Stories tagged: Spokane City Council
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
The Spokane City Council voted 5-1 to expand the multifamily tax exemption zone, which council president Ben Stuckart calls the city’s best tool to promote development.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
The picture that emerged on Tuesday night remained essentially unchanged after more votes were counted Wednesday in the primary election for Spokane City Council president, setting up a contest between …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 2:58 p.m.
The city is soliciting public input on its plans for a new emergency shelter in East Central, but few details about its operation have been fleshed out.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 10:34 p.m.
The city of Spokane will redirect a percentage of the state sales tax it collects to affordable housing assistance.
UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
The City Council will review a proposal to expand the multifamily tax exemption zone, which seeks to incentivize an increase in housing density.
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Members of the Spokane Police Department and City Council met Thursday to discuss whether relocating a police precinct to the heart of downtown would be the best way to accomplish …
Thu., July 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Alfredo LLamedo is dying of liver disease but won’t stop advocating for the homeless and downtrodden of Spokane.
Sun., July 21, 2019
Ballots went out at the end of last week for the Aug. 6 local primary election. Spokane City voters will find several competitive and crowded races for council. Mayor, council …
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back …
UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Four candidates hope to past the primary election for Spokane City Council president.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 10:07 p.m.
Despite orders from the Spokane City Council to maintain an independent dispatch crew for firefighters, the city is now relying on a new regional system to handle emergency calls.
Fri., July 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
The Spokane City Council approved a purchasing agreement for a new shelter for people who are homeless at the border of Spokane and Spokane Valley that could serve more than …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
West Central neighborhood leaders are accusing city officials of raiding funds meant for neighborhood renewal for Riverfront Park.
Tue., July 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
After two homeless shelters almost lost 100 beds for women and children, Spokane City Council approved $360,000 to restore most that were lost.
Mon., July 1, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
The City Council passed a law requiring heated sidewalks to comply with modern safety standards following electrocution of dog last winter in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 7:44 a.m.
Spokane City Council candidates were divided on how to make Spokane safer and reduce homelessness, with some arguing for mandatory drug treatment and more police, and others saying more housing …
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:11 a.m.
All five candidates for mayor shared a stage for the first time Tuesday, disagreeing on homelessness, affordable housing and how to improve safety downtown.
Tue., June 25, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously voted to keep its own 911 dispatch separate from a new regionwide dispatch system that will go online next week.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:14 a.m.
Spokane residents now have three days to leave their cars in front of their homes without risking a parking ticket, after the Spokane City Council loosened parking restrictions Monday night.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Spokane City Council unanimously voted to ask the city’s legal department to explore suing opioid manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
Spokane City Council indefinitely deferred a new cost-sharing agreement with famed 3-on-3 basketball tournament Hoopfest due to concerns that smaller events may not have access to the same type of …
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
Rent control has gained ground in New York, but less so in Spokane, where homelessness and rental scarcity are problems that lawmakers are now seeking to alleviate with different approaches.
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 6:48 a.m.
Hoopfest agrees to stay in Spokane after city officials tentatively agree to pay 65% of security costs
The city of Spokane is planning to cover 65% of Hoopfest’s public safety costs over concerns the famed 3-on-3 basketball tournament could leave downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:26 p.m.
The Spokane City Council voted to defer a proposal that would have kept the city out of a new emergency communications system during a special meeting Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 3:37 p.m.
As Spokane transforms many of its Expo ’74 era icons, one council member believes it’s also time for a new flag.
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Spokane City Council will likely vote to stay out of a new regionwide emergency communications system – a center many of the other fire departments in the region have agreed …
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:50 p.m.
Spokane Public School students will soon have a way to use many of the city’s free services, regardless of what neighborhood they live in after the Spokane City Council approved …
Tue., May 21, 2019
Returning World War I soldiers warned the Spokane City Council that they would use violence to stop “the speeches of radicals in Spokane who are insulting the flag and American …