Integrated water plan tops City Council state legislative priority

Jon Snyder, City Councilman, 509.625.6254

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

Councilmembers Jon Snyder and Candace Mumm were joined by Council President Ben Stuckart to announce the Spokane City Council state legislative priorities for 2015. The top priority for the city council is the Integrated Water Plan.

Councilmember Mumm noted, “The City of Spokane is one of a handful of cities to adopt an Integrated Water Plan. This plan will put the Spokane River on course to being a healthy playground and a safe, productive resource for generations to come.”

The other top priorities include $2.5 million in startup funding for the proposed Washington State University Medical School that would be located in Spokane’s University District and a transportation package that includes funding for critical projects in the Spokane area such as the North-South Corridor and Central City Line.

“Improving medical education in the state of Washington is a top priority for the city,” said Councilmember Snyder.

“Transportation is fundamental to job creation and economic development in the city of Spokane. I strongly support a balanced package that completes the North-South Corridor and makes the Central City Line a reality,” said Council President Stuckart.

The Council will vote on these priorities at the city council meeting on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.