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Council gets earful on roads

The Spokane Valley City Council was swamped with public testimony Tuesday night, with more than a dozen speakers talking for more than an hour. Most were commenting on the planned …


Shoreline Master Program delayed

A new speed bump appeared in the road to approval of the first phase of the city of Spokane Valley’s Shoreline Master Program at Tuesday night’s council meeting as the …


Zoning review starts

The Spokane Valley City Council took its first step Tuesday in a months-long process to review the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan, a dramatic – and controversial – rezone approved last year. …


Job description tweaked

After a lively discussion Tuesday night, the Spokane Valley City Council decided that their new city manager should have a college degree, but doesn’t need to have any experience as …


Panhandler’s dubious plea sparks one-man protest

We all like to think that we’re in control of our destinies, but are we really? Take John C. Fisher, for example. The 49-year-old Spokane Valley man swears he never …


Zoning changes, safety project get bad public reviews

Several people used the public comment period at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting to complain about zoning problems and the proposed Broadway Avenue Safety Project, which generated questions and …


Broadcast costs weighed

A discussion on whether or not to broadcast the Spokane Valley City Council meetings received a lukewarm reception Tuesday, with some Council members strongly in favor of it and others …


Junk cars top complaint

Two of Spokane Valley’s code enforcement officers briefed the City Council on what they do and how they do it during Tuesday’s council meeting. The most common complaint is for …


End of dinners for Council

The Open Public Meetings Act, meals before council meetings and meeting times were all the subject of considerable discussion Tuesday by the Spokane Valley City Council. Deputy City Attorney Cary …


Council agrees to settle suit over driveway

The Spokane Valley City Council agreed Tuesday night to settle a lawsuit against the city filed in July, 2008. James and Mary Pollard will receive $25,000 in the settlement, which …


Snow plow plan progresses

A partial Spokane Valley City Council agreed to move forward with several moves to firm up their new snow plowing program, but members appeared split on whether the city should …


Council tackles zoning

The Spokane Valley City Council got its first look at this year’s proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments Tuesday and, as expected, they generated a discussion on what things should be in …


Sheriff’s contract scrutinized

The law enforcement contract between the city of Spokane Valley and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office got some attention from Spokane Valley City Council members uesday as acting City Manager …


Council orders review of SARP

The Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan was again a topic of discussion at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting. A motion to add SARP to the Planning Commission’s agenda for 2011 Comprehensive …


Council outlines street project plans

The Spokane Valley City Council took a look at everything from the city’s adult entertainment regulations to the 2010 Transportation Improvement Plan during this week’s meeting. City staff is recommending …


Outcomes on amendments split

One development code amendment failed to be passed by the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday while a second was approved even as some council members objected to passing it …


Sprague/Appleway plan not simple to alter

It is not legal for the new Spokane Valley City Council to simply declare the Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan null and void, said City Attorney Mike Connelly during Tuesday’s meeting. Instead …


Spokane County, Valley council rediscover cordiality

Spokane County and Spokane Valley began climbing out Monday from the diplomatic hole elected officials dug for themselves. County commissioners and the new City Council charted a way forward on …


Code query stirs debate

Two proposed changes to Spokane Valley’s Uniform Development Code caught the attention of some City Council members during Tuesday’s meeting, leading to debate on property owner rights. One proposed UDC …


Full council gets down to business

The Spokane Valley City Council dais was full Tuesday for the first time since Jan. 12 with the attendance of council member and State Sen. Bob McCaslin at the weekly …


Regional board examined

The Spokane Valley City Council took a look at the newest version of a regional transportation interlocal agreement during its packed agenda at Tuesday’s council meeting. All the cities and …


Council looks at TV fees

In their enthusiasm to spare residents from anything that smacks of a tax increase, no amount is too small to come up for debate for the newest members of the …


Zoning rollback sought

The new Spokane Valley City Council not only wants to look at eliminating the controversial Sprague/Appleway Revitalization Plan, but appears poised to return zoning laws to 2003, when the newly …


Council OKs Jackson

The Spokane Valley City Council made it official Tuesday and approved a contract naming Mike Jackson acting city manager. Jackson has been the city’s deputy city manager for two years …


Mayor Towey takes helm

Ten minutes after beginning his first meeting as a new member of the Spokane Valley City Council, Tom Towey was elected mayor. That set off a month of frantic activity …


Interim city manager named

After a lengthy executive session on Monday to evaluate the qualifications and skills of deputy city manager Mike Jackson, the Spokane Valley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Jackson …


Council looks at options for vacancy

The Spokane Valley City Council must make a decision by Feb. 5 on what it intends to do with the vacant city manager position, City Attorney Mike Connelly said during …


Alarm ordinance scrutinized

The Spokane Valley City Council dealt quickly and easily with its current business Tuesday, unanimously passing several housekeeping resolutions and ordinances. A much larger chunk of time was spent rehashing …


Council moving quickly

The new Spokane Valley City Council appears eager to put its stamp on the city and in the process take another look at some of the major decisions the previous …


No word on replacement

Change is definitely in the air at Spokane Valley City Hall as the new council members take over, but what that will look like remains to be seen. Longtime City …