Spokane City Council defers earned sick and safe leave ordinance

Ben Stuckart, City Council President, 509.710.9611

Friday, August 14, 2015 at 11:09 a.m.

Due to ongoing discussion with citizens and the business community, the Spokane City Council will defer its decision on an earned safe and sick leave policy while it attends to the pressing need to work with the mayor to craft the 2016 city budget.

Although council members have already received numerous comments on the proposal, some stakeholders request additional time for public input and a more detailed analysis of potential economic and community health impacts.

“To honor requests for further dialogue, I’ve requested council members hold off on submitting a draft ordinance until more input and research can be gathered,” said Council President Stuckart. “I look forward to revisiting a sick and safe leave policy after the Council has adopted a strong budget that prioritizes city services for 2016.”