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Blog Posts for July 2014

July 31

Funding For Police and Fire Will Help Make Spokane Safer

2:25 p.m. - Watch 11:16 - A resolution and ordinance signed Thursday authorizes $26 million in funding for police and fire vehicle and equipment needs.

July 30

Students Enjoy Story Time With Mayor Condon

1:53 p.m. - Local youth gathered at Salk Middle School Wednesday for story time with Spokane Mayor David Condon.

Nelson Service Center begins to take shape

10:14 a.m. - Construction on a new combined solid waste and fleet maintenance facility is under way in the Chief Garry Park neighborhood.

July 28

Tweet your route, take action during construction season

3:20 p.m. - Watch 16:46 - Tweet #SpokaneStreets and tell us and your fellow drivers where traffic is clogged up and where the best alternative routes are.

July 25

Ray Street Opens Early

9:08 a.m. - Ray Street between 20th and 21st avenues reopened to traffic early Friday.

July 23

City, County discuss growth considerations, infrastructure impacts

2:25 p.m. - Watch 2:53:04 - The City and County are meeting to establish parameters on how each plans for growth and regional development.

Redevelopment Eligibility-Blight

11:22 a.m. - A discussion is underway about how best to take advantage of federal, state and local resources to drive neighborhood redevelopment and improvements.

July 22

Spokane Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Fiesta Spokane

5:29 p.m. - Join us this September as The City of Spokane observes Hispanic Heritage Month

The SRTC Interactive Online Bike Map

4:39 p.m. - Using the bike map of Spokane this year is as easy as taking your smartphone along for the ride.

July 21

Pension changes will help make Spokane stronger, smarter

12:04 p.m. - Watch 16:34 - The City is in the process of adopting changes to the City’s pension plan (SERS)

July 17

Construction on High Drive is set to begin

1:54 p.m. - The 2014 Construction Season is underway and High Drive is one of the bigger projects happening this year.

July 16

Help your neighborhood beautify Spokane

11:16 a.m. - Apply for Greening Neighborhoods Grants to plant trees, shrubs, grasses and other native perennials in your neighborhood!

July 10

Applications for vacant Council seat due July 24

4:10 p.m. - Applicants are being sought to fill the vacant City Council District 3 seat.

Nearly 2,800 eligible for Boot-and-Tow

1:55 p.m. - As of this week, 2,778 people have four or more unpaid parking citations in collections and are eligible for the Boot-and-Tow Program.

July 9

Crosswalks Installed Through Traffic Calming Program

12:10 p.m. - Crosswalks have been installed in neighborhoods around the City this summer through the Traffic Calming Program.

Funding helps John R. Rogers High School make educational improvements

9:42 a.m. - John R. Rogers High School has made many good educational improvements due to federal and state funding.

July 8

Streets, parking, budgets and awards…

2:30 p.m. - Watch 13:31 - Street construction and maintenance, the budget, parking and awards were the topics of Spokane Mayor David Condon’s media briefing

July 2

Have a safe and fun 4th of July

Noon - Remember that the use of fireworks is illegal in Spokane. We encourage you to join in the fun at the Riverfront Park 4th of July Celebration.

July 1

Spokane remembers its fallen firefighters

10:05 a.m. - The Spokane Firefighters Memorial Project is dedicating memorial plaques for all 17 Spokane firefighters that have passed in the line of duty

Firefighting capability restored to Station 9

9:10 a.m. - A third firefighter has been added to each shift at Fire Station 9, restoring firefighting capability to the station