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This time of year is such a creepfest. The ghouls. The goblins.
City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen critique each other’s work on City Council. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.
City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate the city’s new water rate structure. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.
City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate budget cuts. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.
City Councilman Richard Rush and former City Councilman Mike Allen debate the relocation of Jefferson Elementary School. Allen is challenging Rush’s bid for re-election for his seat representing South Spokane.
The person who paid for five billboards criticizing the Spokane City Council and Mayor Mary Verner for their decisions on water rates plans to remain anonymous. Five billboards were erected about a week ago and will stay up through October, said Tom Townsend, general manager of Emerald Outdoor Advertising.
The long summer debate over water rates in Spokane apparently will extend into the fall. Spokane Mayor Mary Verner this week promised to float a new proposal on water rates even though the City Council already adopted fees for 2012 that Verner declined to veto.
One of the first debates between the two candidates for Spokane mayor – incumbent Mary Verner and challenger David Condon – focused on style. Condon promised to take charge of the bureaucracy.
Fresh off the Spokane City Council’s decision to raise water rates for next year, Spokane mayoral candidate David Condon released a new commercial this week attacking that decision. The ad so far is running only on YouTube, but he said it likely will hit TV airwaves as the election draws closer.
Spokane mayoral challenger David Condon today called the city’s handling of the Otto Zehm case “an indictment” on city government, and called for greater police oversight as well as at least one dismissal from the city attorney’s office.
Voters will decide this fall whether to replace the overcrowded, awkwardly located Spokane County animal shelter. Divided county commissioners decided Tuesday to place a nine-year property tax levy on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
Voters will have to make a decision on a proposed citizens initiative without the observations of elected city leaders on the same ballot. The Spokane City Council on Monday rejected a proposal to add two questions to the November ballot that City Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin described as red flags about the initiative that also will be decided in the election.
Spokane voters could get a hint from the Spokane City Council when deciding the fate of a citizens initiative on the November ballot. The City Council will consider on Monday the addition of two nonbinding questions for the November election. The two proposals would ask voters how the council should respond to Envision Spokane’s Community Bill of Rights if it’s approved: raise taxes or cut services.