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Larry H. Miller dealership scales back Spokane expansion plans

The plans for a sprawling, six-block downtown Spokane auto campus were scaled back this week, as the Spokane City Council rejected a request from the Larry H. Miller auto dealership …


Jan Quintrall resigns from city of Spokane

Jan Quintrall, the embattled head of Spokane’s Business and Developer Services division, announced her resignation from the city Tuesday, saying she had “broken the public’s trust, and I can’t repair …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 27, 2015, 7:06 p.m.

Quintrall announces resignation

The Spokane administrator who led Spokane’s engineering, streets, business and other departments, announced Tuesday that she was resigning her position.


Jan Quintrall’s staff lunch expenses surprise City Council members

Days after the dismissal of Spokane’s city planning director for what was described as a misuse of city funds, Jan Quintrall, head of the city’s Business and Developer Services Division, …


Sacked Spokane planning director lands new job

Former Spokane city Planning Director Scott Chesney has been hired by a Spokane startup company. His new job with Columbia International Finance comes about a month after his ouster at …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 4, 2014, 11:49 a.m.

Scott Chesney lands job at financing startup

Former Spokane city planning director Scott Chesney has been hired for a new position at a Spokane startup, Columbia International Finance.


City woos county building director

Spokane County’s building director won’t be helping Spokane City Hall. Randy Vissia told county commissioners Tuesday he was approached last month by officials at the city’s Business and Development Services …


Scott Chesney remains mum on specific reasons for ouster

Scott Chesney, Spokane’s planning director who was abruptly ousted from his position last week, said Wednesday he was taking the “high road” and ending his role at the city. Chesney …


Doug Clark: Planning director’s plight not at top of my mind

Spokane may never get the straight skinny behind last week’s forced resignation of city planning director Scott Chesney. Some mysteries (i.e. Jimmy Hoffa, Amelia Earhart, KFC’s secret spices …) are …


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 …


Ousted Scott Chesney gains support of Spokane developers

Within a day of being ousted as Spokane’s planning director, Scott Chesney gained influential supporters both within and outside City Hall. Walt Worthy, developer of the Grand Hotel Spokane being …


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, …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 7:57 p.m.

Kendall Yards developer calls on Condon to rehire planning director who was forced out

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


Megan Duvall is new historic preservation officer for Spokane

The city of Spokane and Spokane County have hired Megan Duvall as the new historic preservation officer. Duvall comes to Spokane from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic …


Spokane adopts state elevator safety standards

Spokane has ended its nearly seven-month protest over the state’s changes to elevator safety codes. The City Council this week agreed to update local ordinances to include the state-mandated changes, …


Haystack Building faced myriad obstacles

The neighbors affectionately call it the Haystack Building, because of the rock formations around it. It’s been under construction since 2009 but it wasn’t until mid-January that the project finally …


Clark: Chesney neat is just what the city needs

People are grumbling because Spokane Mayor Mary Verner hired this Arizona guy with a scandalous past to be our new city planning director. Well, you won’t hear any grousing coming …


City announces choice for planning director

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has selected a new planning director, a position that has been empty for nearly two years.