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Wendle a woman of action

My number one priority for change and some balance on the Spokane City Council is Cindy Wendle for council president. Is Spokane better off now with public safety and homeless concerns than we were four years ago? No! It is time for new ideas. Remember, whatever the outcome, Breean Beggs will remain on the council but we will lose Cindy’s talents unless she is elected.

Why Cindy Wendle? She has the skills, experience and a fresh approach to finding answers to the problems the citizens say concern them — public safety and issues related to homelessness.

All agree that we need more housing. As a commercial property owner and manager, Cindy certainly understands budgets and building regulations such as what regulations are beneficial to tenants and what ones just increase costs. I was surprised when Ben Stuckart said that market-rate housing is something like $90 a square foot but low-income housing is $150. We need elected officials with Cindy’s firsthand experience.

Re: public safety, Cindy has participated in the police ride-along program and has seen some of the problems the city faces with homeless camps and people living on the streets – massive garbage, needles left behind, human misery. She has also seen the devastating effects of domestic violence in her ride-alongs as well as her volunteer work with the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

Cindy is tired of excuses. She is a woman of action and accomplishments. Vote for Cindy Wendle. Let’s see what she can do for Spokane.

Gretchen McDevitt



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