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Spokane Valley seeking volunteers to serve on committees

Spokane Valley is searching for volunteers to serve on committees that weigh in on zoning, and infrastructure issues and make recommendation on how the city spends it’s lodging tax money.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Spokane Valley considers camping ban, shorter hours in parks to curb presence of homeless

The city is considering measures that would bar camping on public land, living in vehicles on the right of way and reducing the hours that parks are open to the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Spokane Valley City Council approves allocating $400,000 to repair city hall

John Hohman, deputy city manager, said the city won’t know the full extent of the damage until crews take apart the exterior council chamber walls, which are cracking.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Spokane Valley starts work to stop deterioration and fix its new City Hall

Two years after it was built, Spokane Valley’s $14.2 million City Hall is already deteriorating, with cracking concrete, drywall, mortar and brick, windows unsealing and water getting into the City …


Spokane Valley City Council rejects proposed code change on duplex and townhouse development

A proposal by a group of Spokane Valley residents to limit duplex and town home development in a specific residential zone was voted down Tuesday evening by the City Council.


Crowded Spokane City Hall field leads filings for August primaries

All of the races for political positions in the city of Spokane will have competitive primaries, with four races attracting 25 candidates at the filing deadline Friday afternoon. Incumbents in …


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

Two public forums planned to discuss Spokane County Jail

Some local officials have mulled whether the county needs additional jail space, while some argue jail crowding should be alleviated by curbing or eliminating the use of cash bail to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

City of Spokane Valley files claim against contractor after new City Hall shows signs of structural damage

The city of Spokane Valley has filed a claim against the contractor responsible for building its state-of-the-art City Hall, alleging the structure has sustained damage because of soil settlement under …


Business is booming, says Spokane Valley mayor at annual address

Spokane Valley was poised for growth last year with its balanced budget, new city hall and infrastructure projects – and now those efforts are showing.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

Spokane Valley council passes measure defining types of citizen events allowed on City Hall grounds

Spokane Valley City Council passed a measure that bars commercial, political and religious events on City Hall grounds.


Spokane Valley speeds plow times and considers snow gates

Although Spokane Valley’s roads may be cleared of snow faster this winter as the city speeds up plowing operations, it could mean more snow on the sidewalks.


Spokane Valley residents propose lessening density per acre for duplex, town house and cottage projects

A group of Spokane Valley residents are working to modify city regulations for duplexes, town homes and cottage developments through a proposed change to city code.


Spokane Valley City Council deletes open space requirement for mixed-use zone projects

Spokane Valley City Council approved an ordinance that removes open space requirements for residential properties in a mixed use zone.


Spokane Valley officials mull site for sculpture “Heart of the Valley,” created by Cheney artist Richard Warrington

Spokane Valley city officials are considering potential placement sites for a sixth sculpture, “Heart of the Valley,” which was donated by the Spokane Valley Arts Council.


McMorris Rodgers, Valley Council discuss future transportation initiatives

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers met with the Spokane Valley City Council Friday morning to discuss plans and concerns for the city’s future transportation projects.


Former Spokane Valley Councilman Bill Gothmann donates 11 acres for park

For former Spokane Valley city councilman Bill Gothmann, there’s a section of land south of Saltese Flats that holds a special place in his heart.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

New city hall one of many signs of progress, Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins says

Spokane Valley is poised for growth with a balanced budget, a new city hall building and infrastructure improvements to lure new businesses to the city, Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins …


Father of Spokane Valley councilwoman loses Spokane City Hall job following investigation into unfair campaigning

Bob West, father of Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Brandi Peetz, said he wasn’t using his public computer at City Hall to campaign on her behalf against Caleb Collier. He was …


Spokane Valley is no Seattle, but it’s maturing away from its surburban roots

Spokane Valley is becoming less surburban, but is it really a city?


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017

Spokane Valley opens new $14.2 million City Hall

The new Spokane Valley City Hall opened for business Monday, 15 months after construction crews began work.


Valley to celebrate city hall groundbreaking Thursday

The city of Spokane Valley is celebrating the groundbreaking for the new city hall at 9 a.m. Thursday. The construction site is located on the southeast corner of East Sprague …


Donation puts lights on Spokane Valley Christmas tree

Modern Electric Water Co. donated $1,200 for new lights and decorations for the artificial Christmas tree in the U-City parking lot.


Mayor Grafos touts Spokane Valley’s efficient, lean government

Many Valley residents want their hometown to have “more of a city identity,” and the new city hall will help create that, said Mayor Dean Grafos at the annual state …


University City Mall demolition underway

If you grew up in the Spokane Valley in the 1970s and 1980s, chances are you sat on Santa’s lap at University City Mall. And maybe you got to buy …


Architects, city staff aiming for public input on new Spokane Valley city hall

Spokane Valley is having a kickoff meeting on Monday with Architects West Inc., the company that has been awarded a contract to build a new city hall. Gabe Gallinger, Spokane …


Spokane Valley City Hall to join defibrillator sites

Your chances of surviving a heart attack at Spokane Valley City Hall soon will improve. After learning about a new effort that uses smartphones to alert CPR-trained volunteers to life-threatening …


Valley council’s bus tour stops at noted locations

The Spokane Valley City Council took a three-hour tour last week, but instead of ending up on a tropical island they stopped by some city parks as well as other …


Grafos admits to petition

During Tuesday’s council meeting, Spokane Valley Councilman Dean Grafos acknowledged that he has been orchestrating the recent public comment against the full closure of the Sprague and Sullivan intersection for …


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 …


New Spokane Valley city hall plans tabled

Spokane Valley’s campaign to build a new City Hall at the University City Shopping Center stumbled Tuesday. With three members absent and the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce sounding …