Stories tagged: spokane city council
Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 5:49 p.m.
Lawmakers asked the city’s legal team last year to explore litigation against the makers of OxyContin and other prescription painkillers, cited as the major source of the country’s opioid crisis. …
Sun., Oct. 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council is expected to approve a contract with a Seattle-based law firm that has brought multiple lawsuits against the manufacturers of opioid painkillers. The city’s legal department …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Sponsor Michael Cathcart said the measure is intended to make sure the city remains competitive in business recruitment.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 4:06 p.m.
Differences exposed as Spokane City Council, school board candidates debate at Northwest Passages forum
Beer flowed cold and questions came in hot as voters got to know Spokane City Council and Spokane school boardcandidates during rapid-fire, 17-minute sessions at the first of two Northwest …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
Councilwoman Kate Burke will introduce a proposal to offer homeless shelters a 100 percent credit credit on their water and sewer bills.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 7:46 p.m.
Homeless to be left in the cold as Condon, City Council trade jabs over lack of adequate shelter space
Mayor David Condon acknowledged that the city will not have adequate shelter space when cold weather hits this weekend. The Spokane City Council and mayor held dueling press conferences on …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 7:19 p.m.
The Spokane City Council approved a resolution supporting a clean fuel standard in Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 6:02 p.m.
The resolution would advocate for a clean fuel standard that would aim to reduce transportation’s negative environmental impact by requiring refineries and fuel importers to reduce the “carbon intensity” of …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Spokane City Council overrides mayor’s veto regarding how city employees are loaned to other agencies
The Spokane City Council swiftly overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of a law that will regulate the loaning of city employees and property to outside agencies.
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
The city of Spokane could submit offers on property for one or more new emergency homeless shelters this week.
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane City Council will weigh in on a contract with the Salvation Army to operate a new emergency homeless shelter – the location of which has yet to be …
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
The “Paint-Over-the-Graffiti Party,” was Tuesday night at Liberty Park. Volunteers, business owners, and City Council members painted over the graffiti and shared some pizza.
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
The Spokane City Council adopted an ordinance establishing a policy for sharing city employees.
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
If anything, the growing condemnation of Matt Shea by local officials, in response to the latest details about our region’s foremost conspiratorial, paranoid, gun-worshipping, anti-government zealot, will just fuel his …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
The City Council approved a letter of intent on Monday that is the first step in transferring city-owned land for the development of an affordable housing project spearheaded by Catholic …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane City Council members, other leaders reportedly targeted by Rep. Matt Shea call for his resignation
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart, City Councilman Breean Beggs and Councilwoman Lori Kinnear issued a joint statement Sunday calling on the Spokane Valley lawmaker to resign, after reporting from …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
The effort to rename the East Central Community Center after a civil rights icon has met pushback from those who believe the name should continue to reflect the neighborhood it …
Sun., Aug. 18, 2019
A watered-down firecracker ordinance “won’t spoil Fourth fun,” said a Spokane Daily Chronicle headline.
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.