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Spokane Valley City Council has put an emergency moratorium on some residential development for a year, saying the city received complaints that developers have taken advantage of a loophole in recently passed regulations to build multifamily housing in areas where only single family homes are allowed.
Plans for a young adult homeless shelter have stalled after Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward refused to allow it to be located within city limits.
At least two council members say they won't vote for Spokane Valley's 2021 budget, saying the city council needs to find a sustainable way for the city to maintain its streets. Over the past five years revenue sources the city has traditionally depended on have waned and the city has had too find other sources, such as rollover revenue from economic boom years.
Spokane Valley City Council has voted to allocate the last of it's CARES funds to small business grants, non profits and food assistance.
Electric scooters and bikes will now be allowed on the Appleway and Centennial Trails in Spokane Valley, as long as there operated at safe speeds.
Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday night to move forward on purchasing a 45-acre parcel on the Spokane River which could be turned into a park.
Those looking to public comment at Spokane Valley City Council will be restricted to talking about city business after Spokane Valley City Council voted to restrict their public forum.
The outline presented by Woodward to the Spokane City Council includes plans for regional collaboration with Spokane County and Spokane Valley. In addition to an emergency shelter, the city is looking to establish a "bridge shelter" that would require a referral and work to get people in their own housing.
While Spokane Valley briefly considered administering some of its own social service grants in an effort to have more leverage and local control over its programs, City Council voted Tuesday to continue collaborating with Spokane County.
The Spokane Valley City Council will decide on Tuesday whether to continue to allow Spokane County to manage its low-income projects grant program, or separate from the county and create a program of its own.
Spokane Valley Council voted to apply for a grant to help the city purchase new parkland, but some council members fear the growing budget issues caused by efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 could lower their chances of winning a grant and make it difficult to afford the property.
Our patience will pay off. By working collaboratively and collectively, the Spokane region can be recognized as a community that did it right and succeeded in bringing its economy roaring back.
Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick said the community needs to keep helping each other as more find themselves out of work due to the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and said the city itself may have to brace for tough economic times.
As Southeast Spokane continues to grow and develop, the city will build an roundabout to control the increased traffic at the intersection of Barker Road and Sprague Avenue.
Spokane Valley Mayor Ben Wick redistributed what boards and committees council members were on, cutting one council members number by more than half and giving one council member who had only had a non-voting position, several assignments.
A lifelong and enthusiastic resident of Spokane Valley, new Mayor Ben Wick aims to make City Hall a welcoming place and help the city maintain its community flavor.
Spokane Valley City Council chose Ben Wick as mayor and Brandi Peetz as deputy mayor Tuesday night, ushering in what some hope will be a new era for the legislative body.
Spokane Valley will swear in three City Council members and choose a new mayor Tuesday, during their first meeting of the new year.
The City of Spokane Valley will clear sidewalks within a half a mile of schools this winter, which is the first time the city has cleared sidewalks since its inception.
Fourteen years after it opened to the public, the CenterPlace regional event center needs a new roof.