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Brian Coddington

Budget focused on citizen priorities, future

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, No Phone Number Available


Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.

Budget focused on citizen priorities, future

Spokane Mayor David Condon delivered a 2014 budget proposal to the City Council that focuses on public safety and streets, both top community priorities.

In drafting the budget, the administration followed a philosophy of aligning better to citizen priorities, working to be more affordable and holding the City more accountable to its customers. The proposed line-item budget (PDF 19.3 MB) includes 25 new police officers, restoring fire response capability at Station 9 by adding four new positions and putting $2.5 million more into street maintenance.

Extensive citizen engagement over the past several months has provided guidance, suggestions and alignment to community priorities.

Mayor Condon also called on the City Council to set policy regarding pension reform, capital budget administration, balancing the fire budget and reserve usage. These are important policies that must be passed.

The City Council will now consider the proposed budget and hold a series of public hearings in November. Feedback can also be submitted to MySpokaneBudget.org or mayor@spokanecity.org.

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