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Council President Ben Stuckart, GSI at odds over Northeast Public Development Authority hire

David Guthrie will lead the Northeast Public Development Authority, an entity created eight years ago in an attempt to bring economic redevelopment to a depressed and contaminated industrial area on the fringes of the city limits. Guthrie assumes the office as City Hall and Spokane County remain locked in talks about how to best share tax revenue if the district were to include areas beyond the city limits.

Spokane City Council approves northeast PDA

The Spokane City Council approved an ordinance establishing a public development authority for northeast Spokane on Dec. 12. Establishing a public development authority in that area has been at the top of the agenda of the Northeast Development Advisory Board, which was created 12 months ago.

Fagan vs. McKereghan, Introduction

Spokane City Council hopefuls Mike Fagan and Donna McKereghan explain why they think they would be the best next council member to serve District 1, which covers Northeast Spokane.

District 1 race draws outspoken council critics

After a packed, six-way primary, voters in northeast Spokane have two unconventional choices to fill the Spokane City Council seat that will be vacated at the end of the year by Bob Apple. Both candidates have clashed with City Hall and were probably the biggest critics of existing city leadership among those who ran in the primary. Both have a bankruptcy in their pasts. Both have longtime ties to Northeast Spokane and have led neighborhood councils. Both have the backing of one council member who serves the district.

Council candidate stays on the air

No candidate for Spokane office has had as much air time this campaign season as Mike Fagan, and he hasn’t had to dig into his campaign funds to get it. Fagan co-hosts a conservative local talk show five mornings a week on KTRW 630 AM, and a couple of his opponents question Fagan’s decision to keep his show while running for office.

Candidate refuses to disclose funds’ source

A Spokane City Council candidate is refusing to disclose where he’s getting thousands of dollars that he says is funding his campaign. Chris Bowen, who is running for an open seat representing Northeast Spokane, claimed in a filing with the state Public Disclosure Commission in May to have spent $18,221 and to have another $14,093 on hand. But he hasn’t filed any required paperwork showing where his money comes from or what he has spent it on.

Candidates for Council District 1

Gary Pollard, 67 Career: Retired field investigator for Arizona Department of Revenue. Former assembly line worker for Chrysler.