Blog Posts for April 2014

April 30

Pay past due citations at face value

5:10 p.m. - Program allows citizens with unpaid parking tickets in collections to pay them at face value with no added fees, fines, or interest

April 28

City proposes streets, parks funding plan

4:40 p.m. - Watch 21:00 - The City proposes to refinance existing streets and parks bonds to make significant new investments in streets and parks.

Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates Nelson Center

10:10 a.m. - Watch 34:12 - Our groundbreaking ceremony for a new combined solid waste and fleet maintenance facility was a success. Get the details.

April 25

Registration for Commute of the Century

9:48 a.m. - Register for Commute of the Century, a fun way to get involved with Bike to Work Week in Spokane

April 22

Arbor Day Celebration at Finch Arboretum

3:42 p.m. - Come celebrate Arbor Day at the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 26!

City, County to discuss growth approach

2:39 p.m. - Watch 15:59 - The City of Spokane and Spokane County will hold a series of meetings to establish parameters on how each plans for growth and develop

Bike Commute Preparation

9:12 a.m. - Familiarize yourself with bicycle laws and safety practices before you hit the street

April 18

Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens Spring Opening

12:54 p.m. - Celebrate the spring opening of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens with Phyllis Stephens on April 26th!

April 17

STA and Bloomsday 2014

5:40 p.m. - Bloomsday creates transportation needs that STA is addressing

Earth Day Spokane Celebration

4:45 p.m. - Come celebrate Earth Day Spokane at Riverfront Park on April 26th! Music, food, kid's activities, demonstrations and workshops.

April 16

Five new SPD recruits graduate from Basic Law Enforcement Academy

2:44 p.m. - Today, five new Spokane Police Department recruits graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy located in Burien, WA.

April 15

Technical Supporter for Commute of the Century

Noon - Spokane Bicycle Club members help lead, encourage, and guide participants as part of the support crew for the Commute of the Century tours.

April 14

Cleaning, oversight, parks and biking

5:50 p.m. - Watch 23:56 - Spokane Gives kickoff, public input for citizen police oversight and Riverfront Park and a bicycling challenge at today's media briefing

It's Spokane Gives Week

10:27 a.m. - More than 400 volunteers came out to Cleaning From the Core, the kickoff to Spokane Gives Week

April 9

SPD is hiring

9:30 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is Accepting Applications for Entry Level Police Officers

April 8

Don't Feed the Ducks

Noon - If you feed them they will stay – and that’s a bad idea

April 7

Spokane Fire moves to electronic patient records

2:15 p.m. - Watch 17:20 - The Spokane Fire Department moved to a digital patient records system to provide better emergency medical services

April 4

Join me for Commute of the Century!

9 a.m. - Bike to work week is one week away. Commute of the Century is a fun way to be involved

April 3

Urban Farming Approved in City of Spokane

4:45 p.m. - City Council passes Urban Farming ordinance

We support Our Kids: Our Business

2:30 p.m. - SFD supports and responds to Our Kids: Our Business’ call to action to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.

April 1

April is National Volunteer Month

5 p.m. - Find out how you can get involved by visiting

Where are we at with the Ben Burr Trail?

8 a.m. - Ben Burr Trail Project is under design and will be built in 2014.