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Tuesday, July 7, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Jim Kolva

Personal: Age 49 … born in North Dakota, raised in Otis Orchards … five years as Air Force navigator … land-use planner for 17 years … teaches at Eastern Washington University … former president, Spokane City Plan Commission … president, Cheney Cowles Museum Art Committee … married, two grown stepchildren.

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in urban and regional planning, Eastern Washington University … bachelor’s in general studies, Washington State University.

Finances: Raised $9,000 as of Sept. 11, mostly from attorneys, engineers, and real estate community … loaned about $850 to campaign.

Issues: Downtown: Considers it Spokane’s heart, with public and private investment critical. Housing for all income levels. Says city needs to encourage people-traffic on sidewalks, help small businesses.

Consolidation: Supports it, especially the need for one set of landuse standards.

Public Safety: Create more partnerships with neighborhoods and businesses. Supports mentoring program where businesses give more kids jobs.

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