City Closures Planned For MLK Day

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:18 a.m.

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, parking meters do not have to be plugged. And, the Spokane Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18.

City Hall and other City facilities remain closed as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. My Spokane 311 employees will be available for phone or online customer service inquiries on Monday, Jan. 18. Curbside pickup at Spokane Public Library branches is unavailable on Monday, Jan. 18. For more information on City’s service changes due to the pandemic, visit our web site.

The Spokane City Council briefing session and legislative meeting have been cancelled for Monday, Jan. 18. Council meetings will resume on Monday, Jan. 25, with a 3:30 p.m. briefing session and 6 p.m. legislative session. Meetings are shown live on CityCable 5, the City’s government-access cable station, and are streamed on Facebook and the web at Citizens who want to provide testimony on an item on the Council’s agenda can learn more on the City’s web site.

At Riverfront Spokane, the Numerica Skate Ribbon and Sky Ribbon Café will be open on Monday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations to ice skate are required in advance at Holiday lights will remain on display through January; this includes the Pavilion light show, Rotary Fountain lights, Candy Cane Lane, Oak Alley, Clock Tower lights and the light tunnel.

Meanwhile, other services will proceed on normal schedules. Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will proceed as usual. The garbage transfer station at the Waste-to-Energy facility, along with the County’s North County and Valley transfer stations, will be open.

Activities are scheduled to mark the importance of the day. The City’s web site has details.