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The race to represent Northwest Spokane has turned into one about priorities. Is the top priority jobs, as Steve Salvatori argues, or is jobs one of many priorities, as Joy Jones says?
Candidates for Spokane City Council responded to 20 questions from The Spokesman-Review soon after filing to run for office. Because only two candidates filed to run for the Northwest seat, there wasn’t a primary and none of the responses given by Steve Salvatori and Joy Jones ran in the print edition until today. To read more questions and responses, go to The Spokesman-Review’s Election Center at spokesman.com/elections.
City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate the $20 vehicle tab tax and possible creation of a street utility tax. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.
As a member of the Spokane City Council, Richard Rush hasn’t been afraid of controversy. He led the charge to create the city’s new controversial water rates, and while others are backpedaling, Rush has stood firm. He says reverting to a flatter rate structure proposed by critics likely would mean most water customers will be forced to pay more.
Candidates for Spokane City Council responded to 20 questions from The Spokesman-Review soon after filing to run for the office. Because only two candidates filed to run for the south seat, there wasn’t a primary and none of the responses given by Richard Rush and Mike Allen ran in the print edition until today. To read candidates’ responses to all the questions, head to The Spokesman-Review’s Election Center at spokesman.com/election.
City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate red light cameras. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and David Condon, former district director for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, debate the city’s new water rate structure, which decreases rates on those who use less and increase rates on those who use more. Condon is challenging Verner’s bid for re-election.
Much is different and much is the same in Envision Spokane’s second attempt to get voters to approve a version of its Community Bill of Rights. Its proposal on the November ballot is significantly scaled down. Instead of the nine rights the group floated in its failed 2009 citizen initiative, this list only includes four.
If the results of the August primary are any sign, Spokane voters liked what they saw from Mary Verner during her first 45 months in office. Characterizing herself as even-keel in turbulent times, she nearly doubled the vote total of second-place finisher David Condon, a former congressional aide to Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
OLYMPIA – There may be a feeling of been there, done that on this year’s ballot. With Initiative 1183, voters might even be thinking “didn’t we do that twice, just last year?” There are some similarities between I-1183 and the two unsuccessful initiatives to end the state’s monopoly on liquor sales last year. All involve ending the state’s monopoly on liquor sales.
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner and former Congressional aide David Condon make their case for the November election.