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Tourism tax increase OK’d

A night at a motel in Spokane Valley will cost 50 cents more under a tourism tax increase approved Tuesday by the City Council. The Spokane Valley council joined Spokane …


Spokane Valley plowing deal closer

Spokane Valley got as step closer Tuesday to being able to plow its own streets this winter. The City Council unanimously approved a $90,072 contract with Poe Asphalt Paving, of …


Neighbors raise a stink

A group of neighbors descended on Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday night to ask for help with a problem neighbor they say they have been dealing with for 20 years. …


City could buy hall

Spokane Valley might get a lot more for its money if the city bought its current City Hall instead of building a new one. Owners of the Redwood Plaza, where …


Council will quiz four candidates

Ever wonder why anyone would want to be a city council member? Four finalists for an opening on the Spokane Valley City Council will answer that and other questions at …


City picks four finalists

The Spokane Valley City Council named four finalists Tuesday for the council position Steve Taylor vacated last month. They are Planning Commission Chairman Ian Robertson, former Planning Commissioner Fred Beaulac, …


City Council prepares plan to fill vacancy

On Tuesday the Spokane Valley City Council again debated the intricacies of the procedure they will use to fill the hole in their ranks, a process that will begin next …


Spokane Valley Council makes plans to fill opening

It’s decided. In the event of two tie votes, the next Spokane Valley council member will be selected by a coin toss. Current council members spent time Tuesday night ironing …


Accord on sewer proposal

Spokane Valley City Attorney Mike Connelly got a pat on the back Tuesday for diplomacy on a contentious issue that could have plugged every toilet in the city. City Council …


Taylor leaves Spokane Valley for Connell

One of Spokane Valley’s original City Council members, Steve Taylor, took leave of the city at Tuesday’s council meeting and took some ribbing in the process. Taylor, 33, resigned to …


Valley agrees to pay $1.1 million to county

The Spokane Valley City Council agreed in a special session Thursday to pay more than $1.1 million it has held back from Spokane County under the city’s contract for sheriff’s …


City seeks land talks

The Spokane Valley City Council plans to act Tuesday on City Attorney Mike Connelly’s initiative to reopen negotiations for county-owned land to extend Appleway Boulevard. Connelly’s plan calls for the …


City to pay for study of court system

Spokane Valley will spend up to $49,830 to study a court system with which city officials say they’re happy. It’s part of the City Council’s decision to study all its …


Lark free from revitalization plan

Perseverance paid off Tuesday for some of the staunchest critics of Spokane Valley’s proposed Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan. Among other last-minute changes, the City Council agreed to remove Susan and Jim …


Council scrutinizes abandoned vehicles

Leave your hulky mobile home on a Spokane Valley street and it may be towed right out of town under legislation presented to the City Council on Tuesday. You can …


Revitalization plan criticized

Once again, Spokane Valley residents have told the City Council they don’t like the proposed Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan. They especially don’t like the part that would restore two-way traffic on …


Council relaxes airport zoning

A divided Spokane Valley City Council agreed Tuesday to relax tough airport zoning restrictions they adopted in 2006 to protect Felts Field. The regulations, based on state guidelines, were the …


Havana bridge topic of Council discussion

Representatives from the city of Spokane visited the Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday to request help with a bridge planned on Havana Street. The work is part of the …


Council OKs design contract

The Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with a $377,000 architectural contract for a new city hall over the objections of members Gary Schimmels and Rose Dempsey. “I …


Council looks at limits on city hall plans

If architectural work continues on a new Spokane Valley City Hall, it may be limited to $50,000 until the city owns or controls a site for the building. Council members …


Council agrees to study airport zoning policies

The Spokane Valley City Council agreed Tuesday to consider compromising its protective standards for the Felts Field airport. Also, the council finished its review of the proposed Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan …


In brief: Some Valley signage to be banned

The Spokane Valley City Council moved Tuesday to restrict signs in the city center district envisioned by the Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan. By informal consensus, the council called for a ban …


Government almanac

Monday Millwood City Council – 7 p.m. at City Hall, 9103 E. Frederick.


New park details unveiled

A new Spokane Valley playground will use uneven terrain to create a level playing field for people with disabilities, the City Council was told Tuesday. “I think this is a …


City-county ties scrutinized

Court service may be the next saber to clash in Spokane Valley’s contract disputes with Spokane County. The City Council agreed Tuesday to vote Jan. 27 on whether to give …


In brief: New Spokane Valley streets code proposed

Spokane Valley city officials have proposed new standards for street construction, inspection and maintenance, and will explain them at a Jan. 23 forum for developers. The 7:30 a.m. meeting will …


Appleway Toyota may get relief

Appleway Toyota may get some relief from a planning proposal it says would prevent the dealership from facing Appleway Boulevard as well as Sprague Avenue. An informal Spokane Valley City …


Government almanac

Tuesday Spokane Valley City Council – 6 p.m. at City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague.


Concerns about plan aired

Once again on Tuesday, Spokane Valley residents told city officials there’s much about the proposed Sprague-Appleway Revitalization Plan they don’t like. More than 100 people attended the City Council’s first …


Committee will address panhandling issues

The Constitution guarantees your right to ask a buddy for a dime, but not his willingness to listen. Especially not if you’re standing at a Spokane Valley intersection with a …