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STA holding public hearing on 10-year plan

Spokane Transit Authority’s board of directors, under criticism from the business community over downtown loitering, will face its critics on Thursday while also considering a 10-year plan to improve transit …


Developers still in dark after meeting with mayor

Spokane Mayor David Condon on Friday met with a group of developers critical of the recent forced resignation of city planning director Scott Chesney. But Condon did not tell them …


Reason for ouster of planning director, Scott Chesney, remains unclear

Spokane Mayor David Condon on Friday met with a group of developers critical of the recent forced resignation of city planning director Scott Chesney. But Condon did not tell them …


Spokane planning director leaves abruptly after ‘loss of confidence’

Hours after the city planning director was forced out of his job on Wednesday, one of Spokane’s premier developers publicly called on the mayor to hire him back. Jim Frank, …


Administrative raises jar city budget talks

Concerns over proposed pay increases for Spokane Mayor David Condon and a majority of his 13 cabinet members are threatening to derail budget discussions at City Hall, as the mayor …


City, GU kayaker’s family settle

The city of Spokane has come to an agreement to settle a lawsuit with the family of Christopher Gormley, a Gonzaga University freshman who died after his kayak tipped in …


Spokane City Council finalists lean liberal

Not even a year ago, Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart was stymied by a conservative majority on the city’s legislative body on votes concerning tax issues, urban growth and …


Spokane officials work out agreement for food truck rules

Complaints from food truck operators that proposed city regulations were burdensome likely will lead to lighter rules. City officials on Wednesday worked out an agreement for a new food truck …


Mayor David Condon fights judge’s ruling on fire appointments

Spokane Mayor David Condon is fighting for the power to hire more political appointees in the Fire Department even though a judge has said he can’t and the City Council …


Ponderosa pine named Spokane’s city tree

The ponderosa pine is now Spokane’s official tree. The designation came Monday night from the City Council just in time for Earth Day, which was celebrated Tuesday across Spokane by …


City Council rejects advisory vote on full-time positions

A proposed advisory vote on whether Spokane should have a full-time City Council won’t be on the November ballot. A divided City Council blocked the idea Monday and put the …


Spokane neighborhood groups strive for urban renewal

The drizzle last week did nothing to discourage Grayson and Megan Bjork from one of their regular visits to the South Perry commercial district. The young couple, taking turns holding …


Spokane closes loophole for contested developments

In a bid to curb unwanted sprawl, Spokane city leaders Monday imposed new prohibitions on extending water and sewer service to potentially contested developments outside city limits until any legal …


Spokane City Councilman declines assistant, uses money for other programs

To Councilman Steve Salvatori, the homeless need a place to sleep more than he needs a full-time assistant. So, after a heated debate at the end of last year on …


Spokane weighs residency mandate for appointments

Two months after City Council members forced the withdrawal of a controversial nomination to the Spokane Airport Board, they will consider new rules requiring all city board appointees to live …


Ben Stuckart allowed to assign Spokane City Council duties

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart will soon be handing out duties to the city’s six other council members. The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to give Stuckart …


Stuckart proposes increased authority over city board appointments

With the council majority at his back, City Council President Ben Stuckart is proposing to reinstate rules giving him more authority over which council members serve on what boards. But …


Spokane City Council power shifts post-election

To the victors go the committee assignments. It may not sound exciting, but the first likely change in the new Spokane City Council as a result of Candace Mumm’s victory …


Spokane utility taxes to be audited after phone-related shortfall

We talk, text and increasingly read the news on our smartphones. But we’re not just ignoring those sitting near us with this behavior. We’re also affecting the city of Spokane.


City braces for budget cuts despite strong sales taxes

Spokane is collecting sales taxes like it hasn’t since before the recession. Even so, city officials are preparing for another multimillion-dollar deficit in 2014.


Ombudsman power in the mail for vote

The Spokane City Council has tried several times over the past two decades to craft a police oversight system with teeth. Now it’s the citizens’ turn.


Voters to decide whether 5-2 split needed on taxes

Spokane’s Proposition 2 is a way to ensure strong consensus on important issues or a strategy for a minority to seize control from the majority. That’s the debate among Spokane …


Spokane opts for SCRAPS contract

After 30 years, SpokAnimal will no longer serve as the city of Spokane’s animal control agency. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a 20-year contract to join …


Curtains could come down on Spokane’s Imax theater

Last Friday, the number of people who watched the first four films of the day at Riverfront Park’s Imax was zero. It’s a sign of the times for the theater, …


Proposed city budget contains some raises

At the same time he has proposed eliminating 100 jobs, Spokane Mayor David Condon is calling for big raises in the 2013 budget for administrators in the city’s finance division. …


Vestal: Patience needed to weigh ‘Action Guy’s’ decisions

Mayor David Condon once referred to himself as an “action guy.” Eight months into the strongest example so far of Spokane’s strong-mayor system, the term seems apt. Action Guy! Cutting …


Changes to noise ordinance could alter city’s soundscape

Late last year, a violinist began showing up in front of River Park Square. He played popular music that could be heard at least a block away and often drew …


Council tables gay marriage resolution indefinitely

The Spokane City Council late Monday effectively killed a resolution in support of the state’s gay marriage law. After five hours of testimony and debate, the council voted 4-3 to …


City Council to address gay marriage

The debate on gay marriage is headed to the Spokane City Council. City Councilman Jon Snyder is sponsoring a nonbinding resolution in support of “marriage equality,” and despite a Republican-leaning …


Rush forgos hand recount, concedes race

Spokane City Councilman Richard Rush said Saturday he has decided against paying for a hand recount in his race against Mike Allen. Rush said that after further consideration of the …