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Spokane City Council Motions to Defer Fluoride Ordinance

Lisa Gardner, City Council Communications Director, 509.625.6226

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:50 a.m.

Spokane City Council will be considering a motion to defer the ordinance on community water fluoridation.  

"City Council will consider a motion to defer the fluoride ordinance during Council's 3:30pm briefing session and I expect that it will be removed from tonight's legislative agenda,” said City Council President Breean Beggs.  “The vote on the contract accepting funds from the Arcora Foundation will still likely be on the agenda.  The revised contract provides funds that could be used to study, design and implement community water fluoridation and allows the City to make a final decision on implementation over the next four years. The terms of the proposed contract allow the City to either continue or end the fluoridation process at any time, subject to repaying any grant funds used in the process."