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Candidates on the issues: Laura Padden and Linda Thompson

  • Should Spokane Valley have its own police department instead of contracting with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office?

    • Laura Padden No.
    • Linda Thompson No.
  • Should Spokane Valley incorporate annual road maintenance into its general budget?

    • Laura Padden Possibly, but other funding sources should be considered.
    • Linda Thompson Yes.
  • Should Spokane Valley have a homeless shelter within city limits?

    • Laura Padden Maybe, but not a no-barrier shelter.
    • Linda Thompson Open to the possibility.
  • Are you in favor of City Council's recent decisions to buy land for parks and trails expansion?

    • Laura Padden Mostly no.
    • Linda Thompson Yes.
  • Do you agree with the Spokane Public Health board's decision last fall to fire Dr. Bob Lutz?

    • Laura Padden Unsure, not enough information made public.
    • Linda Thompson Yes. Was on Board of Health at the time, can't explain decision due to pending litigation.
  • What does Spokane Valley need more: Single family housing or multi-family housing?

    • Laura Padden Single-family.
    • Linda Thompson City needs a mix of rentals and owner-occupied housing.
  • Are you in favor of Gov. Jay Inslee's mask and vaccine mandates?

    • Laura Padden No.
    • Linda Thompson Masks yes. Vaccines yes too, but exemptions must be allowed.
  • Would you support a city mandate requiring all Spokane Valley employees to get vaccinated?

    • Laura Padden No.
    • Linda Thompson Yes, but exemptions must be allowed.