Stories tagged: spokane valley city council
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Businesses and residents angered by a proposed utility tax spent the weekend pressuring Spokane Valley City Council members to reconsider the new tax. Their efforts worked.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
For a secret mission it had an anticlimactic outcome: the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously appointed acting city manager Mark Calhoun its new city manager Tuesday evening, putting an end …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Spokane Valley may hire a new city manager Tuesday evening, but the city council is keeping secret the names of the final three candidates - as well as their interviews …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
Recent ads purchased by the Spokane Valley Business Association have raised some eyebrows. The ads, which ran in the Valley Voice, criticize some City Council members for overspending on the …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
The three contenders for the last open seat on the Spokane Valley City Council had to sit through two rounds of voting before a winner was declared.
Wed., July 20, 2016
Three candidates are interviewed for a vacant seat on Spokane Valley City Council.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:42 a.m.
The Spokane Valley City Council picked three applicants to interview for the last open seat on the council. The selection procedure Tuesday evening was quick without any discussion of the …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
John Whitehead, director of human resources for Spokane Valley, said a recruiter tends to have a broader network to pull from and is the most common method for hiring city …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 3:42 p.m.
The candidates have very different resumes, but all supported the same policies: no budget increases, keep taxes low and focus on growing a strong tax base by retaining and recruiting …
Wed., June 22, 2016
The state auditor’s office confirmed it has received six complaints about how the Spokane Valley City Council handled the firing of former city manager Mike Jackson and other City Council …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
The Spokane Valley City Council picks six candidates for two open council seats
Tue., May 31, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Could someone get the Spokane Valley City Council a copy of the state Open Meetings law?
Wed., May 25, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Tuesday evening, a bunch of upcoming agenda items were introduced at the Spokane Valley City Council meeting, perhaps providing a glimpse of the future.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
A Spokane Valley Councilman on extended sick for the past 18 months has resigned his post. The move – following the abrupt resignations this spring of two other councilmen – …
Wed., May 18, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Deputy City Manager Mark Calhoun was promoted to acting city manager at the Spokane Valley City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 6:02 p.m.
The Spokane Valley City Council picked the lowest big for construction of the new city hall by Meridian Construction Inc.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
Hush money. That is what you call the $411,115 paid by the city of Spokane Valley to former City Manager Mike Jackson to go silently into the night.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 6:22 p.m.
Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace wants to cut Sheriff’s contract by $2 million and let the city hire a police chief.
Sun., May 1, 2016, 4 a.m.
Doug Clark wants to be like Mike - Mike Jackson, that is. A Jackson-sized severance from the City of Spokane Valley would set Doug up nicely in retirement.
Sat., April 30, 2016
Why did the council spend more than it seemingly had to? What did the public get in exchange? What did the council get, other than an assurance of secrecy?
Wed., April 27, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Those who left Spokane Valley City Hall Tuesday night with a bit of sticker shock and lots of questions about the $411,000 severance package granted dismissed city manager Mike Jackson …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
Looks like the backers of Spokane Valley incorporation got what they wanted - a dysfunctional government.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Bill Gothmann’s term on the Spokane Valley City Council ends in June, and he’s not interested in an extension. “I think it’s time for me to return to retirement,” Gothmann …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Spokane Valley’s mayor stood with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday to declare that the city won’t set up its own police department, despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Joining …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
Spokane County will receive nearly $400,000 in cash and 20,000 tons worth of gravel in a deal to sell a former gravel site to Central Pre-Mix as it moves its …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
The Spokane Valley City Council majority’s firing of the city manager is the latest example of how collaborative decision-making has been replaced with political agendas.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Small Spokane Valley Carnhope Irrigation District set to possibly benefit from easier water rights regulations and CDBG grant.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Spokane Valley Deputy Mayor Arne Woodard’s announcement that City Manager Mike Jackson had been asked to resign “in the best interest of the city” was met with a loud boo …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Chuck Hafner called on his fellow Spokane Valley City Council members to follow the governance manual at Tuesday’s meeeting.
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council to discuss gender preference bathroom access