David Condon, Mayor, No Phone Number Available
Monday, September 30, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Continuously evaluating and improving the safety and quality of life in downtown Spokane is a top community priority. The challenges we face as a community require complex solutions. The components include the right balance of available and accessible services and enforcement tools.
We are making incremental progress in three areas important to the long-term safety and economic vitality of downtown: safety, services and structures. Work continues to build from the near-term gains toward long-term solutions that engage our youth, provide resources to the underserved and allow everyone to share and enjoy the tremendous assets downtown.
A group of stakeholders, which includes Downtown Spokane Partnership staff and its members, has been meeting regularly. Individually and collectively, the group – known as the Clean and Safe Downtown Team – and its members are implementing innovative programs, evaluating the multi-systems approach and identifying new ideas.
The ultimate goal is reducing crime and improving the downtown experience for everyone.