Spokane could use another charter change or so to help dispel the grief that now hounds the city and its police department.
I propose an elected police commissioner, thus converting to a hybrid structure of government. The duties and such would be those now assumed by the mayor as they relate to police matters. The mayor will still have plenty to do.
The new commissioner will appoint two department heads: the chief of police and ombudsman. They will head independent departments. We could probably do away with the ombudsman commission.