City Responds To Questions About Warming Center Operator

Marlene Feist, Interim Communications Director, 509.625.6505

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 2:42 p.m.

The City of Spokane today is responding to questions raised about an expected warming center operator:

  • "The City of Spokane today learned some information about an expected provider of warming center services for this winter that has caused serious concern".
  • "The City is evaluating that information and will determine the best path forward as it relates to our contract with that provider. The City must be a responsible steward of the dollars citizens entrust with us".
  • "Our top priority remains the full implementation of our winter plan for those experiencing homelessness. The warming center set for South Cannon Street will open, following completion of tenant improvements that are currently under way."