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Blog Posts for March 2015

March 31

Scam Alert: Callers demand payment, threaten water shut-off

7:11 a.m. - Utility customers should be aware of scammers claiming to represent City utilities who threaten to shut off water unless immediate payment is made.

March 30

Ruby and Boone getting HAWK light

2:34 p.m. - Watch 18:39 - A HAWK light being installed at Ruby Street and Boone Avenue is part of a pilot pedestrian safety program to test their effectiveness.

March 27

Get ready for the Spokane Bike Swap!

9:53 a.m. - The 4th Annual Spokane Bike Swap is April 11 & 12

March 25

Help clean Spokane’s core!

10:59 a.m. - Join hundreds of volunteers for this year’s Cleaning from the Core on April 25.

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

10:09 a.m. - Wednesday marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history.

March 24

Testing Technology at the Treatment Plant

4:31 p.m. - The City is testing two membrane treatment systems at its Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility as part of a $100 million upgrade.

Use of Force Commission’s work is now complete

11:15 a.m. - Watch 38:24 - The Spokane Police Department was commended for its great progress in the Use of Force Commission’s final letter to the City and SPD.

March 18

Forest Spokane is giving away 2,000 trees!

2:34 p.m. - A tree giveaway this spring and fall is part of the Residential Tree Program.

New combined sewer tank to protect Latah Creek

11:47 a.m. - Construction on a combined sewer tank at High Drive & Hatch Road set to begin in the spring

New Police precinct opens in Hillyard

10:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police North Hillyard Precinct gives SPD a stronger presence on the north side of the city.

March 16

A busy 2015 construction season begins

3:18 p.m. - Construction season officially kicked off Monday and two projects are already getting underway.

March 13

Help the City address community, housing, and homelessness

2:58 p.m. - The public input period is underway for the plans that will guide the Community, Housing and Human Services (CHHS) Department.

March 11

Spokane libraries reach out to aspiring filmmakers

4:02 p.m. - The Huffington Post is highlighting the Community Cameras program

Changing parking rules in Neighborhood Retail zones

11:04 a.m. - A proposal is aimed at removing a hurdle for small businesses

March 10

More bike lanes are coming to Downtown Spokane

12:25 p.m. - The City is looking for feedback on plans for Phase II of the Downtown Bicycle Network.

March 9

See Something? Say Something.

9:53 a.m. - Neighbors, Spokane Police and the City of Spokane are working together to reduce crime and improve the East Sprague neighborhood.

March 6

“What would happen if…?”

2:39 p.m. - Watch 44:01 - The Mayor delivers his annual State of the City address.

March 4

Join the effort to revitalize the YARD

12:13 p.m. - The City is looking to fill openings on the Northeast Public Development Authority (NEPDA) Board.

March 2

Mayor to deliver State of the City on Friday

4:20 p.m. - Watch the annual State of the City address live and online.

Find the perfect place for your business

12:50 p.m. - Select Spokane offers free tools for businesses looking for space