Blog Stories for 2016
Dec. 29 at 4:04 p.m. - Comments - Parking Services is working to meet the needs of everyone.
Dec. 21 at 2:38 p.m. - Comments - Every Place Design Challenge helped assist the community in generating ideas for the North Spokane Corridor.
Dec. 20 at 1:33 p.m. - Comments - Bistro Box and Couple of Chefs are part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
Dec. 20 at 11:02 a.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park is announcing new pricing for 2017 monthly and quarterly permits.
Dec. 6 at 2:35 p.m. - Comments - We’re working hard to keep pathways clear for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling through Riverfront Park. Please reference the snow routes map.
Dec. 6 at 9:58 a.m. - Comments - CSO 24 Construction Starting in January
Dec. 2 at 4:52 p.m. - Comments - City of Spokane continues fall leaf pickup.
Dec. 1 at 2:52 p.m. - Comments - Starting December 5th My Spokane will have extended phone availability hours.
Nov. 22 at 2:28 p.m. - Comments - 2017 utility bills will rise by 25-year average cost of inflation
Nov. 17 at 3:26 p.m. - Comments - Nudo Ramen House is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
Nov. 16 at 7:33 a.m. - Comments - Pedestrian improvements for Division Street.
Nov. 10 at 10:08 a.m. - Comments - City of Spokane announces 2016-2017 snow removal plan
Nov. 8 at 4:05 p.m. - Watch 15:46 - Comments - New streetscape on Main near Division enhances appeal for pedestrians and businesses.
Nov. 7 at 8:53 a.m. - Comments - On Oct. 31, the City Council passed a resolution seeking to improve parking in the downtown core for shoppers and visitors.
Nov. 1 at 3:54 p.m. - Comments - Shelter access will now be available 24/7.
Oct. 31 at 9:03 a.m. - Comments - Lewis and Clark High School is the first high school to have a 20 mph when flashing school zone.
Oct. 28 at 3:44 p.m. - Watch 22:59 - Comments - Dozens gathered at Mission Park on Wednesday to break ground on Spokane’s first fully adaptive ball field.
Oct. 26 at 4:16 p.m. - Comments - Improvements coming to local licensing process.
Oct. 26 at 8:58 a.m. - Watch 26:09 - Comments - Dignitaries gather in University District to celebrate the coming construction of the University District Gateway Bridge.
Oct. 24 at 10:05 a.m. - Comments - The 2017 Comprehensive Plan Update is scheduled for June 30th.
Oct. 18 at 10:52 a.m. - Comments - The city is seeking input to help guide the process of seeking and reviewing purchase offers for the Normandie Complex.
Oct. 18 at 9:53 a.m. - Comments - Sweet Frosting is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member.
Oct. 17 at 4:35 p.m. - Comments - The groundbreaking for the first fully adaptive ball field in the Spokane area will be on Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 17 at 10:56 a.m. - Comments - SAFER grant will help City of Spokane hire 40-48 additional firefighters.
Oct. 11 at 4:43 p.m. - Comments - Construction season is still pushing forward with plans to work into late November.
Oct. 11 at 10:36 a.m. - Watch 13:44 - Comments - Mayor Condon says “optimism for Spokane’s future is based on recent steady growth in the local economy” during statement of conditions and affairs.
Oct. 10 at 4:58 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane and WSDOT celebrate the Wellesley roundabout opening.
Oct. 7 at 3:56 p.m. - Comments - Volunteers needed for October 15! Help plant over 2,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses as part of the Spokane River Gorge Project.
Oct. 7 at 3:04 p.m. - Comments - The West Central Cleanup needs your help.
Oct. 6 at 3:59 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane reaching out to those in need.
Oct. 4 at 4:19 p.m. - Comments - Join us and share your input at a CHHS public meeting!
Oct. 4 at 2:48 p.m. - Comments - Don’t miss your chance to help Shape Spokane!
Sept. 22 at 4:37 p.m. - Comments - City rededicates its Waste to Energy Facility in honor of its 25th anniversary.
Sept. 22 at 3:37 p.m. - Comments - There are two more Shaping Spokane Open Houses this month.
Sept. 21 at 2:51 p.m. - Comments - Pocket guide provides resources for local homeless.
Sept. 20 at 11:36 a.m. - Comments - Four candidates have been recommended for police chief.
Sept. 16 at 11:57 a.m. - Comments - First rounds of paving scheduled for the Lincoln/Monroe corridor.
Sept. 15 at 3:04 p.m. - Comments - There are three more Shaping Spokane Open Houses this month.
Sept. 14 at 3:39 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane will be hosting several community #SpokaneStrong Public Safety Forums for Crime Prevention.
Sept. 14 at 10:01 a.m. - Comments - Central Food is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
Sept. 12 at 5:03 p.m. - Watch 13:52 - Comments - Crews will begin paving portions of the Lincoln/Monroe corridor this week and will work
Sept. 12 at 4:20 p.m. - Watch 2:09 - Comments - The draft 2017 budget emphasizes investments in public safety, streets and the community’s most vulnerable.
Sept. 8 at 4:47 p.m. - Comments - The Friends of Manito present their 2016 Fall Plant Sale, September 10th, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. east of the Gaiser Conservatory in Manito Park.
Sept. 8 at 3:52 p.m. - Comments - Enjoy Thomas Hammer coffee with Spokane cops!
Sept. 7 at 4:29 p.m. - Comments - The City needs your help to evaluate the East Central Community Center.
Sept. 7 at 2:21 p.m. - Comments - The Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Riverfront Park Sept. 16 to Oct. 30, 2016 – a celebration of Chinese culture and light.
Aug. 25 at 2:56 p.m. - Comments - Bring your pooch to the pool as we close out the season with a splash!
Aug. 22 at 2:03 p.m. - Comments - Infill Development hosting a public open house: August 30, 2016, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Aug. 19 at 4:10 p.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park through the decades. Historic Preservation Office’s website shares the history of Riverfront Park.
Aug. 16 at 3:28 p.m. - Comments - Republic Pi is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
Aug. 12 at 4:36 p.m. - Comments - Construction work on the Ben Burr Trail is making great progress.
Aug. 12 at 10:27 a.m. - Comments - William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” is coming to Riverfront Park! The performance will take place on Friday, August 19th, 2016.
Aug. 9 at 10:40 a.m. - Comments - Construction throughout Spokane continues.
Aug. 8 at 4:02 p.m. - Comments - Spokane Central Service Center team nabs award for a successful design-build approach to the project.
Aug. 5 at 4:35 p.m. - Comments - The City Council will host public police chief forums on Aug. 11 and 17
Aug. 4 at 4:32 p.m. - Comments - HMIS program working to end homelessness in the Spokane community.
Aug. 3 at 4:55 p.m. - Watch 19:47 - Comments - A new Ladder 1 began serving Spokane this week, the first new fire apparatus since 2009.
Aug. 3 at 10:11 a.m. - Comments - More Spokane Police Department Citizens Academy Session available this September. Free to attend.
July 29 at 4:35 p.m. - Comments - Have you seen the improvements to Havana Street?
July 29 at 2:59 p.m. - Comments - City Ticket provides an alternative to downtown parking.
July 27 at 12:07 p.m. - Comments - The independent investigator has released her report regarding the resignation of former chief Frank Straub
July 26 at 4:34 p.m. - Comments - City develops program to assist low-income homeowners with remaining tree debris from windstorm.
July 22 at 2:55 p.m. - Comments - Art makes life more enjoyable and Riverfront Park would like to work together with artists to support and help develop artistic businesses in Spokane
July 22 at 9:56 a.m. - Comments - Perry Street Brewery is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
July 20 at 3:40 p.m. - Comments - we have some vacancies to fill as soon as possible.
July 20 at 11:47 a.m. - Comments - Project improves Lincoln and Monroe Street
July 20 at 11:34 a.m. - Comments - Come to City Hall to pick up a free outdoor water conservation kit while supplies last.
July 19 at 2:43 p.m. - Comments - Residents and stakeholders are engaging the City of Spokane in a neighborhood-led effort to revitalize the 5th Avenue commercial area.
July 19 at 2:22 p.m. - Comments - On July 23rd, Riverfront Park is celebrating Carrousel Day with $1 rides on theLooff Carrousel, $1 popcorn, and FREE face painting for the kids.
July 15 at 1:55 p.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park and Spokane Art School are partnering up and bringing Art to the Streets.
July 14 at 12:33 p.m. - Comments - Three finalists for the police chief job will be in Spokane for interviews on July 20.
July 12 at 3:54 p.m. - Comments - This project will replace old water mains and improve pedestrian safety.
July 12 at 1:53 p.m. - Comments - Follow these steps to continue seeing the City of Spokane on Facebook.
July 6 at 1:57 p.m. - Comments - 2nd annual Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival will be held Saturday, July 9.
July 6 at 11:25 a.m. - Comments - Surface construction project to get under way on the pedestrian-friendly Wall Street
July 1 at 12:31 p.m. - Comments - Hundreds of children helped open the new Mobius Science Center
June 30 at 4:26 p.m. - Comments - Spokane announced as one of four winning cities
June 29 at 10:30 a.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park is partnering with Mobius to offer you a brand new promotion, the Fabulous Five.
June 29 at 8:29 a.m. - Comments - Brain Freeze is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
June 27 at 3:09 p.m. - Comments - HQT improving access to safe, quality, and affordable housing.
June 23 at 2:09 p.m. - Comments - Learn what yellow and red meter bags indicate
June 17 at 10:56 a.m. - Comments - Ben Burr Trail will expand to connect to the Centennial Trail
June 17 at 10:24 a.m. - Comments - MLK Jr. Way to expand from Sherman to Erie Street
June 16 at 3:21 p.m. - Comments - Take our survey to help the City provide the best customer service to our citizens.
June 13 at 12:57 p.m. - Comments - The results from this year’s Spokane Gives are in!
June 9 at 2:22 p.m. - Comments - Construction crews have begun utility work before the state begins a larger project connected with the North South Corridor (NSC).
June 3 at 10:01 a.m. - Comments - Plan for a more walkable Spokane receives Smart Communities Award from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
June 2 at 3:43 p.m. - Comments - The City’s housing-first emphasis received a boost this spring
June 1 at 4:59 p.m. - Comments - A project to rehabilitate the spillway at Upriver Dam will enhance safety and extend the life of the dam.
May 26 at 4:37 p.m. - Comments - City Parking Enforcement is reminding drivers about fees for parking in a taxi zone
May 25 at 11:21 a.m. - Comments - Work is getting underway between Main and 2nd Avenues
May 24 at 2:42 p.m. - Comments - The City kicks off the official review and adoption process for the 2017 update to the Comprehensive Plan.
May 20 at 4:17 p.m. - Comments - Over $160,000 will be invested on West Main Avenue between Washington and Pine Streets
May 20 at 11:37 a.m. - Comments - The Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force (HQT) has begun meeting to solve housing issues in Spokane.
May 19 at 10:25 a.m. - Comments - The new pole replaces the original created by Boy Scouts decades ago
May 17 at 4:28 p.m. - Comments - 2018 project designed to improve safety, enhance the streetscape, reconfigure traffic, and promote economic health.
May 17 at 9:38 a.m. - Comments - Check out this success story from one of the City’s nonprofit partners, SNAP
May 16 at 1:52 p.m. - Comments - Manito Tap House is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
May 9 at 3:26 p.m. - Watch 8:50 - Comments - Make-A-Wish and SPD helped make 7-year-old Sierra Shank’s dream come true
May 6 at 2:45 p.m. - Watch 21:19 - Comments - The City of Spokane and its partners are working to enable round-the-clock emergency shelter access in Spokane, regardless of time and temperature.
May 5 at 3:57 p.m. - Comments - More than 500 volunteers lent a hand for Cleaning from the Corridor!
May 4 at 3:30 p.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park has a treat for all moms this Mother’s Day!
May 4 at 3 p.m. - Comments - Come to Riverfront Park May 9 to celebrate National Train Day
May 2 at 12:15 p.m. - Comments - A thank you from the Spokane Fire Department
April 27 at 2:12 p.m. - Comments - The Selection Committee will be asked to identify three candidates for the Ombudsman position
April 27 at 9:49 a.m. - Comments - The City’s projects on Pettet Drive and TJ Meenach may not save you from a zombie apocalypse, but they will help keep waste out of the Spokane River.
April 20 at 4:36 p.m. - Comments - Spokane’s 2nd Annual Junior Police Academy Event is happening this May!
April 19 at 2:27 p.m. - Comments - Boiler Room is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
April 18 at 4:08 p.m. - Comments - Join the toy collection for children caught in domestic violence situations
April 15 at 3:28 p.m. - Comments - A sewage storage facility on Upriver Drive will help keep pollution out of the Spokane River.
April 14 at 5:06 p.m. - Comments - We’re highlighting some of Spokane’s amazing community partners
April 14 at 3:25 p.m. - Comments - The awards recognize individuals in Spokane, both living and deceased, who made outstanding contributions to our community in a number of areas.
April 13 at 4:05 p.m. - Comments - Work on 37th Avenue will be combined with Hazel's Creek downstream stormwater improvements
April 13 at 2:57 p.m. - Comments - Construction on 1 million gallon combined sewer overflow (CSO) tank to take about a year.
April 12 at 5:05 p.m. - Comments - The project includes road rehab and bike lanes
April 5 at 2:09 p.m. - Watch 13:26 - Comments - Spokane volunteers come together for Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service
April 1 at 11:46 a.m. - Comments - On April 1, 2016, the Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre will open for the season.
April 1 at 10:02 a.m. - Comments - The theme of this year's conference is “Strengthening Communities by Opening Doors.”
March 31 at 3:50 p.m. - Comments - Hundreds of volunteers will fill the East Sprague area this April for two days of Cleaning From the Corridor!
March 30 at 4:32 p.m. - Watch 56:27 - Comments - The Mayor’s Office and Human Resources Department hosted the 3rd Annual City of Spokane Employee Recognition Awards
March 28 at 2:40 p.m. - Watch 15:49 - Comments - The initiative matches passion with needs to shine the light on volunteerism in Spokane
March 25 at 4:30 p.m. - Comments - Work resumes on Indiana from Dakota to Perry Street
March 23 at 3:15 p.m. - Comments - Construction will focus on 4th to 8th Avenues this year
March 23 at 2:20 a.m. - Comments - Batch Bakeshop is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member
March 17 at 4:32 p.m. - Comments - Downtown will be bustling this weekend with basketball at the Arena and Volleyball at the Convention Center
March 14 at 9:25 a.m. - Comments - Millions of dollars’ worth of work is available as part of a project to add a 3rd level of treatment at the Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility
March 9 at 10:50 a.m. - Comments - Come to City Hall to pick up a free indoor leak repair kit during March.
March 8 at 3:05 p.m. - Comments - A Spokane resident shares his experience with SPD’s Citizens Academy
March 7 at 4:55 p.m. - Watch 8:14 - Comments - Mayor Condon hands over a ceremonial key to the charter school for use of the grass fields built over a CSO tank.
March 7 at 2:45 p.m. - Comments - Some of the changes to State codes will require that changes be made to Spokane Municipal Code
March 2 at 5:20 p.m. - Comments - The Link Spokane publication details the street and utility investments the City is making to create a better, more connected Spokane.
March 2 at 2:40 p.m. - Comments - Send us your comments or take our mini-survey about the City of Spokane’s progress and your priorities
March 2 at 1:57 p.m. - Comments - Work continues on the Fort George Wright Drive Station & Corridor Plan
March 1 at 2:53 p.m. - Comments - The proposed code changes regarding critical materials containment have been updated
March 1 at 10:47 a.m. - Comments - A proposal to renew funding for EMS in Spokane is heading to the ballot this April
Feb. 29 at 4:36 p.m. - Comments - The City is giving away more free trees through the Residential Tree Program
Feb. 25 at 1:51 p.m. - Comments - Much has happened already this year and much more will be in the coming weeks and months
Feb. 23 at 3:52 p.m. - Comments - Input sought from community on future transit line
Feb. 22 at 11:19 a.m. - Comments - City announces new tools to revitalize THE YARD in Hillyard
Feb. 18 at 1:40 p.m. - Watch 1:29:42 - Comments - Design work is underway on the public spaces, park grounds, Howard Street Bridge and new recreational ice rink.
Feb. 12 at 12:28 p.m. - Watch 43:21 - Comments - Leading a discussion about the state of the city, the opportunities ahead, and your priorities
Feb. 8 at 4:04 p.m. - Watch 22:34 - Comments - This spring, Spokane Gives kicks off 30 days of connecting volunteers to community needs
Feb. 8 at 11:58 a.m. - Comments - Enhanced business incentives available for selected areas around Spokane
Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. - Watch 14:12 - Comments - Interim Chief Dobrow’s retirement will see a transition in leadership before a permanent Chief is selected
Feb. 3 at 4:59 p.m. - Comments - History month events are scheduled throughout the month of February in Spokane
Feb. 3 at 2:09 p.m. - Comments - Bart Logue has been offered a contract to serve as Interim Ombudsman
Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. - Comments - SNAP is offering its last round of appointments for the season
Feb. 1 at 2:01 p.m. - Watch 9:39 - Comments - For this complex Cleaner River Faster project, the City will use a construction delivery method called General Contractor/Construction Management.
Jan. 29 at 10:09 a.m. - Comments - Before you serve up your food, here are some tips for safer cooking
Jan. 28 at 10:18 a.m. - Comments - The Interim will begin important work before permanent Ombudsman Raheel Humayun begins his term
Jan. 22 at 2:15 p.m. - Comments - Twenty-two candidates have applied to serve as councilmember for City Council District 2
Jan. 21 at 4:49 p.m. - Watch 26:15 - Comments - Locating a police precinct in the Intermodal Center is part of a broader City asset management strategy
Jan. 21 at 3:03 p.m. - Comments - When they’re not plowing snow or de-icing streets, City Street crews are repairing potholes
Jan. 21 at 9:21 a.m. - Comments - The meeting is an opportunity for community members to view new designs for the redeveloped Riverfront Park
Jan. 20 at 11:32 a.m. - Comments - The Spokane Police Department is pleased to announce recommendation 6.5 from the DOJ has been completed
Jan. 19 at 11:56 a.m. - Comments - Is paying thousands of dollars for the latest technology worth it?
Jan. 15 at 4:04 p.m. - Comments - Learn how traffic calming can improve your neighborhood
Jan. 15 at 9:12 a.m. - Watch 0:44 - Comments - City Code Enforcement has made it as easy and painless as possible to get graffiti reported and removed
Jan. 13 at 2:19 p.m. - Comments - New street lighting is being deployed throughout the City; it’s more energy efficient and provides better light quality
Jan. 8 at 1:01 p.m. - Comments - The 24th Annual Job Fair is Feb. 6 in the IMAX Theatre
Jan. 7 at 4:01 p.m. - Comments - Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides us with an opportunity to get involved
Jan. 6 at 4:54 p.m. - Comments - Changes have been proposed to the Critical Materials section of Spokane’s Municipal Code