Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Landmark ruling explained

I would like to explain the decision reached by the Spokane Landmarks Commission regarding the historic buildings on Third Avenue. In the past, I served two terms on this body, followed by two terms on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Architecture and Historic Preservation. I am also an adviser for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

All persons appointed to these two bodies are experts in their field. There are mandated positions filled from an applicant pool and those appointed have been deemed qualified to do this.

There is a process and criteria used by both these groups. The Landmarks Commission followed the guidelines required by the Federal Government’s Secretary of the Interior’s Standards on what buildings will be eligible.

I would hate to have this issue bring a change to the 2005 ordinance. Hard work over months was done by many to craft this document. It was not done without careful research, debate and compromise on many issues.

Joanne Moyer

Spokane



Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.
Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt.
Click here to learn more.

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form

Mail: Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Email: editor@spokesman.com
Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430