City: Spokane Valley, WA
Grafos was elected to the Spokane Valley City Council as a “Positive Change” candidate in 2009. He is a licensed real estate broker and owner of a mini-storage business. One of his campaign promises was to eliminate the controversial Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan, which he voted to kill this year. He has stated several times that his goal is to make Spokane Valley “business friendly.”
Spokane Valley City Councilman Dean Grafos, who has led the fiscal responsibility charge, advocated during Tuesday’s council meeting spending $50,000 on a city entry and flashing school zone crossing signs. In September, Grafos suggested having nonunion employees give up their annual cost of living raise in 2011 in order to save money. His suggestion passed, saving the city approximately $40,000.