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Free parking in downtown Spokane on Monday for holiday

James Nomee, left, dances with his grandson Alden Meninick, 4, at the Indigenous Peoples Day program Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at the Warehouse sports center where native people gathered for a social powwow to mark Indigenous Peoples Day, the renamed Columbus Day. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
James Nomee, left, dances with his grandson Alden Meninick, 4, at the Indigenous Peoples Day program Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at the Warehouse sports center where native people gathered for a social powwow to mark Indigenous Peoples Day, the renamed Columbus Day. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday because of the Indigenous Peoples Day holiday.

The holiday celebrates the original inhabitants of North America, observed instead of Columbus Day in some U.S. cities and communities. In 2016 the Spokane City Council decided to change the federal Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day in honor of the region’s first inhabitants.

The city of Spokane offices, however, will be open as usual on Monday, and garbage pickup and curbside recycling will proceed on a normal schedule.

The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting will be held on their regular schedule on Monday at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

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