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Spokane Public School students will soon have a way to use many of the city’s free services, regardless of what neighborhood they live in after the Spokane City Council approved almost $50,000 for youth bus passes.
Mayor David Condon’s veto of an ordinance to keep city hall open to the public will be one of a handful of instances the mayor objected to a council proposal, and the council didn’t override it.
The city of Spokane laid off more than half of its fire dispatchers Tuesday after many of the fire departments it provides services for said they would switch to a new emergency communications center.
Upward of 500 people turned out for Tuesday’s official opening of the University District Gateway Bridge – six months after Spokane’s $15.4 million pedestrian bridge opened.
City officials notched a legislative victory Tuesday after some three years of lobbying, and hope it will translate into a victory in a fight against car theft.
Spokane’s mayor asked City Council to reconsider a land deal with Union Gospel Mission, saying the vote to back out of the deal could cost the city the grant that would have paid for the project and would delay efforts to keep pollutants out of the river.
Buses will continue to stop in the lane of traffic on East Sprague Avenue, a victory for the transit agency and its plans to build out a “high performance transit” network on its busiest and most popular routes with transit stops that act and look like those on East Sprague.
The mayor vetoed a new law requiring City Hall to be open to the public without a time limit, saying it was redundant and drew attention from what the city was doing to help the homeless.
People on the brink of homelessness, struggling to re-enter society after incarceration or access basic health care now have a one-stop shop where they can quickly get services, without having to make an appointment.
The City of Spokane donated 25% of the nearly $20,000 gathered through a program that encourages people to donate to homeless services instead of panhandlers, to local nonprofit SNAP.
State Sen. Andy Billig, a Spokane Democrat who holds the powerful position of majority leader in the Senate, has locked horns with Mayor David Condon, a Republican and the only person in the last 45 years to be re-elected as mayor of the state’s second-largest city. The issue: bikeways on East Sprague Avenue.
Eighteen months and $150,000 later, the glow has come off the fancy new bus stops on East Sprague Avenue for the city of Spokane.
The WSU Health Sciences campus is a place where Spokane’s past and future meet. Once a rail yard, the campus is now the flagship of a statewide health sciences enterprise where more than 1,600 students study medicine, nursing and pharmacy. It’s the workplace for some 940 faculty and staff, and the colleges located there brought in $32.5 million in external research funding last year.
Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
The mayor of Spokane launched the city’s sixth annual Spokane Gives month by asking community members to donate their time and give back to their neighborhoods.
Mayor David Condon was in his element Saturday afternoon. No criticism, no problems. Just tossing candies, shaking youngsters’ hands and wearing a kilt.
Ignoring the advice of Spokane’s mayor, 64 percent of voters approved a $5.8 million-a-year tax that will pay for 20 new police officers and help maintain 30 recently-hired firefighters.
The mayor spoke about areas of agreement between the executive and legislative branches of government and how investments made now on streets, police and housing should pay dividends for generations.
Spokane voters will decide on a $5.8 million a year levy to pay for fire department and police staffing, a tax that six of the seven members of the City Council support, but Spokane’s mayor opposes.
Spokane Mayor David Condon weighed in Tuesday on the detainment of a Portland comedian at the Spokane Intermodal Center, again insisting city leaders don’t have the authority to prevent federal agents from operating at the downtown bus station.