Michael Cathcart

Michael Cathcart

City Council Member, District 1
Term: 2020-2023
mcathcart@spokanecity.org

Elected in 2019, Michael Cathcart represents Northeast Spokane (District 1) on the Spokane City Council. For more than a decade, Michael has worked tirelessly to improve our community by working both inside and outside of government. Michael spent two years working for Sen. Michael Baumgartner as his Legislative Aide and five more years working with the Spokane Home Builders Association advocating for smarter local housing policies. In the last few years, he has served as Executive Director of Better Spokane (a position he still holds) working to improve the region's business climate.

Michael's priorities include fighting to secure more resources for Northeast Spokane—our City's oft-forgotten district, as well as working to improve policies addressing crime, street maintenance, living wage job growth, housing, and homelessness. Michael is also incredibly passionate about government transparency and accountability and plans to make this a big emphasis during his term.

Prior to joining Council, Michael has served as a Neighborhood Chair, a member of the Community Assembly, and selected to serve on several task forces related to housing, employment, and comprehensive plan updates. In 2016, the Spokane Association of Realtors presented Michael with their Community Partner of the Year award.

Current Council Related Boards, Committees and Commissions

Legislative Assistant

Shae Blackwell
509.625.6224
sblackwell@spokanecity.org

Voting History

Date Description Vote
09/14/20 Emergency Ordinance C35938 - Relating to amendments to the For Hire Transportation sections of SMC chapter 04.04.02 and chapter 10.34A, amending sections 04.04.020, 10.34A.020, 10,34A.080, 10.34A.140, 10.34A.170, and 1034A.220 of the Spokane Municipal Code. Yea
09/14/20 Ordinance C35926 - Vacation of portions of Cleveland Ave. and Nevada St. Yea
09/14/20 Ordinance C35932 - Amending Ordinance C34840 that vacated the Alley between Cowley Street and Grant Street from East Riverside Avenue South to Alley. Yea
09/14/20 Resolution 2020-0068 - Ratifying the Mayor’s Declaration of Emergency and Authorization to Execute the First Amendment to the Agreement between the City of Spokane and Spokane Regional Emergency Communication Regarding Temporary 9-1-1 Dispatch Backup Support Services. Yea
09/14/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35935 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Human Services Grants Fund FROM: Department of Housing & Urban Development, $3,362,228; TO: Various accounts, same amount. (This action provides funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance, and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.) Yea
09/14/20 Special Consideration OPR 2020-0693 - Grant Agreement with Arcora Foundation for capital associated with implementation of community water fluoridation. Nay
08/31/20 Resolution 2020-0063 - Setting hearing before the City Council for September 28, 2020, for the vacation of the alley between Bismark and Central, from Sycamore to Julia, as requested by Thomas Kostelecky. Yea
08/31/20 Resolution 2020-0064 - A resolution authorizing the award of Round 2 CARES Act community support funding. Yea
08/31/20 Resolution 2020-0065 - A resolution providing for the issuance and sale of certain individual Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $19,030,039.91; establishing interfund loan facilities from the Spokane Investment Pool to refinance existing interfund loans; fixing the dates, forms, maturities, interest rates, terms and covenants of the bonds; authorizing the sale and delivery of the bonds to the City, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. Yea
08/31/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35931 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund; FROM: Unappropriated Reserves, $500,000; TO: Traffic Calming Measures, same amount; and Traffic Calming Measures Fund; FROM: Transfer from General Fund, $500,000; TO: Reserve for Budget Adjustment, same amount. (This action allows reimbursement to the Traffic Calming Measures Fund for the transfer of Traffic Calming Funds to the Police Department related to 2019.) Yea
08/31/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35933 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund; FROM: Department of Commerce $ 1,128,023.70 TO: General Fund Contractual Services $ 1,128,023.70 (This action moves dollars for contracting related to Round 2 CARES Act community support funding.) Yea
08/24/20 Emergency Ordinance C35928 - Amending the zoning map of the City of Spokane’s Comprehensive Plan to extend the CC-3 Zoning Overlay in the vicinity of the North Foothills area; and declaring an emergency. Yea
08/24/20 Ordinance C35819 - Vacating portions of Alameda Ct., in the plat of Crowder’s Addition and more particularly described in the (amended) ordinance (as requested by Community Frameworks). Yea
08/24/20 Ordinance C35925 - Amending land use and zoning maps for a 73-acre area within the South University District subarea. Yea
08/24/20 Resolution 2020-0060 - Recognizing the South University District Subarea Plan. Yea
08/24/20 Resolution 2020-0061 - Expressing the City Council's disapproval of the potential use of City funds or City personnel for so-called "killology" training. Nay
08/17/20 Ordinance C35921 - Relating to the executive and administrative organization of the City;amending SMC sections 3.01A.210, 3.01A.225, 3.01A.245, and 3.01A.365, and adopting a new section 3.01A.367 to chapter 3.01A of the Spokane Municipal Code. Yea
08/17/20 Resolution 2020-0054 - Establishing guiding principles for the City of Spokane's role in the criminal justice system in Spokane County. Nay
08/17/20 Resolution 2020-0055 - Setting hearing before City Council for September 14, 2020, for the vacation of various right-of-ways south of E. North Foothills Dr. and west of Perry St., as requested by the Spokane School District to accommodate the Northeast Middle School. Yea
08/17/20 Resolution 2020-0056 - Setting hearing before City Council for September 21, 2020, for the vacation of the north half of Rosewood Ave. between the east line of Helena St. and 25 feet east of the west line of Lot 17, Block 27 of the plat of Gunn’s Addition, as requested by Jon and Nicol Whipple. Yea
08/17/20 Resolution 2020-0057 - Setting hearing before City Council for September 21, 2020, for the vacation of Grant Street between the north line of 5th Ave. and the south line of I-90, as requested by Daren Doneen. Yea
08/17/20 Resolution 2020-0058 - Recognizing the Grand Boulevard Transportation and Land Use Study (“the study”) as a declaration of the Comstock Neighborhood desired future conditions in the Grand District Center, providing direction for neighborhood-based improvement activities, as well as neighborhood priorities involving future projects. Yea
08/17/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35923 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Human Services Grant Funds, FROM: Commerce COVID ESG - Contractual Services, $272,217;TO: Commerce COVID ESG - Various Accounts, same amount. (This action provides funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.) Yea
08/17/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35929 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund, FROM: Department of Commerce, $2,902,815;TO: General Fund Contractual Services, $2,902,815.(This action allows budgeting for the City’s necessary responses to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents of Spokane and to mitigate the public health, social health, and economic impacts of COVID-19 in Spokane. Relates to Special Consideration S1.) Yea
08/17/20 Special Consideration S1 - Contracts for COVID-19 assistance and mitigation with: a. Family Promise of Spokane-$20,000; b. Catholic Charities of Spokane-$500,000; c. Spokane Arts-$300,000; d. Geocko-$1,039,100; e. Spokane Workforce-$822,000; f. Community Minded Enterprises-$221,715. Yea
08/03/20 Ordinance C35922 - For repeal Spokane Municipal Code Chapter 11.19, multiple sections: 11.19.095, 11.19.100, 11.19.132, 11.19.230, 11.19.255, 11.19.2560, 11.19.275, 11.19.276, 11.19.2858, 11.19.2912, 11.19.2914, 11.19.325, 11.19.720, 11.19.730, 11.19.740, 11.19.750, 11.19.755, 11.19.760, 11.19.770, 11.19.780, 11.19.790, 11.19.800, 11.19.820, 11.19.860, 11.19.880, and 11.19.890. Yea
08/03/20 Resolution 2020-0053 - Approving the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for Community Development including the 2020 Action Plan component for CDBG, HOME, and ESG federal grant programs and approval to enter into agreements with HUD and awarded organizations. Yea
07/27/20 Resolution 2020-0050 - Providing for the issuance and sale of a taxable Limited Tax General Obligation Bond in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $912,000 to secure an interfund loan from the Spokane Investment Pool to the Asset Management Fund to finance a portion of the costs of the acquisition, construction and installation of the CHAS East Central Dental Clinic Project; fixing the date, form, maturity, interest rate, terms and covenants of the bond; establishing the provisions for repayment of the interfund loan established thereby; authorizing the sale and delivery of the bond to the City, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. (Relates to Special Budget Ordinance C35920) Yea
07/27/20 Resolution 2020-0051 - Adopting the 2020 Water Conservation Master Plan Yea
07/27/20 Resolution 2020-0052 - Declaring Control Solutions Northwest, Inc. (Spokane) a sole-source provider and authorizing the City to enter into a three-year contract (with two additional one-year renewals) for servicing, monitoring and repairing the HVAC control systems at Fire Dispatch, Fire Training and Fire Maintenance for $60,000 (plus sales tax annually), without public bidding. Yea
07/27/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35920 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Property Acquisition From: Loan Proceeds, $912,000; To: Capital Expenditures, same amount. (This action provides financing for the construction of the CHAS Dental Clinic.) Yea
07/20/20 Resolution 2020-0047 - Setting hearing before City Council for August 17, 2020, for the vacation of portions of Cleveland Avenue and Nevada Street as requested by Catholic Charities in order to accommodate a 72-unit apartment complex. Yea
07/20/20 Resolution 2020-0048 - Approving a sewer and access easement in order to accommodate the installation, maintenance and repair of sewer service by the City of Spokane for the named property herein (on file with the City Clerk's Office). Yea
07/20/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35919 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Housing & Essential Needs FROM: Contractual Services, $944,144; TO: Various Accounts, same amount. (This action provides funding for rental assistance for homeless and at-risk households with qualifying short or long-term disabilities through the Housing and Essential Needs Program.) Yea
07/13/20 Consideration of Mayoral Veto C35870 - Consideration of Mayoral Veto of Ordinance C35870: Prohibiting the use of so-called “mosquito” devices; amending sections 10.08D.030, 10.08D050, and 10.08D.140; and enacting a new section 10.08D.145 of the Spokane Municipal Code. Nay
07/13/20 Ordinance C35908 - Establishing official City policy relating to reductions in night by night shelters; enacting a new section 18.05.030 to the Spokane Municipal Code. Nay
07/13/20 Resolution 2020-0045 - Approving the appointment of Amber Richards as Director of Human Resources for the City of Spokane. Yea
07/13/20 Resolution 2020-0049 - A resolution requesting the delayed enforcement of Ordinance C35870 (prohibiting the use of so-called “mosquito” devices). Yea
07/13/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35918 - Amending Ordinance No. C35565 passed by the City Council December 11, 2017, and entitled, An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2018, making appropriations to the various funds, departments and programs of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage, and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Police Fund – Special Events FROM: Law Enforcement Services, $76,678; TO: Overtime Uniform, same amount. (This action recognizes unbudgeted revenue and expenditure pertaining to acceptance of a Spokane Transit Authority contract for law enforcement presence on buses.) (Relates to Consent Agenda Item #2) Yea
06/29/20 Ordinance C35914 - Relating to the eligibility of City employees to remain in SERS when transitioned to Spokane Regional Emergency Communications (SREC) and Spokane Public Facilities District (SPFD); amending SMC sections 03.05.020, 03.05.030, 03.05.040, 03.05.070, 03.05.080, and 03.05.090 of the Spokane Municipal Code. Yea
06/29/20 Resolution 2020-0024 - Declaring Dresser Rand Company (Seattle, WA) a sole source provider and authorizing the City to enter into a Value Blanket order for maintenance, service and supplies for the turbine generator at the Waste To Energy Facility from May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2021, for an estimated cost $100,000 (excl. tax). Yea
06/29/20 Resolution 2020-0044 - Adopting the City of Spokane’s legislative agenda for the upcoming 2021 state legislative session. Yea
06/29/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35916 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: HUD ESG COVID-19 FROM: Contractual Services, $991,359; TO: HUD ESG COVID-19Various Accounts, same amount. (This action provides funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19) Yea
06/29/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35917 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Public Safety & Judicial Grants Fund From: Public Safety & Judicial Grants Fund, $391,333; To: Various accounts, same amount. (This action allows budgeting for acceptance of Department of Justice Grant Funds to cover COVID 19 Public Safety costs.) Yea
06/29/20 Special Consideration OPR 2020-0514 - Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Spokane Police Guild and the City of Spokane to govern the period from 2017-2020-$6,219,000. Nay
06/22/20 Ordinance C35870 - Prohibiting the use of devices which emit high-frequency sound designed to be audible only to children and young adults, often called “mosquitos”; amending sections 10.08D.030, 10.08D.050, and 10.08D.140 of the Spokane Municipal Code. Nay
06/22/20 Ordinance C35911 - providing for the issuance and sale of a Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bond in the principal amount of not to exceed $4,068,984.94 to provide funds to refund the City’s outstanding Limited Tax General Obligation and Refunding Bond, Series 2016; fixing the date, form, maturity, interest rate, terms and covenants of the bond; authorizing the sale and delivery of the bond to the City, declaring an emergency, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. (Relates to an interfund loan from the Spokane Investment Pool to the Asset Management Fund.) Yea
06/22/20 Resolution 2020-0033 - Of the City of Spokane, Washington, providing for the issuance and sale of a Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bond in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $2,927,080; establishing an interfund loan facility from the Spokane Investment Pool to refinance an existing interfund loan; fixing the date, form, maturity, interest rate, terms and covenants of the bond; authorizing the sale and delivery of the bond to the City, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. Yea
06/22/20 Resolution 2020-0034 - Providing for the issuance and sale of certain individual Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bonds in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $14,291,298.54; establishing interfund loan facilities from the Spokane Investment Pool to refinance existing interfund loans; fixing the dates, forms, maturities, interest rates, terms and covenants of the bonds; authorizing the sale and delivery of the bonds to the City, and providing for other matters properly relating thereto. Yea
06/22/20 Resolution 2020-0040 - Approving the Spokane Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) Board’s change in the employee and employer contribution rates in accordance with Spokane Municipal Code 4.14.070. Yea
06/22/20 Resolution 2020-0041 - Establishing City policy and process for determining how the City should use its allocation of Coronavirus Relief Funds received from the state of Washington. Yea
06/22/20 Resolution 2020-0042 - Incorporating community requests, which have been identified by Council Members and their constituents and are enumerated in the attached addendum (on file in City Clerk’s Office), into the City of Spokane's 2021-2026 Six Year Comprehensive Street Program. (Relates to Hearing Item H1.) Yea
06/22/20 Resolution 2020-0043 - Hearing for the 2021-2026 Six-Year Comprehensive Street Program. Yea
06/22/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35913 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: VOYA Defined Contribution Administrative Fund FROM: Employment Benefit Admin Fees, $36,000; TO: VOYA Deferred Contribution Administrative Fund - Advisory Technical Service, same amount. (This action allows for the creation of an additional budget department.) Yea
06/22/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35915 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Street Fund FROM: Bridge Maintainer II (Sal Sav), $25,509; TO: Signals & Lighting – various accounts, same amount. (This action allows implementation of classification and pay adjustments in accordance with approved union agreements and City policies.) Yea
06/15/20 Resolution 2020-0028 - Revised: Declaring Wilson & Company a sole source provider and authorizing the expenditure of approximately $91,080.00 for BNSF Inspection services associated with the Rowan Force Main project. (5/11/2020 language: "Declaring Wilson & Company a sole source provider and authorizing contract and the expenditure of approximately $91,080 for BNSF Inspection services associated with the Rowan Force Main project without public bidding.") Original item passed 7-0 on 5/11/2020. Yea
06/15/20 Resolution 2020-0039 - Regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between Spokane County United Way and the City of Spokane Public Defender’s Office. Yea
06/08/20 Resolution 2020-0038 - Of the City of Spokane, Washington, ratifying the Mayor’s Executive Order declaring a civil emergency in response to events of May 31 and June 1, 2020, respectively. Yea
06/01/20 Ordinance C35910 - Providing for the issuance and sale of a Limited Tax General Obligation Refunding Bond of the City in the principal amount of not to exceed $22,000,000, for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds of the City; providing for the redemption of the outstanding bonds to be refunded; providing for the annual levy of taxes to pay the principal of and interest on the bond; and declaring an emergency. Yea
06/01/20 Resolution 2020-0035 - Regarding the City of Spokane Water and Hydro-Electric Department Public Rule and Policy – Water Hydrant Usage Policy & Fees. Yea
06/01/20 Resolution 2020-0037 - Affirming solidarity with communities of color across the country demanding police reform following the death of George Floyd. Yea
05/28/20 Resolution 2020-0036 - A resolution ratifying the Mayor's executive order regarding the City's restaurant and retail recovery plan. Yea
05/21/20 Ordinance C35909 - An ordinance modifying requirements for sidewalk cafes, parklets and streateries in Spokane; amending SMC Sections 10.28.040, 10.28.050, 10.55.040, and 10.55.050; and declaring an emergency. Yea
05/18/20 Resolution 2020-0030 - Appointing Raylene Gennett as Director of Wastewater Management for the City of Spokane Yea
05/18/20 Resolution 2020-0031 - Expressing the City Council’s support for the safe restart of economic and social activity in the Spokane area and commitment to keep Spokane open within accepted public health and economic criteria. Yea
05/18/20 Resolution 2020-0032 - Stating the official policy of the City of Spokane to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and to reinstate the City’s membership in Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI-USA). Nay
05/11/20 Ordinance C35899 - Relating to Permit Fees, Heating Mechanics Licenses, Building Official Review of Proposed Amendments to 17F, Fences, Adoption of Current State Building Codes, Elevators and Dangerous Conveyances, and Application for Worker's Licenses amending SMC 08.02.031, 10.29.030, 11.19.720, 17C.110.230, 17F.030.010, 17F.040.010, 17F.050.010, 17F.060.040, 17F.060.060, 17F.080.010; 17F.090.010, 17F.100.010, and 17G.010.200. Yea
05/11/20 Resolution 2020-0029 - Directing City of Spokane Neighborhood and Planning Services Department staff to conduct an abbreviated subarea planning process in an area adjacent to the North Foothills Employment Center, as designated on the land use plan map, for the purposes of undertaking the addition of CC-3 (Centers and Corridors Type 3) Zoning Overlay. Yea
05/04/20 Ordinance C35907 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund - Mayor’s Office FROM: Reserve for Budget Adjustment, $24,116; TO: Director – Office of the Mayor (from Range 40 Step 6 to Range 51 Step 6), $15,424; and TO: Constituent Services Coordinator (from Range 22 Step 6 to Range 32 Step 6), $8,692 (This action adjusts salary ranges following a review of incumbents’ responsibilities and job descriptions.) Yea
04/27/20 Resolution 2020-0023 - Declaring McCoy Power Consultants (MPC) a sole source consultant and thus authorizing the Waste To Energy Facility (WTEF) to directly enter into contract with MPC in lieu of public bidding for maintaining annual compliance with the NERC/FERC Reliability Standards for a period of five years, from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2025-not to exceed $95,000 per year (incl. tax). Yea
04/27/20 Resolution 2020-0025 - Declaring KPFF Engineering a sole source provider and authorizing contract for the expenditure of approximately $1,210,000 for construction administration of the Post Street Bridge Project without public bidding. Yea
04/20/20 Ordinance C35906 - Imposing an immediate moratorium on the consideration of impact fee exemptions; setting a public hearing; and declaring an emergency. Nay
04/20/20 Resolution 2020-0026 - A Resolution establishing equity components for City COVID-19 business recovery efforts. Yea
04/13/20 Ordinance C35905 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, temporarily postponing expiration of development applications and approved land use actions and construction permits and temporarily tolling procedural deadlines; and declaring an emergency. Yea
04/13/20 Resolution 2020-0021 - Establishing a two-year pilot project instituting a year-long 20 mph speed limit around parks and park properties (as identified in the addendum on file in the City Clerk's office). Yea
04/13/20 Resolution 2020-20 - Approving the settlement agreement and general release of all claims of Linda and Ron Dolar for $200,000 settled through mediation. Yea
04/02/20 Ordinance C35904 - Relating to program participation criteria for the U-Help utility bill payment assistance program and partnership for response to the COVID-19 pandemic; enacting a new section 13.09.100 of the Spokane Municipal Code; and declaring an emergency. Yea
03/30/20 Ordinance C35903 - Relating to public testimony during city council meetings; amending SMC section 2.01.030 and declaring an emergency. Yea
03/30/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35900 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: City Council FROM: Total Cost of Compensation, $1,475; TO: Senior Executive Assistant to the City Council (from Range 27 Step 6 to Range 30 Step 6), same amount. (This action allows budgeting to adjust salary ranges following a review of incumbent’s responsibilities and job descriptions.) Yea
03/30/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35902 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: City Council FROM: Reserve for Total Cost of Compensation, $107,300; TO: Various Accounts, same amount. (This budget-neutral action corrects the budget code to allocate funds approved in 2019 for the Director of Communications without increasing the overall Council budget.) Yea
03/23/20 Resolution 2020-0018 - Approving a development agreement between the City and Esmeralda Commerce Park, LLC, relating to certain public infrastructure costs. Yea
03/23/20 Resolution 2020-0020 - A Resolution ratifying the first amendment to the Mayor’s declaration of a civil emergency or disaster. Yea
03/23/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35898 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Miscellaneous Grants – Housing Action Plan FROM: Department of Commerce, $100,000; TO: Contractual Services, same amount. (This action creates a budget for the Housing Action Plan Grant received from the Department of Commerce) Yea
03/23/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35901 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Human Services Grant Fund FROM: Department of Commerce, $1,474;636, TO: Various Departments, same amount. (This action allows for funding for emergency housing necessary to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak) Yea
03/16/20 Resolution 2020-0015 - Referring project No. 2017080 (Centennial Trail – Summit Gap – Boone to Pettet) to the Design Review Board for its review. Yea
03/16/20 Resolution 2020-0016 - Declaring a 1992 Spartan Motors Pumper surplus and authorizing its donation to the Intendencia Nacional de Bomberos del Peru, Station Oxapampa No. 47 for $1.00. Yea
03/16/20 Resolution 2020-0017 - Declaring a 1992 Spartan Motors Pumper surplus and authorizing its donation to the Spokane County Fire District 2 for $1.00. Yea
03/16/20 Resolution 2020-0019 - A resolution ratifying and amending the Mayor's declaration of a civil emergency or disaster. Yea
03/16/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35897 - amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund FROM: Unappropriated Reserves, $151,800; TO: Mayor’s Office, same amount. (This action allows budgeting to create a Director – Emergency Management position.) Yea
03/09/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35896 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Fleet Replacement Fund FROM: Undesignated Reserves, $108,000; TO: Capital Outlay - Vehicles, same amount. (This action allows budgeting for the increased costs in replacing vehicles with Hybrids and adding an additional vehicle to the fleet that was unplanned.) Yea
03/02/20 Ordinance C35894 - Harmonizing the noise disturbance prohibitions in the context of health care providers and facilities with the noise disturbance provisions applicable generally throughout the city. Nay
03/02/20 Resolution 2020-0014 - Regarding the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program for 2020, formalizing the non-City-initiated proposals and any City-initiated proposals to review. Yea
03/02/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35895 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Office of Performance Management FROM: IF Revenue, $113,801; TO: Senior Project Manager, $113,801. (This action allows budgeting to create an additional position.) Yea
02/24/20 Ordinance C35867 - Vacating the alley in Block 9 of the plat of Englebart Addition. (First Reading held on December 9, 2019) Yea
02/24/20 Ordinance C35881 - Granting a non-exclusive Franchise Agreement to TDS Metrocom, LLC to occupy and use the public rights-of-way and, upon approval, other public places in the City of Spokane, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating a Cable System within the City for a term of ten years, subject to regulation by federal, state and local authority and specifying other limitations, terms and conditions governing the exercise of said Franchise Agreement. . (First Reading held January 13, 2020) Yea
02/24/20 Ordinance C35883 - Vacating Riverside Avenue between the west line of Grant Street and the west line of lot 10 of the Plat of Railroad addition in the City of Spokane. (First Reading held January 27, 2020.) Yea
02/24/20 Ordinance C35884 - Vacating the east 37.5 feet of Thor Street between the north line of Garnet Avenue and the south line of the plat of JJ Hill Estates. (First Reading held January 27, 2020.) Yea
02/24/20 Ordinance C35889 - Relating to the executive and administrative organization of the City; amending SMC sections 3.01A.210, 3.01A.253, 3.01A.260, 3.01A.355 and 3.01A.415; repealing SMC section 3.01A.490; and adopting a new section 3.01A.251 to chapter 3.01A of the Spokane Municipal Code. (Deferred from February 3, 2020, Agenda.) Yea
02/24/20 Resolution 2020-0013 - Permitting the use of drone technology for the safety inspection of the Sunset Bridge Project. Yea
02/24/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35886 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund FROM: Unappropriated Reserves, $110,000; TO: Contractual Services, same amount. (This action budgets extra funds for SCRAPS regarding a one-time deficiency payment and to cover a budget deficit for the 2020 contract amount.) (Relates to Consent Agenda Item No. 12.) (Deferred from February 3, 2020, Agenda.) Yea
02/24/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35892 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund FROM: Unappropriated Reserves, $280,000; TO: Human Services, Other Misc. Charges, same amount. [This action funds two permanent housing projects (The Carlyle and Home Yard Cottages) to help alleviate emergency need in the community.] Yea
02/24/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35893 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Water & Hydroelectrical Services Fund FROM: Unappropriated Reserves, $200,000; TO: Contractual Services, same amount. (This action budgets additional funding to the 2020 budget for Urban Utility Installations that were appropriated in 2019 but not completed and encumbered.) Yea
02/10/20 Resolution 2020-0004 - Renaming the East Central Community Center to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center at East Central. (Deferred from February 3, 2020, Agenda) Yea
02/10/20 Resolution 2020-0010 - To identify residential streets for paving and residential maintenance in 2020. Yea
02/10/20 Resolution 2020-0011 - Declaring KPFF Engineering a sole source provider and authorizing the expenditure of approximately $500,000 for construction administration of the Post Street Bridge. Yea
02/10/20 Resolution 2020-0012 - Authorizing the loan agreements between the City of Spokane and State of Washington, Department of Ecology for the Post Street Bridge Sewer Line Replacement and TJ Meenach Sanitary Sewer Siphon. (Relates to Consent Agenda Item No. 10) Yea
02/10/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35890 - Carrying over from 2019 fiscal year and re-appropriating various funds for the use of certain departments and divisions of the City government and the budgeting of various outstanding grants, both revenues and expenses, of the City of Spokane, and thereby amending Ordinance No. C-35857, passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled “An ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, declaring a public emergency, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage” under Section 16(D) of the City Charter as necessary for the immediate support of the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Spokane, and declaring an emergency. (This action carries over budget authority for 2019 obligated budget items that were not completed at year-end and appropriates various outstanding grants and capital expenditures, thereby amending Ordinance C358 Yea
02/10/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35891 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund FROM: Unappropriated Reserves, $18,465.68; TO: Human Services – Other Misc. Charges, same amount. (This action allows for funding expanding emergency shelter facilities with needed services to ensure that people experiencing homelessness in Spokane are safe and assisted in obtaining the services they need to exit homelessness.) (Relates to Consent Agenda Item No. 9) Yea
02/03/20 Resolution 2020-0008 - Approving the appointments of the following three employees for the City of Spokane: 1. Tom Bartridge to Human Resources Director 2. Brian Coddington to Director of Communications and Marketing 3. Tonya Wallace to Chief Financial Officer Yea
02/03/20 Resolution 2020-0009 - Approving Settlement Agreement with Diamond Rock Construction, Inc. settled through mediation-$79,834.50. Yea
02/03/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35887 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, "An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage," and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: General Fund FROM: Unappropriated Reserves, $31,300; TO: Other Misc. Charges, same amount. (This action allows for funding expanding emergency shelter facilities with needed services to ensure that people experiencing homelessness in Spokane are safe and assisted in obtaining the services they need to exit homelessness.) Yea
01/27/20 Ordinance C35878 - Concerning City of Spokane fire hydrant fees, permits and use; amending sections 13.04.130, 13.04.1904, 13.04.1918, and 13.04.2024 of the Spokane Municipal Code, and declaring an emergency. Yea
01/27/20 Ordinance C35880 - Amending Ordinance No. C34470, creating the Spokane University District Revitalization Area. Yea
01/27/20 Special Budget Ordinance C35882 - Amending Ordinance No. C35857 passed by the City Council December 16, 2019, and entitled, An Ordinance adopting the Annual Budget of the City of Spokane for 2020, making appropriations to the various funds, departments and programs of the City of Spokane government for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2020, and providing it shall take effect immediately upon passage, and declaring an emergency and appropriating funds in: Judicial Grant Fund – Mental Health Unit FROM: Criminal Justice Grant, $358,387; TO: Various Accounts, same amount. (This action budgets awarded grant funds to be used towards a Regional Mental Health Unit program.) Yea
01/13/20 Resolution 2020-0005 - Appointing City Council members to boards, committees, and commissions for 2020. Yea
01/13/20 Resolution 2020-0007 - Regarding the appointment to fill the vacancy in Spokane City Council District 2, Position 2. Yea
01/06/20 Resolution 2020-0001 - Approving a Development Agreement between the City and School Yard Billy, LLC relating to certain public infrastructure costs. Yea
01/06/20 Resolution 2020-0002 - Approving a Development Agreement between the City and The Falls, LLC relating to certain public infrastructure costs. Yea
01/06/20 Resolution 2020-0003 - Approving the appointments of the following seven (7) employees for the City of Spokane: 1.) Kristen Becker – Director of Development Services Center, Code Enforcement and Parking Services (effective at time SMC change creating position is effective) 2.) Dustin Bender – Solid Waste Collection Manager 3.) Carly Cortright – Director of Customer Experience (effective at time SMC change creating position is effective) 4.) Clint Harris – Director of Streets 5.) Paul Ingiosi – Director of Management & Budget 6.) Garrett Jones – Director of Parks & Recreation 7.) Timothy Sigler – Director of Community, Housing & Human Services Yea