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City secures joint development agreement

David Condon, Mayor

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

Many have been following closely the ordinance that deals with extension of utility services outside City limits. Today, I vetoed this measure because it would introduce too much uncertainty into our area’s economic growth and planning.

I did so reluctantly because the city and county of Spokane must find a way to coordinate growth in a better manner. This ordinance, as well-intended as it might have be, falls short of delivering the smart growth outcome our community needs. Vetoing it gives us the opportunity to pause, think comprehensively, and have a dialogue about what is best for us as a community.

After tough negotiations, I have secured an unprecedented joint development agreement (PDF 131 KB) with the Spokane County commissioners to work with me and our City Council to improve the process of bringing new jobs and opportunity to Spokane. Together, we have successfully taken on several tough issues over the past couple years. We meet weekly and have recently reached regional agreements that improve how we deliver solid waste, animal control and stormwater services to our citizens. We have also completed an assessment of the regional criminal justice system and are currently working together on an implementation plan and timeline.

The joint development agreement is the best for Spokane and the continued economic growth and development of our region as we follow a record year that saw $500 million construction in the city last year.

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