There they go again, the Spokane City Council interjecting itself into an area it should not.
The council voted 5-2 to approve the displacement or elimination of a box on an application asking if the applicant has a prior police record or criminal conviction. This is not the mandate of the Spokane City Council. The overreach of this council into areas that do not concern it is appalling.
Private industries are no different in their right to know who they are bringing into their business. To ask applicants if they have a prior record on an application is not inappropriate or invasive. Most companies today are going to do a private search anyhow. I believe this Ben Stuckart-led City Council should concern itself with city welfare, e.g., placing rocks under overpasses to keep the homeless out. Maybe it would be best for the City Council to meet every two months and deal with appropriate city business.
Move over, Stuckart, and let commerce function without your wisdom.
Jack A. Abel