This ballot measure would change how the Spokane mayor’s salary, currently about $172,000 per year, is set. If approved by voters, the same volunteer committee that sets City Council salaries also would be responsible for the mayor’s compensation.
This ballot measure will formalize the city’s municipal court in the city charter. Currently, the court is described only in the city’s municipal code. If approved by voters, the court will be enshrined in the charter, which is the city’s basic guiding document and can only be amended by a vote of the people.
This proposition needs at least 60 percent approval to pass and would authorize the construction of a new Spokane Valley Library, new Veradale/Greenacres Library, the repurposing of the existing Spokane Valley Library and the expansion of the Argonne Library in order to increase the available library services.