News Releases for June 2023

June 30

Friday Night Concerts Return to Park Bench Café in Manito Park

9:43 a.m. - Free concerts return to Manito’s Park Bench Café this summer, and kick off tonight, June 30, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Two Simultaneous Fires Keep Spokane Firefighters Busy on Thursday Afte

8:25 a.m. - Both fires this afternoon prove how valuable it is for early detection.

City Council Votes Unanimously To Approve Police Guild Contract

8:22 a.m. - Council voted unanimously to approve the Police Guild Contract effective through December 2026.

June 29

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

4:54 p.m. - Burn restrictions go into effect Friday, June 30, 2023

Felony Hit and Run Arrest, Request for Information

12:49 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in felony hit-and-run collision involving mother and two small children

Summer Carnival, Symphony Concert, And Fireworks

9:13 a.m. - Riverfront Park is gearing up for a long 4th of July weekend celebration with the ICCU Summer Carnival kicking off Friday

June 27

Council Passes No Trespass In Parks Ordinance

8:31 a.m. - City Council passed Ordinance 36394 to increase the penalty for trespassing in parks after hours, amending it from a civil infraction to a misdemeanor

Council Member Cathcart Champions Neighborhood Livability Resolution

8:27 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2023-0050.

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

8 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

June 26

Park Gathering Results in Shot Fired

4:39 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting at a north side park

N Dakota Shootings

3:43 p.m. - 3 arrested, 2 firearms recovered, after multiple drive-by shootings in Northeast Spokane

Sunday House Fire Sends Two Spokane Firefighters to the Hospital

8:50 a.m. - A well-advanced fire Sunday afternoon caused significant damage to a single-family home and sent two firefighters to local hospitals.

Wildland Urban Interface Fire Threatened Browne's Addition

8:44 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a wildland fire located near Overlook Park in Spokane's Historic Browne's Addition.

Southeast Boulevard Apartment Fire

8:38 a.m. - SFD and Fire District 8 were dispatched to an apartment fire on Southeast Boulevard.

June 20

City Seeks Community Input On Neighborhood Traffic Calming Projects

8:43 a.m. - Community invited to participate in a ThoughtExchange survey

Woodward Announces 'Safe Spokane Summer' Plan

8:36 a.m. - Plan includes new high-utilizer, cleanliness initiatives

June 13

Final Day To Request Disposal Pass Friday, June 16

2:21 p.m. - More than 2,000 passes have been redeemed

City, Police Guild Reach Tentative Agreement

1:07 p.m. - 4-year agreement must be approved by the City Council

City Council Votes to Align City Charter with Spokane Municipal Code

8:10 a.m. - Providing investigation authority to the Office of Ombudsman

Chief Meidl on Proposed OPO Ordinance

8:09 a.m. - Video link to Spokane Police Chief’s response to proposed ordinance

June 12

Downtown Zipline - Request for Proposals

2:22 p.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation today posted a Request for Proposals for a feasibility study and possible operation of a downtown zipline

City Closures Planned For Juneteenth

8:01 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

June 8

Mayor Appoints Haynes First Civil Rights Director

12:38 p.m. - Haynes developed the office as a temporary employee

June 6

Suspect Wanted For Multiple Violent Crimes Arrested

8:32 a.m. - Suspect, wanted for multiple violent crimes, arrested after standoff

June 5

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

2:21 p.m. - All federal and state standards were met or exceeded again.

SPD Responds To Shooting at Riverfront Park, No Injuries Reported

8:37 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to shooting at Riverfront Park, no injuries reported

June 2

Human Remains Identified In 43 Year Old Murder In Spokane

1:20 p.m. - Genetic Genealogy again assists in identifying another body found more than 40 years ago

June 1

City Reminds Residents to Have Carts to Curb for Pick-Up By 7 A.M.

9:49 a.m. - Routes are subject to change during hot months.

Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Kardong Bridge June 2

9:30 a.m. - Join us for a ribbon cutting to commemorate the renovation of the Don Kardong pedestrian bridge on Friday, June 2 at 11 a.m.