Mayor Brown Proposes Extending Timeline for Community Safety Levy Implementation

Erin Hut, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 11:22 a.m.

After thorough evaluation, Mayor Lisa Brown and the Spokane City Council announced Wednesday their intent to extend the timeline for implementing the Community Safety Levy.  

The decision comes as the Brown Administration holds productive meetings with the public and executes its mid-year budget review.  

“The City of Spokane’s budget deficit is real and the desire to make significant investments in our community safety response remains, but I feel the responsible choice is to provide an opportunity for additional analysis. My administration has had several productive meetings with the public and we find value in expanding input to ensure a responsive and comprehensive plan for our future,” Mayor Brown said. “We will continue down this path, while also identifying how the City tightens its own belt to usher in a new era of fiscal responsibility.” 

Watch the media briefing here.