Council Member Waldref to host Council Connection about new housing, neighborhood revitalization

Lori Kinnear, 509.625.6719

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:47 a.m.

The next edition of “Council Connection,” the cable television program featuring Spokane City Council members as hosts, will be shown live, Thursday, September 5, at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5. Council Member Amber Waldref, District 1, will host the program titled “Supporting New Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization in Spokane.”

The show will feature guests including: Kendall Yards Developer Jason Wheaton and Community Frameworks representative Chris Venn.

“Affordable, diverse and well-maintained housing is vital to the neighborhood vitality and financial sustainability of Spokane,” Waldref explains. “The City needs to encourage a variety of housing types and make it easier to develop quality projects in our targeted centers and corridors.”

Council Member Waldref will accept calls from viewers during the program; the phone number to reach the show is 625-6337.

“Council Connection” is shown live on the first Wednesday of the month and is replayed throughout the month. CityCable 5 is the City of Spokane’s government-access cable station; it’s found on channel 5 on the Comcast cable system in Spokane.

“Council Connection” programs also can be found on the City’s web site. Go to and click on “City Council Connection” to reach the archived programs.