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Blog Posts for 2013


The road to repair

Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. - Watch 3:07 - Transportation Benefit District projects improved dozens of lane miles and repaired sidewalks around Spokane.

City Council selects Targeted Investment Area

Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. - Watch 20:54 - East University District will pilot a demonstration project of targeted public investment to drive measurable, long-term economic vitality

Guild letter addresses police oversight

Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Guild released a letter weighing in on the conversation about bringing greater transparency the Spokane Police Department.

The Developing Lincoln Heights District Center Project

Dec. 13 at 10:31 a.m. - City planners are seeking input on a plan for a desirable place to live and work with retail and entertainment in a South Hill neighborhood.

Three honored for human rights work

Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. - The Spokane Human Rights Commission honored three winners with its inaugural awards for their work in the community.

Mayor signs 2014 budget

Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. - Watch 2:12 - Mayor Condon signed a 2014 budget that is affordable to citizens, aligns to their priorities and is accountable through efficient service delivery.

Warming centers open in response to extreme cold

Dec. 12 at 3:45 p.m. - The City of Spokane's Warming Center Program provides refuge when temperatures drop below 20 degrees.

Keeping you warm and safe this winter

Dec. 9 at 3:18 p.m. - Watch 2:47 - Important tips from the Spokane Fire Department for keeping warm and safe while using portable electric heaters and open flame candles.

The Developing University District Bridge Project

Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. - A proposed bridge establishes a critical link between East Sprague Avenue and the rapidly developing Riverpoint and Gonzaga campuses.

Making multimodal a part integrated transportation plan

Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. - The City has pulled together an interdisciplinary team of senior-level staff to continue developing our multimodal planning approach.

Public safety discussions scheduled

Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. - Watch 1:00:31 - The proposed ordinance and tentative agreement are the basis for a community discussion about enhanced independent civilian police oversight.

A Look at the Nelson Service Center

Dec. 3 at 12:30 p.m. - Get a glimpse at renderings for a new combined solid waste and fleet maintenance facility slated for construction starting in the spring.

Take steps to avoid frozen pipes

Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. - Watch 3:50 - Water Department offers tips on how to avoid frozen water pipes when temperatures drop.


Talking collaborative police reform, a new fire agreement and more...

Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. - Watch 28:13 - The City is working to improve critical citizen services, including police, fire and multicultural considerations.

Frequently Asked Questions Ben Burr Trail

Nov. 26 at 8 a.m. - The City is seeking input on improvements that will leave the Ben Burr Trail better for all types of pedestrians/bikers.

Human Rights Award nominations sought

Nov. 25 at 4:30 p.m. - Nominations are being sought for the first Spokane Human Rights Award recognizing an individual, youth and organization.

Tracking performance to improve service

Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. - Watch 15:39 - Mayor David Condon is increasingly using data to make decisions that shape the future of the City

Many perspectives on High Drive

Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. - High Drive is a popular scenic area an integrated capital improvement project scheduled for this spring

Put fall yard cleanup on your to-do list

Nov. 15 at 2:14 p.m. - City's optional curbside yard and food waste service to suspend for winter at the end of the month.

Updating the City's transportation plan

Nov. 14 at 9:05 a.m. - The City is entering the first phase of updating the Transportation Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan

Ready. Set. Snow?

Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. - Watch 14:18 - The City's winter focus is driving safety, emergency response and keeping people and commerce moving

Thank you. Each and every day

Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. - Watch 12:04 - Honoring veterans in our community who have served our country.

Tentative police contract strengthens oversight

Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. - Watch 22:05 - A tentative agreement with the police guild that includes strengthened independent citizen oversight of the police department.


Join the Riverfront Park Master Plan discussion

Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. - Watch 1:16:49 - A 20-person citizen’s advisory committee is seeking recommendations on a new master plan for Riverfront Park.

Knighten one of two area firefighters added to memorial

Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. - Watch 23:48 - Firefighter John Knighten and Valley firefighter George Sly Jr. have been added to the Spokane County Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial.

Keep your ghouls and goblins safe

Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. - Watch 0:27 - Halloween is a time for treats; the trick is to keep little ghouls and goblins safe.

Input sought on Ben Burr Trail improvements

Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. - The City is seeking input on improvements that will leave the Ben Burr Trail better for all types of pedestrians/bikers.

Mayor outlines policing, grants management plans

Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. - Watch 51:58 - City leadership outlined plans to implement police service areas and establish a grant management team to seek and manage outside funding.

Mayor Condon remembers Speaker Foley

Oct. 18 at 3:20 p.m. - Watch 0:54 - Spokane lost a great leader and champion for this community today with the passing of Speaker Foley.

Talking about Green Solutions

Oct. 15 at 7:30 a.m. - The City is testing green infrastructure and low-impact development techniques as a way to reduce stormwater flows entering the Spokane River.

Input sought on High Drive improvements

Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. - The City is seeking input on combined utility and road improvements that will leave High Drive better for residents, drivers and pedestrian.

Budget focused on citizen priorities, future

Oct. 7 at 8:30 a.m. - The proposed 2014 budget adds police officers, restores fire response capability to Station 9 and addresses street maintenance.


Making a difference downtown

Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. - Spokane downtown crime drop as the City has worked closely over the past year and a half with social service and other community partners.

The Mayor's Urban Design Awards

Sept. 30 at 8 a.m. - The Mayor's Urban Design Awards recognize the people and projects that significantly improve the quality of Spokane's shared public spaces.

Help Put the Gardens to Bed!

Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. - Join the Friends of Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens on Sep. 26 for its "Help Put the Gardens to Bed" fundraiser and year-end stroll through the gardens.

Dispatching a more flexible, reliable response

Sept. 16 at 1:15 p.m. - Watch 4:24 - SFD is now dispatching sport utility vehicles, known as Alternative Response Units (ARUs), staffed by a single firefighter, to less severe incidents.

Talking efficiencies, quality of life, bicycles and more...

Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. - Watch 19:04 - The City is seeking citizen input to the budget, working to improve quality of life downtown, and identifying operational efficiencies.


Spokane defined by its resilience, support in times of tragedy

Aug. 27 at Midnight - Watch 5:29 - Spokane is a resilient community defined by its eagerness to rally behind its friends and neighbors.