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Blog Stories for 2016

December

City of Spokane’s 2017 Parking Plan

Dec. 29 at 4:04 p.m. - Comments - Parking Services is working to meet the needs of everyone.

Every Place Counts Design Challenge Update

Dec. 21 at 2:38 p.m. - Comments - Every Place Design Challenge helped assist the community in generating ideas for the North Spokane Corridor.

Restaurant Success Story: Bistro Box and Couple of Chefs

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

New pricing for Riverfront Park 2017 monthly and quarterly permits

Dec. 20 at 11:02 a.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park is announcing new pricing for 2017 monthly and quarterly permits.

Snow Routes in Riverfront Park

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.

City of Spokane Building Its Largest CSO Tank Ever

Dec. 6 at 9:58 a.m. - Comments - CSO 24 Construction Starting in January

Leaf Pickup Headed to Browne’s Addition

Dec. 2 at 4:52 p.m. - Comments - City of Spokane continues fall leaf pickup.

My Spokane Customer Service Expanding Hours

Dec. 1 at 2:52 p.m. - Comments - Starting December 5th My Spokane will have extended phone availability hours.

November

City strives for affordable, predictable utility rates

Nov. 22 at 2:28 p.m. - Comments - 2017 utility bills will rise by 25-year average cost of inflation

Restaurant Success Story: Nudo Ramen House

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

Division Gateway Improvements

Nov. 16 at 7:33 a.m. - Comments - Pedestrian improvements for Division Street.

Are You Ready For Snow Season?

Nov. 10 at 10:08 a.m. - Comments - City of Spokane announces 2016-2017 snow removal plan

City of Spokane Begins annual Fall Leaf Pickup

Nov. 8 at 4:23 p.m. - Watch 1:37 - Comments - The City of Spokane’s Leaf pickup schedule begins Wednesday, November 9.

Hip Look for Main Avenue Celebrated

Nov. 8 at 4:05 p.m. - Watch 15:46 - Comments - New streetscape on Main near Division enhances appeal for pedestrians and businesses.

Downtown Parking Meters: What You Should Know

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.

City of Spokane Announces 24/7 Shelter System

Nov. 1 at 3:54 p.m. - Comments - Shelter access will now be available 24/7.

October

New 20 mph When Flashing School Zone

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.

Supporters and Donors Gather to Break Ground at New Ability Field

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.

Local Licenses is Going Paperless

Oct. 26 at 4:16 p.m. - Comments - Improvements coming to local licensing process.

Gateway Bridge coming soon!

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.

Proposed Comprehensive Plan Land Use Amendments

Oct. 24 at 10:05 a.m. - Comments - The 2017 Comprehensive Plan Update is scheduled for June 30th.

Input sought on surplus property

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.

Restaurant Success Story: Sweet Frosting

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.

Mission Park Ability Field Groundbreaking

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.

City of Spokane Hiring Firefighters

Oct. 17 at 10:56 a.m. - Comments - SAFER grant will help City of Spokane hire 40-48 additional firefighters.

October Construction Update

Oct. 11 at 4:43 p.m. - Comments - Construction season is still pushing forward with plans to work into late November.

Mayor: ‘Optimism for Spokane’s future’

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.

Wellesley Avenue Roundabout Grand Opening

Oct. 10 at 4:58 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane and WSDOT celebrate the Wellesley roundabout opening.

Reforest Spokane Day

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.

West Central Cleanup Volunteers Needed

Oct. 7 at 3:04 p.m. - Comments - The West Central Cleanup needs your help.

Transient Camp Cleanup

Oct. 6 at 3:59 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane reaching out to those in need.

Community, Housing and Human Services Public Meeting

Oct. 4 at 4:19 p.m. - Comments - Join us and share your input at a CHHS public meeting!

Shaping Spokane Virtual Open House

Oct. 4 at 2:48 p.m. - Comments - Don’t miss your chance to help Shape Spokane!

September

Meidl named police chief

Sept. 26 at 4:56 p.m. - Watch 25:48 - Comments - City Council to consider appointment next month

Happy Birthday, Waste to Energy!

Sept. 22 at 4:37 p.m. - Comments - City rededicates its Waste to Energy Facility in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Help Us Shape Spokane!

Sept. 22 at 3:37 p.m. - Comments - There are two more Shaping Spokane Open Houses this month.

Homeless Resource Pocket Guide

Sept. 21 at 2:51 p.m. - Comments - Pocket guide provides resources for local homeless.

Police Chief Candidates Participating in a Public Forum

Sept. 20 at 11:36 a.m. - Comments - Four candidates have been recommended for police chief.

City awarded federal fire grant

Sept. 16 at 3:32 p.m. - Watch 13:28 - Comments - A $9 million federal grant will add 50 firefighters to the Spokane Fire Department.

Lincoln/Monroe Corridor Construction

Sept. 16 at 11:57 a.m. - Comments - First rounds of paving scheduled for the Lincoln/Monroe corridor.

Join us at a Shaping Spokane Open House

Sept. 15 at 3:04 p.m. - Comments - There are three more Shaping Spokane Open Houses this month.

#SpokaneStrong Public Safety Forums for Crime Prevention

Sept. 14 at 3:39 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane will be hosting several community #SpokaneStrong Public Safety Forums for Crime Prevention.

Restaurant Success Story: Central Food

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

Changes coming to Main Avenue

Sept. 13 at 9:41 a.m. - Comments - Main Avenue is getting a Makeover!

Pavement starts on Lincoln/Monroe project

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

Public safety, street improvement 2017 budget focus

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.

The Friends of Manito Fall Plant Sale

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.

Coffee with a Cop

Sept. 8 at 3:52 p.m. - Comments - Enjoy Thomas Hammer coffee with Spokane cops!

East Central Community Center Evaluation

Sept. 7 at 4:29 p.m. - Comments - The City needs your help to evaluate the East Central Community Center.

Return to a World of Light!

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.

August

Infill Development Open House is Today

Aug. 30 at 3:55 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane needs your feedback!

City Pools are Going to the Dogs

Aug. 25 at 2:56 p.m. - Comments - Bring your pooch to the pool as we close out the season with a splash!

City Seeking Assistance Developing Housing Options for Spokane

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.

Riverfront Park: A Journey through the Decades

Aug. 19 at 4:10 p.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park through the decades. Historic Preservation Office’s website shares the history of Riverfront Park.

Restaurant Success Story: Republic Pi

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

Ben Burr Trail Construction Continues

Aug. 12 at 4:36 p.m. - Comments - Construction work on the Ben Burr Trail is making great progress.

Shakespeare in the Parks

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.

#SpokaneStrong Neighborhood Outreach Campaign

Aug. 9 at 4:37 p.m. - Comments - #SpokaneStrong volunteers needed.

Halfway Through 2016 Construction

Aug. 9 at 10:40 a.m. - Comments - Construction throughout Spokane continues.

Service Center Garners National Award

Aug. 8 at 4:02 p.m. - Comments - Spokane Central Service Center team nabs award for a successful design-build approach to the project.

City Council to host police chief forums

Aug. 5 at 4:35 p.m. - Comments - The City Council will host public police chief forums on Aug. 11 and 17

Homeless Management Information System

Aug. 4 at 4:32 p.m. - Comments - HMIS program working to end homelessness in the Spokane community.

New Ladder 1 in service

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.

My Perspective-New Fall Session of Citizen’s Academy Starts Sept. 1

Aug. 3 at 10:11 a.m. - Comments - More Spokane Police Department Citizens Academy Session available this September. Free to attend.

July

Havana Street Construction is Complete

July 29 at 4:35 p.m. - Comments - Have you seen the improvements to Havana Street?

City Ticket, a Convenient Way to Get Downtown

July 29 at 2:59 p.m. - Comments - City Ticket provides an alternative to downtown parking.

Independent Investigative Report Released

July 27 at 12:07 p.m. - Comments - The independent investigator has released her report regarding the resignation of former chief Frank Straub

New Program Takes Aim at Remaining Tree Debris

July 26 at 4:34 p.m. - Comments - City develops program to assist low-income homeowners with remaining tree debris from windstorm.

Artists & Makers, Sell Your Art at Riverfront Park

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

Restaurant Success Story: Perry Street Brewery

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

Riverfront Park is Hiring!

July 20 at 3:40 p.m. - Comments - we have some vacancies to fill as soon as possible.

Construction Continues on Lincoln and Monroe Corridor

July 20 at 11:47 a.m. - Comments - Project improves Lincoln and Monroe Street

“Slow the Flow” this summer with handy water conservation kits

July 20 at 11:34 a.m. - Comments - Come to City Hall to pick up a free outdoor water conservation kit while supplies last.

City Begins Revitalization Process on 5th Avenue

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.

Celebrate Carrousel Day at Riverfront Park

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.

Takin’ it to the Streets

July 15 at 1:55 p.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park and Spokane Art School are partnering up and bringing Art to the Streets.

SPD chief finalists named

July 14 at 12:33 p.m. - Comments - Three finalists for the police chief job will be in Spokane for interviews on July 20.

Construction on 37th Avenue Continues

July 12 at 3:54 p.m. - Comments - This project will replace old water mains and improve pedestrian safety.

Are the City of Spokane’s Facebook Posts Missing from Your Feed?

July 12 at 1:53 p.m. - Comments - Follow these steps to continue seeing the City of Spokane on Facebook.

Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival

July 6 at 1:57 p.m. - Comments - 2nd annual Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival will be held Saturday, July 9.

Finishing up Wall Street

July 6 at 11:25 a.m. - Comments - Surface construction project to get under way on the pedestrian-friendly Wall Street

Mobius Science Center opens

July 1 at 12:31 p.m. - Comments - Hundreds of children helped open the new Mobius Science Center

June

Spokane Wins Every Place Counts Design Challenge

June 30 at 4:26 p.m. - Comments - Spokane announced as one of four winning cities

Riverfront Park and Mobius Present the Fabulous Five!

June 29 at 10:30 a.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park is partnering with Mobius to offer you a brand new promotion, the Fabulous Five.

Restaurant Success Story: Brain Freeze

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

Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force

June 27 at 3:09 p.m. - Comments - HQT improving access to safe, quality, and affordable housing.

Special Event Parking for Hoopfest

June 23 at 2:09 p.m. - Comments - Learn what yellow and red meter bags indicate

Ben Burr Trail Connection to the Centennial Trail

June 17 at 10:56 a.m. - Comments - Ben Burr Trail will expand to connect to the Centennial Trail

Martin Luther King Jr. Way Expansion

June 17 at 10:24 a.m. - Comments - MLK Jr. Way to expand from Sherman to Erie Street

Tell us what you would like to see from your City

June 16 at 3:21 p.m. - Comments - Take our survey to help the City provide the best customer service to our citizens.

Walgreens is helping prevent drug addiction in Spokane

June 16 at 10:06 a.m. - Watch 14:30 - Comments - Safe medication disposal kiosks will be available at select Walgreens stores

Thousands of volunteers take part in Spokane Gives Month

June 13 at 12:57 p.m. - Comments - The results from this year’s Spokane Gives are in!

City work begins ahead of North South Freeway-related project

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).

Help improve access to safe, quality, and affordable housing

June 7 at 12:53 p.m. - Watch 1:16 - Comments - The Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force is looking for feedback

Pedestrian Plan Garners Praise

June 3 at 10:01 a.m. - Comments - Plan for a more walkable Spokane receives Smart Communities Award from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

Spokane sees a Rapid Re-housing milestone for homeless families

June 2 at 3:43 p.m. - Comments - The City’s housing-first emphasis received a boost this spring

Protecting Upriver Dam for the Future

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

Save some space for the taxis!

May 26 at 4:37 p.m. - Comments - City Parking Enforcement is reminding drivers about fees for parking in a taxi zone

Next round of Monroe/Lincoln improvements begin

May 25 at 11:21 a.m. - Comments - Work is getting underway between Main and 2nd Avenues

The 2017 Comprehensive Plan Update

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.

Main Avenue is getting a makeover

May 20 at 4:17 p.m. - Comments - Over $160,000 will be invested on West Main Avenue between Washington and Pine Streets

Improving access to safe, quality, and affordable housing in Spokane

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.

Local Boy Scouts create new “totem” pole along Northwest Boulevard

May 19 at 10:25 a.m. - Comments - The new pole replaces the original created by Boy Scouts decades ago

Seeking Citizens to Help Define North Monroe Corridor Project

May 17 at 4:28 p.m. - Comments - 2018 project designed to improve safety, enhance the streetscape, reconfigure traffic, and promote economic health.

Rehabilitating the homes of low-income families

May 17 at 9:38 a.m. - Comments - Check out this success story from one of the City’s nonprofit partners, SNAP

Restaurant Success Story: Manito Tap House

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

Local girl becomes honorary Spokane Police Officer, nabs the bad guy

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

Filling a gap in caring for Spokane’s homeless

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.

CFTC transforms the East Sprague Corridor

May 5 at 3:57 p.m. - Comments - More than 500 volunteers lent a hand for Cleaning from the Corridor!

FREE Day Passes on Mother’s Day at Riverfront Park!

May 4 at 3:30 p.m. - Comments - Riverfront Park has a treat for all moms this Mother’s Day!

Riverfront Park is celebrating National Train Day

May 4 at 3 p.m. - Comments - Come to Riverfront Park May 9 to celebrate National Train Day

EMS Levy renewal passes

May 2 at 12:15 p.m. - Comments - A thank you from the Spokane Fire Department

April

Search to begin anew for permanent Police Ombudsman

April 27 at 2:12 p.m. - Comments - The Selection Committee will be asked to identify three candidates for the Ombudsman position

Closing the road to Doomsday

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.

Junior Police Academy

April 20 at 4:36 p.m. - Comments - Spokane’s 2nd Annual Junior Police Academy Event is happening this May!

Restaurant Success Story: Boiler Room

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

Kids in Crisis Toy Drive

April 18 at 4:08 p.m. - Comments - Join the toy collection for children caught in domestic violence situations

Upriver Drive CSO project set

April 15 at 3:28 p.m. - Comments - A sewage storage facility on Upriver Drive will help keep pollution out of the Spokane River.

Local businesses step up during Spokane Gives Month

April 14 at 5:06 p.m. - Comments - We’re highlighting some of Spokane’s amazing community partners

2016 Inductees enter the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame

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.

Project on 37th Avenue will improve safety near three schools

April 13 at 4:05 p.m. - Comments - Work on 37th Avenue will be combined with Hazel's Creek downstream stormwater improvements

Lincoln & Summit Pkwy. tank to aid water quality in Spokane River

April 13 at 2:57 p.m. - Comments - Construction on 1 million gallon combined sewer overflow (CSO) tank to take about a year.

Construction begins on Rowan Avenue

April 12 at 5:05 p.m. - Comments - The project includes road rehab and bike lanes

City begins another historic construction season

April 11 at 3:11 p.m. - Watch 18:52 - Comments - Spokane will see $74 million in new construction projects this year

Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service

April 5 at 2:09 p.m. - Watch 13:26 - Comments - Spokane volunteers come together for Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service

New Movies at the IMAX!

April 1 at 11:46 a.m. - Comments - On April 1, 2016, the Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre will open for the season.

Register for the 2016 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference

April 1 at 10:02 a.m. - Comments - The theme of this year's conference is “Strengthening Communities by Opening Doors.”

March

Cleaning From The Corridor

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!

The City honors its outstanding employees

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

April is Spokane Gives Month!

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

Indiana improvements continue

March 25 at 4:30 p.m. - Comments - Work resumes on Indiana from Dakota to Perry Street

Closing the gender and racial pay gap

March 24 at 5:11 p.m. - Watch 32:56 - Comments - Members of the Gender and Race Pay Equity Task Force release their findings

Work resumes on the Monroe/Lincoln Couplet

March 23 at 3:15 p.m. - Comments - Construction will focus on 4th to 8th Avenues this year

Restaurant Success Story: Batch Bakeshop

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

NCAA Basketball Tournament returns to Spokane

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

Seeking Subcontractors and Suppliers

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

Looking for a new career? Come work for the City!

March 11 at 9:34 a.m. - Watch 0:44 - Comments - The City of Spokane is hosting a job fair April 14th

Fix a Leak to Save Water & Money!

March 9 at 10:50 a.m. - Comments - Come to City Hall to pick up a free indoor leak repair kit during March.

2015 Spokane Police Department Citizens Academy - My Perspective

March 8 at 3:05 p.m. - Comments - A Spokane resident shares his experience with SPD’s Citizens Academy

Pride Prep to use CSO tank site for outdoor activities

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.

Building and Fire Codes going through update process

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

Pick up Link Spokane in the Inlander on March 3

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.

Engage with us about the State of the City

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

Open Studios and Public Workshop - West Hills Neighborhood Planning

March 2 at 1:57 p.m. - Comments - Work continues on the Fort George Wright Drive Station & Corridor Plan

Keeping the Aquifer clean

March 1 at 2:53 p.m. - Comments - The proposed code changes regarding critical materials containment have been updated

Levy renewal for Spokane’s Emergency Medical Services

March 1 at 10:47 a.m. - Comments - A proposal to renew funding for EMS in Spokane is heading to the ballot this April

February

1,000 more free trees are available!

Feb. 29 at 4:36 p.m. - Comments - The City is giving away more free trees through the Residential Tree Program

Get Started launches to help aspiring restaurateurs in Spokane

Feb. 25 at 4:44 p.m. - Watch 31:17 - Comments - New online tools make it easier to start your own restaurant

CHHS: Director’s Update – February 2016

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

Central City Line: Browne’s Addition

Feb. 23 at 3:52 p.m. - Comments - Input sought from community on future transit line

Spokane Service Center recognized for managing and reducing waste

Feb. 22 at 4:16 p.m. - Watch 26:06 - Comments - The City receives EnviroStar’s 5-Star certification

Community Meeting Schedule for EPA grants

Feb. 22 at 11:19 a.m. - Comments - City announces new tools to revitalize THE YARD in Hillyard

Join the conversation

Feb. 19 at 3:40 p.m. - Watch 1:06:06 - Comments - A month-long conversation is underway about the state of the city

Learn the latest on the Riverfront Park redevelopment

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.

State of the City

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

Spokane Gives grows to one month

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

Targeted investment will enhance opportunities in defined locations

Feb. 8 at 11:58 a.m. - Comments - Enhanced business incentives available for selected areas around Spokane

A change in leadership for Spokane Police

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

Celebrate African American History Month

Feb. 3 at 4:59 p.m. - Comments - History month events are scheduled throughout the month of February in Spokane

Interim Police Ombudsman selected

Feb. 3 at 2:09 p.m. - Comments - Bart Logue has been offered a contract to serve as Interim Ombudsman

Making Spokane Safer, Stronger, and Smarter

Feb. 3 at 9:36 a.m. - Watch 0:39 - Comments - Get a front row seat as the Mayor delivers the State of the City

Get energy assistance for your home

Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. - Comments - SNAP is offering its last round of appointments for the season

Design Proceeds for Largest Sewer Overflow Tank

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.

January

Throwing a Super Bowl party? Don’t pass on cooking safety!

Jan. 29 at 10:09 a.m. - Comments - Before you serve up your food, here are some tips for safer cooking

Top three candidates selected for Interim Ombudsman position

Jan. 28 at 10:18 a.m. - Comments - The Interim will begin important work before permanent Ombudsman Raheel Humayun begins his term

A snapshot of Spokane’s homeless population

Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. - Watch 9:10 - Comments - The annual Point-In-Time Count of the homeless is Thursday

City Council received applications for vacant seat

Jan. 22 at 2:15 p.m. - Comments - Twenty-two candidates have applied to serve as councilmember for City Council District 2

Driving down crime still the focus

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

Report potholes on your route to work, school, or other activities

Jan. 21 at 3:03 p.m. - Comments - When they’re not plowing snow or de-icing streets, City Street crews are repairing potholes

View New Park Designs at Riverfront Park’s Open House

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

SPD updates its Use of Force Policy

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

How much should smoke detectors cost?

Jan. 19 at 11:56 a.m. - Comments - Is paying thousands of dollars for the latest technology worth it?

Traffic Calming Workshops begin in January

Jan. 15 at 4:04 p.m. - Comments - Learn how traffic calming can improve your neighborhood

Updating the City’s organizational structure

Jan. 15 at 12:22 p.m. - Watch 9:19 - Comments - The City is updating its organizational structure to better serve citizens

Recent numbers show positive trend in fighting graffiti

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

Avista is upgrading street lighting within the City of Spokane

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

The Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame returns

Jan. 11 at 5:02 p.m. - Watch 36:43 - Comments - Nominations for the second annual awards close Feb. 4

Riverfront Park to Host Job Fair

Jan. 8 at 1:01 p.m. - Comments - The 24th Annual Job Fair is Feb. 6 in the IMAX Theatre

Lots of ways to celebrate MLK Day!

Jan. 7 at 4:01 p.m. - Comments - Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides us with an opportunity to get involved

Addressing critical materials that could impair aquifer water quality

Jan. 6 at 4:54 p.m. - Comments - Changes have been proposed to the Critical Materials section of Spokane’s Municipal Code



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