Blog Posts for 2015


David Condon sworn in for second term as Spokane Mayor

Dec. 30 at 2:20 p.m. - Watch 23:29 - Spokane Mayor David Condon begins his second term in office

Footage from officer-worn body camera released

Dec. 24 at 5:38 p.m. - Watch 39:31 - The Spokane Police Division released video of an Oct. 12 officer-involved shooting.

FREE Parking on Mondays

Dec. 23 at 3:04 p.m. - Purchase your 2016 Summer Season Pass and receive FREE parking every Monday.

First Night Spokane

Dec. 22 at 2:55 p.m. - Spend Your New Year's Eve in Riverfront Park

Trail project garners honors from state, federal agencies

Dec. 18 at 2:20 p.m. - Extending the Centennial Trail to the west past Kendall Yards provides a critical piece of bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

DOJ COPS issues 6-month progress report

Dec. 16 at 2:45 p.m. - DOJ COPS noted significant progress its six-month progress reform as part of the collaborative reform process.

Forest Spokane continues to add trees to Spokane

Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. - Thousands of news trees have been planted in Spokane through the initiative

Winter holidays are also associated with a rise in home fires

Dec. 14 at 2:35 p.m. - Stay vigilant when it comes to holiday “hot spots”

Improvements are coming to Five Mile Road

Dec. 11 at 3:51 p.m. - Construction on Five Mile Road from Lincoln to Strong begins during the 2016 construction season

Holiday Golf Sales

Dec. 11 at 10:45 a.m. - Get 2016 passes at the 2015 prices!

Computer Science Week brings students to the City

Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. - Watch 0:48 - Local students get an up close look at how technology makes the City tick

South Gorge Trail project is in the works for Peaceful Valley

Dec. 8 at 4:06 p.m. - New bicycle and pedestrian trail will provide Spokane River views and complete a long-term vision for the Great Gorge of the Spokane River.

City crews preparing for more wind

Dec. 8 at 2:57 p.m. - City crews are monitoring trees and puddles in advance of another anticipated windstorm.

Lincoln and Monroe set for final phase of improvements downtown

Dec. 8 at 12:23 p.m. - Work begins on the couplet from 2nd Avenue to Main in 2016

Construction season wraps up

Dec. 7 at 2:57 p.m. - Watch 11:01 - Snow season begins after the biggest construction season ever

Another Round of Traffic Calming Projects Constructed

Dec. 3 at 9:53 a.m. - Neighborhood Traffic Calming projects constructed

Snow season is here

Dec. 2 at 12:12 p.m. - Watch 9:20 - Here’s what you need to know

Raheel Humayun selected as Spokane’s Police Ombudsman

Dec. 2 at 10:54 a.m. - Humayun will serve for an initial term of three years


Help small businesses bounce back after the windstorm

Nov. 24 at 11:30 a.m. - Watch 0:48 - Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Spokane Nov. 28

Rebuilding after the windstorm

Nov. 23 at 5:03 p.m. - Here are helpful numbers if you need to repair a damaged roof, fence, or have other permitting needs.

Avista updates service status

Nov. 21 at 5:23 p.m. - Avista Utilities has mapped its anticipated service territory activity for the next 72 hours.

Public Pac Meeting Cancelled due to Power Outage

Nov. 19 at 3:40 p.m. - Thursday’s quarterly Public PAC meeting has been cancelled

Food, shelter, and power: Where to go!

Nov. 19 at 12:56 p.m. - Get information on where to find groceries, fuel, power, and warmth in Spokane in aftermath of major wind storm.


Nov. 19 at 10:10 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department reminds the community of “lessons learned” from past power outages during winter months

Intersections without working signals reported throughout Spokane

Nov. 18 at 3:03 p.m. - City crews have mapped intersections that are without working signals throughout the city and are working to clear them

Downed trees reported throughout city

Nov. 18 at 8:19 a.m. - City crews have mapped all reported trees that have fallen on Spokane streets and are working to clear them.

All Aboard! Riverfront Park will be dressed up in lights!

Nov. 17 at 2:32 p.m. - The Winter Glow Spectacular opens Nov. 27

Leaf pickup begins in Spokane

Nov. 16 at 11:14 a.m. - Pickup times for various neighborhoods are now posted

The Great American Smoke Out

Nov. 13 at 3:40 p.m. - The 38th year of the Smoke Out is one tool to help people achieve a smoke-free lifestyle

Illuminating Courage makes for a moving Veterans Day in Spokane

Nov. 11 at 3:28 p.m. - Watch 13:39 - The memorial to honor fallen heroes was dedicated outside the Spokane Arena

Restaurant Success Story: Central Food

Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. - Central Food has been a popular spot since it opened in Kendall Yards back in 2012

Community priorities drive budget proposal

Nov. 3 at 4:01 p.m. - Mayor Condon’s 2016 budget proposes significant investments in public safety and streets.


7th annual Turkey Bowl 2015 Flag Football Tournament

Oct. 30 at 3:12 p.m. - Spokane’s 7th annual Turkey Bowl Flag Football Tournament kicks off November 20th-22nd

More than a battery

Oct. 29 at 12:54 p.m. - Checking your smoke alarm isn’t just about changing the battery

Stay safe this Halloween

Oct. 28 at 2:49 p.m. - Spokane’s police and fire departments offer tips to keep you and your kids safe

Fire Station 5 begins round-the-clock service

Oct. 27 at 4:41 p.m. - Watch 11:17 - The new fire station provides 24-hour fire and emergency medical service to southwest Spokane

Continuing the fight against domestic violence in Spokane

Oct. 26 at 12:01 p.m. - Watch 20:51 - One year on, the Family Justice Center is making a positive impact

Another Spokane gateway transforms

Oct. 23 at 12:18 p.m. - The Division Street Triangle features new landscaping and artwork

Spokane celebrates this year’s Philanthropic Awards winners

Oct. 21 at 4:02 p.m. - This year’s winners highlight what makes Spokane such a compassionate city

What happens to abandoned vehicles?

Oct. 21 at 9:58 a.m. - Here’s what to do if you think a car has been abandoned

Leaving a Legacy of Healthy Neighborhoods

Oct. 20 at 10:46 a.m. - New installation of senior exercise equipment in Mission Park

More ways to get involved in planning for Lincoln Heights’ future

Oct. 19 at 2:19 p.m. - Citizens can weigh in on building a vision for the busy area

A “Menagerie” of Animals Added Outside Service Center

Oct. 16 at 2:33 p.m. - Installation of a colorful public art project outside the Spokane Central Service Center enhances the Chief Garry Park Neighborhood

Greening Grants put more trees in Spokane’s neighborhoods

Oct. 15 at 10:08 a.m. - Greening Grant projects continue across the city

Mayor delivers statement of conditions and affairs

Oct. 14 at 9:25 a.m. - Spokane’s long-term economic outlook is “encouraging,” according to Mayor David Condon

What’s Happening at the Water Reclamation Facility

Oct. 13 at 10:11 a.m. - City Council members get an up close look at $150 million in improvements underway at the Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility

Spokane’s Winter Wonderland

Oct. 12 at 4:54 p.m. - Parks and Recreation offers countless of winter adventures

Trail extended in Hillyard

Oct. 12 at 4:12 p.m. - Watch 0:23 - A new section of the Children of Sun Trail extends from the Freya Street Trailhead in the 7500 block of north Freya Street to Market Street.

Keepers of Manito

Oct. 9 at 4:26 p.m. - Manito is one of Spokane’s premiere parks and we would like to partner with the community in caring for this urban oasis.

Junior Golf Team Competes at the Regional Level

Oct. 9 at 3:39 p.m. - Spokane PGA Junior Golf team is publicly recognized for going undefeated this season and qualifying for post-season championships.

October is Fire Prevention Month

Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. - This year’s theme is Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP

Restoring natural areas along Riverton Avenue

Oct. 7 at 4:33 p.m. - Planting is underway in the Chief Garry neighborhood

Celebrate the University District

Oct. 7 at 11:42 a.m. - See what’s coming during University District Month this October

Spokane receives state’s Stewardship Award

Oct. 6 at 3:49 p.m. - The City is recognized for improvements in handling federal and state grant dollars.

Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Oct. 5 at 2:43 p.m. - Watch 9:12 - National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10


Spokane takes a big step toward ending veteran homelessness

Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. - Watch 24:26 - The City and its partners have met and surpassed a key goal in housing homeless veterans.

Shaping the Lincoln Heights Commercial District

Sept. 23 at 11:43 a.m. - Watch 1:26 - The City asks for feedback as planning for the busy area continues

Spokane River “Barge” Cleanup Harvests Heaps of Trash

Sept. 23 at 10:56 a.m. - Watch 1:50 - A project using a boat and divers to remove trash from the Spokane River yielded tons of trash.

The Gathering Place

Sept. 21 at 2:36 p.m. - Watch 32:55 - Members of the Spokane Tribe help unveil the plaza’s official naming stone

Calling All Kids: Enter the Recycling Poster Contest

Sept. 21 at 11:15 a.m. - Students in K-8 grades invited to send in their recycling poster concepts

Are YOU Ready for any Emergency?

Sept. 18 at 4:34 p.m. - We often neglect to adequately prepare for a major disaster.

The Spirit of Nature

Sept. 18 at 3:18 p.m. - Experience Manito, Spokane’s urban oasis

Get Your Game on Before the Snow!

Sept. 17 at 12:20 p.m. - The Fall Brawl is taking place at Dwight Merkel and Franklin Park sports complexes on October 16th, 17th, and 18th.

2015 Fall Volleyball League

Sept. 16 at 3:41 p.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Fall Volleyball League is “set” to start on October 5th. The registration deadline is 9/28.

Are you opening a restaurant in Spokane?

Sept. 15 at 4:11 p.m. - Check out the City’s guide to opening your own business

We need your help!

Sept. 15 at 11:57 a.m. - The City is making changes to the utility bills it sends to improve communications and service to our customers.

Work to revitalize East Sprague District continues

Sept. 14 at 2:11 p.m. - Workshops this week focus on Smart Growth policies to spur development

Illuminating Courage will pay tribute to Washington’s fallen heroes

Sept. 11 at 3:39 p.m. - Work on the massive memorial has begun outside the Spokane Arena

The party continues on the South Hill

Sept. 10 at 4:59 p.m. - More great events are on tap this month all over town

37th Avenue Rehabilitation

Sept. 9 at 5:20 p.m. - Share your thoughts on the proposed project

Step into the sky

Sept. 9 at 12:14 p.m. - Explore tree canopies and soar like an eagle with New Zipline Tours

Spokane prepares for its first ever Chinese Lantern Festival

Sept. 8 at 4:17 p.m. - Watch 25:44 - Set-up for the huge event continues at Riverfront Park

Learn about updates to Spokane's Pedestrian Master Plan

Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m. - Drop by City Hall Sept. 16 or send in your thoughts about the update

Citizens Helping Citizens, Citizens Helping Heroes

Sept. 3 at 10:36 a.m. - The City of Spokane is accepting donations for wildfire victims and firefighters

Celebrate the River with us!

Sept. 1 at 5:23 p.m. - In September, a number of activities are focused on celebrating our greatest natural asset—the Spokane River!

Second annual Fiesta Spokane kicks off

Sept. 1 at 3:37 p.m. - Watch 8:38 - Spokane celebrates Hispanic Heritage month throughout September


Marijuana Symposium

Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. - An educational symposium regarding marijuana

Program Budget proposal emphasizes community priorities

Aug. 31 at 12:50 p.m. - Watch 14:01 - The 2016 Program Budget proposal emphasizes public safety, streets, getting to a cleaner river faster, and jobs and economic growth

Swimming season is coming to a close

Aug. 27 at 4:28 p.m. - There’s still a chance to make a splash!

City Parks & Recreation Opens New Downtown Spokane River Access Point

Aug. 26 at 4:16 p.m. - The new access is free and open to the public; Parks and Recreation will host paddleboard tours out of the new access on September 5.

Sharing Solutions Across the Nation

Aug. 26 at 2:22 p.m. - Tuscaloosa Fire Service learns from Spokane programs to address increasing number of non-emergency medical calls

Three finalists considered for Police Ombudsman

Aug. 26 at 8:14 a.m. - After a nationwide search, the OPO Commission is considering Bob Breeden, Allen Huggins, and Raheel Humayun

The Call to the Gridiron: Flag Football Season is Upon Us

Aug. 25 at 11:20 a.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Fall Flag Football League kicks off September 4th and the registration deadline is 28th.

Golfing Has Never Been So Easy

Aug. 20 at 4:34 p.m. - The City of Spokane Golf Courses are now offering the ability to reserve a golf tee time online and from your phone.

2015 Fall Plant Sale in Manito Park

Aug. 20 at 2:18 p.m. - Brighten up your property with some beautiful flowers from the Manito Fall Plant Sale

Dust off your mitt – It’s Softball Time!

Aug. 19 at 4:13 p.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Fall Softball League is right around the corner, get you team registered by September 1st

Spokane Central Service Center Opens in Grand Fashion

Aug. 18 at 5:18 p.m. - Watch 32:03 - A crowd joined together to celebrate the opening of the City’s new combined Solid Waste and Fleet Maintenance Facility

Residential Tree Program to give away 1,000 free trees

Aug. 18 at 3:26 p.m. - The City is once again providing free trees for Spokane residents this fall

New Hiring Plan for Fire Department to Keep Staffing Strong

Aug. 18 at 9:22 a.m. - Watch 11:07 - A proposed new hiring plan for the Spokane Fire Department is designed to keep staffing consistent and strong

City Pools are Going to the Dogs

Aug. 17 at 3:38 p.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation teams up with SpokAnimal to give the last swim of the season to the dogs.

Nearly 6,000 take on the Library’s Summer Reading challenge

Aug. 17 at 10:39 a.m. - There’s still time to sign up and take the Spokane Public Library’s challenge

Building a more vibrant East Sprague District

Aug. 14 at 8:21 a.m. - Watch 0:55 - The City takes the next steps in planning for long-term growth along E. Sprague

Scam Alert: City isn’t soliciting funds for Monsanto lawsuit

Aug. 13 at 2:35 p.m. - City isn’t soliciting funds to pay for its lawsuit against Monsanto

Work starts on Wall Street

Aug. 7 at 3:52 p.m. - Wall Street improvements will help keep the Spokane River healthy

Filing a Complaint with the Spokane Police Department

Aug. 7 at 10:20 a.m. - Have questions about SPD’s complaint process? Here’s what you need to know.

Get your party on with Spokane’s neighborhoods

Aug. 6 at 4:43 p.m. - Summer festivities continue with the Garland Street Fair, Logan Neighborhood Block Party and more

Lights, Culture and Magic!

Aug. 6 at 12:26 p.m. - The first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival in Spokane is coming this September!

Enhancing the Survival Mindset Self-Defense Class to be Held this Fall

Aug. 6 at 9:57 a.m. - SPD’s Enhancing the Survival Mindset women’s self-defense class offers participants hands-on self-defense and safety awareness training.

Construction Plans for Monroe and Lincoln

Aug. 5 at 12:35 p.m. - The First phase of Monroe and Lincoln construction begins

Shakespeare in the Parks

Aug. 5 at 11:33 a.m. - “The Taming of the Shrew” is coming to Riverfront Park! We're excited to be hosting Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance on 08/23/05

Garbage Fleet going Clean and Quiet

Aug. 3 at 3:11 p.m. - Watch 7:16 - The City’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) garbage trucks are ready to hit the streets

Main Street concept needs your input

Aug. 3 at 12:19 p.m. - City of Spokane seeking feedback on the Main Street concept


Your Pathway to Health

July 31 at 2:48 p.m. - Watch 13:50 - Get free medical, dental, and eye care services Aug. 3-4 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Economic Investment in Spokane

July 27 at 3:30 p.m. - Watch 19:15 - A new plan will help the City pursue investments that will boost Spokane’s economy and create jobs

Come share your input on the proposed Main Street project

July 24 at 4:42 p.m. - This project includes additional parking! Come see the future plans for Main Street between Bernard and Pine.

Updating Wall Street downtown

July 23 at 3:40 p.m. - A sewer main project provides a chance to update the surface design of the pedestrian-friendly Wall Street

Helping veterans face their daily challenges

July 23 at 3:03 p.m. - Watch 17:59 - On this edition of “Your City with Mayor Condon”, the Mayor introduces the Spokane Veteran's Forum

First Annual T.E.A.M. Conference in Spokane

July 22 at 11:10 a.m. - First annual TEAM Conference July 28-29 to highlight collaboration between first responders and mental health professionals.

Tuscaloosa, Ala. Mayor talks ‘Recovery to Response’ in Spokane

July 20 at 3:21 p.m. - Watch 2:03:16 - Nationally recognized Mayor Walter Maddox visited Spokane to help train the region’s emergency managers

Make a Splash Initiative Offers Free Swim Lessons for Local Children

July 17 at 4:40 p.m. - Swim lesson scholarships made possible by a partnership with USA Swimming Foundation and Spokane Parks Foundation

Celebrate National Carousel Day with Riverfront Park!

July 17 at 11:25 a.m. - Come down to Riverfront Park on July 25th to ride and celebrate our carrousel, a National and Spokane treasure!

Transforming a major Spokane gateway

July 16 at 4:23 p.m. - Watch 12:53 - On the same day, ribbon was cut on the Division Street Gateway project and developers broke ground on the Peppertree Plaza

A look at Spokane Police Department’s Community Outreach Strategy

July 15 at 2:33 p.m. - Spokane police are working collaboratively with citizens to increase public trust

A better way to get your project done in Spokane

July 13 at 12:01 p.m. - Watch 8:57 - The City is launching a new online permitting tool

More Improvements for the East Central Neighborhood

July 10 at 2:49 p.m. - Project will include installation of water lines and rebuilding of Hartson Avenue

What’s wrong with this picture?

July 10 at 11:03 a.m. - Chinese sky lanterns have become increasingly popular but are illegal in Spokane

Ben Garnett Way lane closures July 14th-17th

July 9 at 3:42 p.m. - Parks crews will clean the area below Cliff Drive overlook

Hey! Let’s Slow the Flow!

July 9 at 12:11 p.m. - Water is a precious resource, and this summer it’s obvious that we take steps to conserve

SPD’s summer youth league kicks off

July 8 at 4:23 p.m. - Watch 0:42 - The Spokane Police Activities League is expanding this year

Free Swim Week

July 6 at 1:48 p.m. - Watch 8:57 - Swim for free at various City pools the week of July 6-11

Major Improvements for Havana Street

July 6 at 10:23 a.m. - This project includes stormwater improvements and porous asphalt bicycle lanes

Decreasing pollutants in Latah Creek

July 2 at 2:05 p.m. - A Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) tank will reduce pollutants in Latah Creek and improve road conditions in the Latah Valley neighborhood

Swim Lessons Start July 6th!

July 2 at 12:39 p.m. - Swim lessons are open for registration for toddler through level 3, starting July 6th.

Construction to Start on the Ray/Thor/Freya Project

July 1 at 2:46 p.m. - This project includes pedestrian improvements and grind and overlay

Looking for housing assistance? Beware of scam websites

July 1 at 12:36 p.m. - The Federal Trade Commission and HUD have teamed up to increase awareness of Section 8 scam websites


August Primary Election

June 30 at 5:20 p.m. - Watch 1:51:19 - Watch the Primary Election Forum featuring candidates for Mayor, Council Districts, and Spokane School Director

Tree Pruning and Construction

June 30 at 3:14 p.m. - Trees are part of the construction process, too

A first look at an Earned Safe and Sick Leave policy for Spokane

June 30 at 2:37 p.m. - The City Council has posted a draft policy for Earned Safe and Sick Leave

So you want to keep an urban goat?

June 30 at 10:16 a.m. - Learn all you need to know if you want to own a goat in Spokane

Spokane becomes an All-America City

June 29 at 12:41 p.m. - Watch 14:00 - Spokane has been recognized as one of 10 All-America Cities throughout the country

Stay safe during Hoopfest

June 26 at 11:46 a.m. - Watch 1:21 - The City is offering a list of places to cool off this weekend, along with tips to stay safe

City seeks applicants for third Ombudsman Commissioner

June 24 at 4:56 p.m. - Recruiting is underway for three seats on the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission.

Parking During Special Events

June 24 at 2:34 p.m. - Spokane Parking Enforcement's guidelines for parking during special events

Construction to begin on Monroe/Lincoln Street Couplet

June 24 at 11:51 a.m. - The project will rehab the street and includes stormwater improvements and pedestrian lighting

Building a vision for the Lincoln Heights district

June 23 at 3:25 p.m. - Watch 47:37 - A panel of experts visited the busy commercial district as the City and neighborhood groups work toward a vision for the area

Join us for a 4th of July weekend celebration at Riverfront Park!

June 23 at 10:18 a.m. - This year’s celebration will extend over a period of three days, from July 3-5

FIREWORKS Ordinance: Working for 23 years

June 23 at 8:55 a.m. - The average number of fireworks-caused fires has declined significantly since 1993

Neighborhoods are about to go green again

June 19 at 11:21 a.m. - Neighborhoods are applying for the next round of Greening Neighborhoods Grants

Applicants sought for Ombudsman Commission

June 19 at 10:41 a.m. - Applications from City residents are being sought to fill openings the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission.

Two Leave Police Ombudsman Commission

June 18 at 4:48 p.m. - City Council removes two from the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission

Cutting edge companies open shop in the University District

June 18 at Midnight - Watch 53:25 - This month’s Leaders and Lectures: Speaking on Spokane was on location with Governor Inslee and Mayor Condon

City releases ombudsman commission findings

June 17 at 5:30 p.m. - Watch 27:12 - An independent investigation found inappropriate behavior by three members of the independent citizen Police Ombudsman Commission.

Help bring our veterans all the way home

June 17 at 2:18 p.m. - An upcoming forum for landlords and property owners is part of Homes for Spokane’s Heroes

Burn restrictions take effect in Spokane

June 17 at 12:21 p.m. - The Fire Marshal has issued burn restrictions due to hot, dry conditions in Spokane

Marijuana Policy Subcommittee Summit

June 15 at 10:33 a.m. - Watch 1:05:47 - Watch the roundtable discussion with experts from across the globe

Community Conversation

June 10 at 5:09 p.m. - Watch 58:38 - Thousands of people engaged with the City this week

Youth & Police Initiative offers an amazing experience

June 10 at 10:36 a.m. - YPI helps build more positive relationships between participating youth, the community and law enforcement

City rolls out citizen feedback survey

June 9 at 4:44 p.m. - The City of Spokane is seeking input from residents

Encouraging economic investment in Spokane

June 8 at 3:25 p.m. - Watch 14:31 - A new work group will provide consistent policy for those looking to invest in the city

Airport work may temporarily change arrival and departure patterns

June 5 at 11:32 a.m. - Construction will shut down the main airport runway starting June 8th

PEMCO Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park!

June 4 at 4:14 p.m. - Join us for flicks, food and fun

Join the conversation about Spokane’s future

June 3 at 2:56 p.m. - Watch 0:37 - The community conversation continues

City working with neighborhoods on Community Development projects

June 2 at 10:19 a.m. - The City of Spokane has partnered with Neighborhood Councils to help fund community based projects that benefit low and moderate income residents

Meet the finalist design teams for the Riverfront Park renovation

June 2 at 9:32 a.m. - Watch 1:22:57 - Catch presentations from the three design teams for Riverfront Park’s largest design project, the design of Public Spaces and Park Grounds

Thousands of volunteers turn out for Spokane Gives Week

June 1 at 5:28 p.m. - Watch 38:16 - The second Spokane Gives Week was an even bigger success than the first


Civil Service launches new system to apply for City jobs

May 28 at 9:20 a.m. - The City of Spokane has a NEW process for submitting applications for classified City positions

Library offers special activities while schools are closed

May 27 at 10:41 a.m. - The Spokane Public Library will offer extracurricular activities for children and families Wednesday

Riverfront Park design team finalists take in Spokane sites

May 20 at 3:31 p.m. - Watch 20:54 - Three teams are competing to design the Riverfront Park overhaul

Commute of the Century kicks off in the Perry District

May 18 at 4:17 p.m. - Watch 10:22 - The bicycle tour of Spokane helps the City plan and build for bikes

Protect yourself against bicycle theft

May 18 at 3 p.m. - Watch 0:38 - Register your bike for free at the new

Help design Spokane’s newest wheel/skatepark

May 18 at 10:15 a.m. - Parks and Recreation is looking for feedback on the design and location of a new wheel/skatepark

Take a tour of the vacant Joe E. Mann Center in Hillyard

May 14 at 4:28 p.m. - Bids are currently being accepted for the former reserve center

Your friendly neighborhood fire station

May 13 at 4:50 p.m. - Watch 5:03 - Living next to a fire station is a bit quieter than you may think

High drive set for another round of improvements

May 13 at 2:29 p.m. - Phase II of work on High Drive is beginning

Beautifying the University District

May 13 at 12:18 p.m. - Urban landscaping and other developments are planned around the future University District bridge

Track how your City performs

May 11 at 12:07 p.m. - Watch 15:22 - The City is offering even better access to performance data

An update on the Boot-and-Tow program

May 8 at 2:38 p.m. - Since August 2014, vehicles with four or more unpaid parking tickets have been eligible for the boot

Chase Middle School student’s design will adorn manhole covers

May 7 at 5 p.m. - 13-year-old Seth Tibbs submitted the winning entry in the 2015 Manhole Cover Art contest

An invite for a Commute of the Century ride with the Mayor

May 6 at 3:27 p.m. - The Commute of the Century Legislative Ride will take cyclists around Spokane’s Perry District

Spokane Tourism Week

May 5 at 9:55 a.m. - Watch 22:24 - Celebrate what makes Spokane amazing!


Fire Station 5 Set To Open

April 28 at 3:50 p.m. - Watch 13:18 - A new fire station will serve residents in southwest Spokane

Bridge repair at Riverfront Park

April 27 at 5:08 p.m. - Watch 10:30 - Some of the upgrades planned for Riverfront Park’s $64 million overhaul include bridge work

Help establish sick leave for Spokane’s workforce

April 27 at 2:48 p.m. - A work group will provide recommendations to City Council on sick leave policy for Spokane

A special Arbor Day in Spokane

April 24 at 2:56 p.m. - The City was recognized again as a Tree City USA Friday and several neighborhoods were honored for their Greening Grants projects.

Fixing decades-old sidewalks

April 21 at 2 p.m. - The City is preparing to repair aging Downtown sidewalks to make them safer

Make Spokane the most compassionate city anywhere

April 20 at 3:07 p.m. - Watch 19:34 - Spokane Gives Week returns April 25-May 3.

Greening Neighborhoods projects are underway this spring

April 20 at 2:15 p.m. - Plantings have begun and there’s still time to apply for new Greening Grants

Spokane Police Department Citizens Academy

April 16 at 8:57 a.m. - Spokane Police will host Citizens Academy classes starting in May

The return of the Commute of the Century

April 14 at 3:11 p.m. - The group ride and/or self-guided tour is part of Bike to Work Week

Mobius opens at the Downtown Library

April 8 at 4:25 p.m. - Mobius Science Center begins its stay at the Downtown Library

Neighborhood Traffic Calming projects begin

April 8 at 3:51 p.m. - Traffic Calming Project Construction Begins as New Applications are Reviewed

Local schools square off for Spokane Gives Week

April 8 at 3:01 p.m. - Watch 8:39 - This year’s Spokane Gives Week includes the Spokane Gives University Challenge

Changing how the Mayor’s salary is set

April 6 at 4:29 p.m. - Watch 13:15 - A plan would transfer authority over the mayor’s salary to the citizen Salary Review Commission

Register for the 2015 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference

April 6 at 4:16 p.m. - We have expanded the annual Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference set for April 23.

Homes for Spokane’s Heroes

April 3 at 3:42 p.m. - The City continues its push to end veteran homelessness

First inductees enter Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame

April 2 at 2:15 p.m. - Watch 57:12 - Nominees and inductees were honored at the first annual Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame Awards breakfast.


Scam Alert: Callers demand payment, threaten water shut-off

March 31 at 7:11 a.m. - Utility customers should be aware of scammers claiming to represent City utilities who threaten to shut off water unless immediate payment is made.

Ruby and Boone getting HAWK light

March 30 at 2:34 p.m. - Watch 18:39 - A HAWK light being installed at Ruby Street and Boone Avenue is part of a pilot pedestrian safety program to test their effectiveness.

Get ready for the Spokane Bike Swap!

March 27 at 9:53 a.m. - The 4th Annual Spokane Bike Swap is April 11 & 12

Help clean Spokane’s core!

March 25 at 10:59 a.m. - Join hundreds of volunteers for this year’s Cleaning from the Core on April 25.

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25 at 10:09 a.m. - Wednesday marks the anniversary of one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history.

Testing Technology at the Treatment Plant

March 24 at 4:31 p.m. - The City is testing two membrane treatment systems at its Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility as part of a $100 million upgrade.

Use of Force Commission’s work is now complete

March 24 at 11:15 a.m. - Watch 38:24 - The Spokane Police Department was commended for its great progress in the Use of Force Commission’s final letter to the City and SPD.

Forest Spokane is giving away 2,000 trees!

March 18 at 2:34 p.m. - A tree giveaway this spring and fall is part of the Residential Tree Program.

New combined sewer tank to protect Latah Creek

March 18 at 11:47 a.m. - Construction on a combined sewer tank at High Drive & Hatch Road set to begin in the spring

New Police precinct opens in Hillyard

March 18 at 10:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police North Hillyard Precinct gives SPD a stronger presence on the north side of the city.

A busy 2015 construction season begins

March 16 at 3:18 p.m. - Construction season officially kicked off Monday and two projects are already getting underway.

Help the City address community, housing, and homelessness

March 13 at 2:58 p.m. - The public input period is underway for the plans that will guide the Community, Housing and Human Services (CHHS) Department.

Spokane libraries reach out to aspiring filmmakers

March 11 at 4:02 p.m. - The Huffington Post is highlighting the Community Cameras program

Changing parking rules in Neighborhood Retail zones

March 11 at 11:04 a.m. - A proposal is aimed at removing a hurdle for small businesses

More bike lanes are coming to Downtown Spokane

March 10 at 12:25 p.m. - The City is looking for feedback on plans for Phase II of the Downtown Bicycle Network.

See Something? Say Something.

March 9 at 9:53 a.m. - Neighbors, Spokane Police and the City of Spokane are working together to reduce crime and improve the East Sprague neighborhood.

“What would happen if…?”

March 6 at 2:39 p.m. - Watch 44:01 - The Mayor delivers his annual State of the City address.

Join the effort to revitalize the YARD

March 4 at 12:13 p.m. - The City is looking to fill openings on the Northeast Public Development Authority (NEPDA) Board.

Mayor to deliver State of the City on Friday

March 2 at 4:20 p.m. - Watch the annual State of the City address live and online.

Find the perfect place for your business

March 2 at 12:50 p.m. - Select Spokane offers free tools for businesses looking for space


A Closer Look at Plans for North Monroe Street

Feb. 25 at 3:28 p.m. - A 2017 project will improve safety, enhance the streetscape, and reconfigure traffic

Expanded Spokane Convention Center opens

Feb. 25 at 9:42 a.m. - The improved Spokane Convention Center offers much more space and gorgeous views of the river.

Shriners Hospitals launches year-long “Be Burn Aware” campaign

Feb. 23 at 9:54 a.m. - The campaign offers several tips to keep you and your children safe from burn injuries.

City and SPD deliver final update to Use of Force Commission

Feb. 16 at 12:02 p.m. - Watch 1:44:32 - Mayor Condon and Chief Straub outlined the City and Police Department’s progress in implementing the Commission’s (26) recommendations.

Streets crews stay busy despite lack of snowfall

Feb. 16 at Noon - Watch 7:38 - The lack of snow has allowed streets crews to fill more potholes, among other things.

Family Justice Center opens in Spokane

Feb. 13 at 12:29 p.m. - Watch 22:04 - Victims of domestic violence can now find a variety of services under one roof.

The future of the City’s CDBG neighborhood program

Feb. 13 at 11:14 a.m. - Work is being done to improve the CDBG neighborhood program for the 2015-2016 year.

New dispatch and records system will help make Spokane safer

Feb. 12 at 12:36 p.m. - Watch 24:41 - The City and County have teamed up to implement a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS).

Seeking Student Designs

Feb. 11 at 4:05 p.m. - Students are invited to enter our manhole cover art contest; Deadline is March 30

Mayor’s challenge to end veteran homelessness

Feb. 9 at 2:54 p.m. - Watch 20:51 - A new initiative aims to place homeless veterans in permanent housing.

Spokane Gives Week returns

Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. - Watch 20:51 - Spokane Gives Week is a time to celebrate and encourage volunteerism and other acts of service.

HUD changes impact eligibility of CDBG projects

Feb. 6 at 9:47 a.m. - The City is working to identify new projects and sidewalk locations with neighborhood councils.

Mayor receives national award for clean water work

Feb. 3 at 2:16 p.m. - National Association of Clean Water Agencies recognizes Mayor for Integrated Clean Water Plan

Prevent a clothes dryer fire

Feb. 3 at 12:48 p.m. - The leading cause of dryer fires is failure to clean them.

February is African American History Month

Feb. 3 at 9:51 a.m. - Watch 7:21 - Join in with heritage month celebrations scheduled throughout February.


12th Man pride

Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. - Spokane is geared up for Super Bowl weekend.

Riverfront Park is hiring!

Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. - The Park’s annual job fair is Saturday, Feb. 21.

Changes could be coming to Spokane’s Master Bike Plan

Jan. 29 at 8 a.m. - The City is looking for feedback on the proposed updates.

Jr. Police Academy a Huge Success!

Jan. 28 at 5:02 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department's first-ever Jr. Police Academy was a huge success. Approximately 600 kids and 1,500 total people packed the event.

New Greening Neighborhoods projects are on the horizon

Jan. 27 at 8 a.m. - Neighborhoods can apply for more grants starting March 1.

Spokane launches Citizen Hall of Fame

Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. - Watch 20:07 - Nominations begin for the inaugural awards honoring Spokane’s amazing individuals.

2015 Traffic Calming Workshop

Jan. 20 at 10:53 a.m. - The Office of Neighborhood Services is offering three Traffic Calming Workshops in January.

Spokane Fire Department to add firefighters, expand service

Jan. 15 at 2:06 p.m. - Watch 20:50 - A federal grant will be used for coverage in southwest Spokane and to enhance medical response.

Joint growth discussions continue

Jan. 14 at 1:45 p.m. - Watch 2:23:02 - Spokane County and the City of Spokane continue their series of meetings on joint development issues.

Lots of ways to celebrate MLK Day!

Jan. 13 at 4:22 p.m. - Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides us with an opportunity get involved

Spokane Police to host first-ever Jr. Police Academy event

Jan. 13 at 3:23 p.m. - Children of all ages are invited to River Park Square Jan. 24 for the free, educational event.

Local cities call for return of revenue for public safety

Jan. 12 at 3:10 p.m. - Watch 31:00 - The mayors of northeast Washington cities are urging the state to protect badly needed revenue for public safety

Spokane Fire Department reminds everyone to check their CO detectors

Jan. 12 at 10:15 a.m. - Carbon monoxide safety is especially important during the winter months.

City sustains strong bond ratings

Jan. 9 at 10:43 a.m. - City to sell bonds for Riverfront Park work, refinance other bonds to gain savings for street work

Basic Law Enforcement Academy returns to Spokane

Jan. 7 at 9:37 a.m. - Watch 14:14 - Law enforcement agencies from throughout the state have students attending class at the Spokane Police Academy.

New plan aims to build a deeper, more qualified workforce in Spokane

Jan. 5 at 2:09 p.m. - Watch 19:17 - The City has announced a new local jobs initiative.

Spokane named Outstanding Runner Friendly Community

Jan. 2 at 10:22 a.m. - The City of Spokane is being honored by the Road Runners Club of America