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Effort to overturn 44 percent pay increase for Spokane City Council members fails

A signature gathering effort to force a referendum on Spokane City Council pay raises has failed. Kelly Lotze, who helped lead the 20-day effort, said his group collected 3,900 signatures. …


Opponents of Spokane City Council raise running out of time for referendum

An effort to block a 44 percent pay increase for Spokane City Council members is rushing to gather enough signatures before a Monday deadline, but organizers acknowledge they may fall …


City Council salary: Pay controversy manufactured, beside the point

Our community wants leaders who are more concerned about the number of citizen lives improved than the number of hours they clocked in this week.


City Council salary: The job is part-time; let the voters decide

We believe citizens want their council members to have real jobs, because it is one thing to pass legislation, quite another to have to comply with it.


Editorial: Time to reassess city government

The backlash over the council’s pay increase poses a larger question: Has the switch to a strong-mayor form of government delivered greater value?


Panel cuts Spokane mayor’s pay

Following more than a year of controversy, debate and a ballot measure, Spokane Mayor David Condon is getting a pay cut.


Salary review panel seeks applicants for open seat

After overwhelming support from voters in this summer’s primary election, the citizen board charged with setting the Spokane mayor’s pay is seeking applicants to fill its ranks. The city of …


Court measure, setting of mayor’s pay before Spokane voters

Two ballot measures are before Spokane voters this primary election, one that should be familiar and another that won’t. Proposition 1 will allow the city’s Salary Review Commission to set …


Condon pushes for vote on salary

The issue of how much Spokane’s top elected official should be paid was revived Monday by Mayor David Condon, who challenged the City Council to “look to solutions rather than …


Spokane mayor’s wage would be set by panel under proposal

Spokane’s mayor would no longer have to be the highest-paid city worker under a proposal voters may decide next year. Councilman Mike Fagan is proposing to give the city’s Salary …


Spokane City Council would get 4 percent pay raise under proposal

Spokane City Council members may be in for a pay raise. A tentative plan by the city’s Salary Review Commission calls for a 4 percent bump, which would be the …


City adds hours for assistants

Spokane City Council members’ secretaries will make more money, getting an additional eight hours a week under a budget plan approved unanimously Monday evening. The council began hiring personal assistants …


Council seeks more assistance

Although facing significant budget troubles in 2011, Spokane City Council members today will consider spending $50,000 to increase the hours worked by their personal assistants. Once considered a part-time job, …