Most citizens of Spokane do not desire city council members who have political and social agendas. The citizens have witnessed the deteriorating social conditions in Portland and Seattle, and they don’t want to see those problems imported into Spokane either by pretending problems do not exist or by imitating those cities’ policy mistakes.
Rather, we desire practical individuals who will address the pressing and legitimate concerns of the majority within our community: issues such as crime, drug abuse, increasing numbers of homeless persons in the core of the city, establishing quality public schools, etc. Most simply desire a city council which will constructively work with the police, the firefighters, the teachers, the city workers, and be accountable to community stakeholders in order to enhance their effectiveness in their service to the community.
The current city council is dysfunctional and has ignored the real challenges that the city faces, so vote them out! Research the issues and vote for Nadine Woodward, Cindy Wendle and Andy Rathbun.