized the council’s decision to fire city manager Mike Jackson.

Pollard said she will begin going to city council meetings more frequently and urges others to do the same. 

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