Stories tagged: city council
Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
“Everyone think this is about a money grab, and it’s not,” said Julie Dixon, whose firm is leading the process of implementing the results of a parking study done by …
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
An outside wall of Spokane Valley’s City Hall is no longer sinking, but it could be a month or more before officials know the full extent of the damage.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
The Spokane City Council narrowed down a list of 32 applicants for the seat vacated by Council President Breean Beggs to seven finalists ahead of a vote at Monday’s council …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
More than 30 people applied for the Spokane City Council District 2 seat — which was vacated by now-Council President Breean Beggs —and their experiences range from recent political candidates …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
As a member of Houston’s pioneering rap group The Geto Boyz, Brad Jordan co-wrote the early 1990s hip-hop anthem “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Now, the 49-year-old rapper better known …
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted legislation on Monday that will redirect a portion of the state’s sales tax revenue into local affordable housing projects.
Fri., Dec. 6, 2019
City Commissioner J.H. Tilsley was poring over some old ordinances when he discovered the existence of an old “Sunday amusement closing ordinance.” It had not been enforced for decades, but …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Amid outcry from landlords, the council balked Monday on new laws that would force landlords to pay for tenant relocation when they substantially increase the rent and cite a specific …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Mayor-elect Nadine Woodward was a self-described nontraditional candidate. Now, the former TV News anchor-turned city leader is running a nontraditional transition.
Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
Now that the election is over, a Tenants Bill of Rights ordinance is moving forward. Rapidly. What is on the table works against keeping housing affordable or increasing the supply.
Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
The self-avowed “common man” of the Lake City was feted with a party at the Hagadone Event Center on Thursday night, some 52 years after his first election to city …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Entering the weekend separated by only 145 votes, the Wendle and Beggs campaigns have had teams canvassing the city to track down voters whose ballots were initially rejected by election …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
County elections officials offered an updated tally of the votes on Wednesday that was good news for those held a lead after the initial results rolled in on Tuesday.
Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
If you are of the view that our politics is too controlled by big money, and that democracy is disfigured by the influence of the money-is-speech brigade, you weren’t disabused …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
The needs of Spokane’s communities of color took center stage Saturday at the East Central Community Center, where candidates for Spokane City Council and City Council president gathered for a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019
One incumbent and several new candidates have filed to run for office on the second day of filing week.
Mon., May 13, 2019
To show what might be possible for bicycling in Spokane, City Councilman Breean Beggs has brought Troels Andersen, a Danish cycling planner, to Spokane to help lead discussions this week …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
‘Walk’ sign would display for pedestrians without having to push button under proposed Spokane pedestrian safety rules
The city’s reliance on automobiles leads to the inevitable interaction between motorists and pedestrians. In 2018, there were 162 collisions between pedestrians and cars in Spokane, four of which were …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019
The Spokane City Council reversed course Monday and approved a land deal with Union Gospel Mission that had been shelved regarding concerns that the city had negotiated a one-sided deal …
Fri., April 5, 2019
Condon sends Sprague rehabilitation project out to bid without bikeways; Sen. Billig says not so fast
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 …
Thu., March 14, 2019
Clean air agency members counter Spokane council president’s criticism, cite Stuckart’s conflict of interest, ignorance of agency’s role
Board members of the local clean air agency say Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart has inappropriately injected politics into the regulatory process and accused him of being beholden to …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Spokane City Council is poised to approve funding for 60 additional shelter beds, one of the first steps in a network of new or expanded warming shelters.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The City Council of Republic, Washington is mulling legislation to countermand from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639.
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Spokane City Council will consider raising fees for hundreds of downtown businesses inside the Business Improvement District during a hearing at their Monday meeting.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Three county-council members say Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s comments about rape allegations leveled against Sen. Joe Fain “do not represent the King County Council.”
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018
The Spokane Police Department could soon use drones to search for missing people and reconstruct crimes, if a resolution authorizing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles passes City Council next …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
The Spokane City Council threw its support Monday behind two propositions which will ask voters in November to fund millions in school and library construction.
Mon., May 14, 2018
The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday afternoon on a proposal to tax the city’s largest employers to help address homelessness.
Tue., April 10, 2018
Officials are working to make Spokane safer. Multiple lanes of traffic and too few crosswalks leave the city third in the rate of pedestrians getting hit by cars.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
A Laurel man has become a city council member without running for office.