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Blog Stories for 2017


Notify Me Spokane a Permit Alert System

Yesterday at 3:36 p.m. - Comments - Sign up for permit alerts and stay up to date on construction in your neighborhood.

Invest with Us!

Yesterday at 3:06 p.m. - Comments - How the City’s economic development team is helping grow business activity.

100 Day Challenge to House Youth and Young Adults

Yesterday at 2:37 p.m. - Comments - Find out how you can help Spokane house 100 youth in 100 days.

A look at Spokane Police Department’s 2017 Strategic Plan

Yesterday at 11:39 a.m. - Comments - The 2017 Strategic Plan provides the framework for operations, work performance, and focus for every SPD employee.

Fix-It-Fest 2017 tackles street repair needs

Yesterday at 9:07 a.m. - Watch 9:51 - Comments - The City launched an enhanced arterial street repair program to get a handle on weather-related damage

Spokane Urban Forestry Hosting Ponderosa Pine Contest

May 24 at 3:22 p.m. - Comments - Spokane’s Urban Forestry Citizen Advisory Committee & the Spokane Ponderosa Network are hosting a contest to raise awareness of the Ponderosa Pine.

City Considers Expansion of Parklet Program

May 23 at 4:29 p.m. - Comments - City of Spokane considering expansion of their Parklet and Streateries Program.

Concert in the Park

May 22 at 9:29 a.m. - Comments - This event is a special thank you to all the citizens that donate their time as law enforcement volunteers.

Get the Full “Lilac City” Experience at Manito’s Lilac Garden

May 19 at 3:54 p.m. - Comments - Don’t miss your chance to experience this garden while the lilacs are in full bloom!

Building Heights and Shading - Riverfront Park

May 19 at 2:37 p.m. - Comments - The City is studying the Spokane Municipal Code pertaining to building heights on Spokane Falls Blvd.

City Offering Business Registration Amnesty Program

May 18 at 5:25 p.m. - Comments - Program aims to register the City’s 3,000 delinquent businesses.

Join us at the ECCC RFP Community Meeting

May 17 at 3:07 p.m. - Comments - East Central Community Center will be transferring operations next year. Join us at the ECCC Request for Proposal Community Meeting

30th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

May 11 at 2:32 p.m. - Comments - A new K-9 memorial is unveiled.

Downtown Parking Meter Timestay Education and Amnesty Program

May 5 at 11:04 a.m. - Comments - Before plugging your meter check the timestay limit.

Improvements Underway at Comstock Park

May 4 at 1:57 p.m. - Comments - Park walkway improvements are underway at Comstock Park as part of a citywide installation and repair project.

Bloomsday is this weekend!

May 4 at 10:29 a.m. - Comments - Read this blog before heading downtown this weekend.

What’s the biggest construction project of all?

May 3 at 12:23 p.m. - Comments - Construction to add a third level of treatment at the Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility trumps all other projects in size and scope.

License Your Pet Today

May 1 at 3:15 p.m. - Comments - In the month of May, SCRAPS will be waiving late fees and fines for those licensing their pets.


Donors Help Fund 14 Mini-Grants!

April 24 at 3:51 p.m. - Comments - Local businesses donate over $10,000 for local nonprofits.

City of Spokane Changes Special Events Insurance Requirement

April 24 at 3:07 p.m. - Comments - Minimum special events general liability insurance changes to $1 million.

Businesses are open during East Sprague construction!

April 24 at 2:04 p.m. - Comments - The revitalization of East Sprague will boost the business district and improve the public infrastructure.

Spokane Gives: Why Volunteer?

April 24 at 11:08 a.m. - Watch 1:39 - Comments - Week 4 of Spokane Gives month!

The City of Spokane Celebrates Net Zero Energy Consumption

April 21 at 3:52 p.m. - Comments - Happy Earth Day! Find out how the City is saving money and the environment.

License Your Pet, Avoid the Fine

April 21 at 1:55 p.m. - Watch 7:00 - Comments - SCRAPS will waive the late fees or fines for those licensing their pets in May.

Spokane Matters

April 17 at 3:14 p.m. - Comments - Learn about the City of Spokane pilot program, Spokane Matters.

City Will Transfer Operation of the East Central Community Center

April 17 at 2:52 p.m. - Comments - The City is seeking to transfer the operation of the ECCC by January 1, 2018.

Spokane Gives: Can You Make a Difference?

April 17 at 2:23 p.m. - Watch 2:06 - Comments - Week 3 of Spokane Give month!

Join a Spokane Gives Project

April 14 at 2:45 p.m. - Comments - It’s not too late to volunteer for a Spokane Gives project.

Learn About the City’s Continuum of Care Program

April 12 at 3:29 p.m. - Comments - With Continuum of Care, people experiencing homelessness are provided services that target their barriers and needs to achieving housing stability

How Can the City Improve its Response to Snow?

April 11 at 3:29 p.m. - Comments - Following a busy snow season, the City is seeking feedback from citizens on how to improve its snow response.

Spokane Gives: Why Do Businesses Participate?

April 10 at 2:58 p.m. - Watch 1:51 - Comments - Week 2 of Spokane Gives month!

Thank You Zags

April 4 at 6:23 p.m. - Comments - The GU basketball team made their way home today!

Spokane Gives Donations Needed

April 4 at 3:18 p.m. - Comments - City of Spokane seeking donations.

Spokane and Chapel Hill Mayors Make a Wager!

April 3 at 4:15 p.m. - Comments - We look forward to seeing Mayor Pam Hemminger of Chapel Hill, N.C. wear Gonzaga blue!

More Improvements for 37th Avenue

April 3 at 3:15 p.m. - Comments - Improvements coming to 37th Avenue

Improvements Coming to the East Sprague Area

April 3 at 2:55 p.m. - Comments - Sprague Avenue revitalization starts today!


Pay-by-Phone Meter Parking

March 31 at 3:42 p.m. - Comments - The pay-by-phone parking meter option is coming back!

Fix a Leak; Help the River

March 31 at 3:10 p.m. - Comments - City joins state program that encourages citizens fix vehicle leaks.

Riverfront Park Redevelopment Myths Debunked

March 29 at 1:53 p.m. - Comments - With any high-profile project, some inaccuracies eventually spring up and spread. Here are a few we’ve come across.

Cleaning from the Corridor

March 29 at 11:53 a.m. - Comments - Spokane Gives volunteers to help clean Monroe Street and Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.

Spokane Gives; What is the Community Impact?

March 28 at 2:51 p.m. - Watch 1:38 - Comments - April is #SpokaneGives month. Positively impact the Spokane community during Spokane Gives month.

Mayor Condon Announces the Start of Construction Season

March 28 at 2:08 p.m. - Comments - Spokane will see $100 million in new construction projects this year.

SPD Cultural Audit

March 24 at 5:16 p.m. - Watch 46:06 - Comments - GU, City discuss study

Spokane Falls Blvd to Close for CSO 26 Construction

March 24 at 3:52 p.m. - Comments - CSO 26 will help create a Cleaner River Faster.

Good News for the North Spokane Corridor

March 23 at 10:15 a.m. - Comments - The latest on the North Spokane Corridor.

Local Students Learn about City Technology

March 22 at 11:43 a.m. - Watch 0:50 - Comments - City of Spokane hosts STEM students

Use Caution around the Spokane River

March 21 at 5:22 p.m. - Comments - City warning citizens about Spokane River dangers.

Why Spokane Gives?

March 20 at 4:20 p.m. - Comments - April is #SpokaneGives month. Give back to your community during Spokane Gives.

Mayor announces Spokane Ride to Care

March 13 at 4:39 p.m. - Comments - Spokane Ride to Care connects patients to the right healthcare resources.

The Week of the Irish

March 10 at 3:48 p.m. - Comments - Today is the first day of Irish Week!

Day in the Life of the Historic Preservation Office

March 8 at 4:45 p.m. - Comments - Historic Preservation Office helps uncover Spokane’s history.

75th Anniversary of Fairchild Air Force Base

March 6 at 5:05 p.m. - Comments - Fairchild Air Force Base celebrates 75 years of service!

Spokane’s First Day Shelter Opens

March 3 at 5:05 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane celebrates the opening of Open Doors shelter.

Your City. Your Safety.

March 3 at 4:42 p.m. - Comments - Spokane Solid Waste Collection and Spokane Police Department are joining forces.

Here Comes the University District Gateway Bridge!

March 2 at 9:29 a.m. - Comments - Construction is slated to begin in mid-March on this long-awaited connection for pedestrians and cyclists.


The 2017 Annual Action Plan Draft is Now Available

Feb. 28 at 5:05 p.m. - Comments - The 2017 Annual Action Plan Addresses Community, Housing, and Homelessness. Share your input by April 5th!

Shaping Spokane Complete Draft Now Available

Feb. 27 at 11:59 a.m. - Comments - Share your feedback on the Shaping Spokane plan!

Filling Spokane’s Potholes

Feb. 24 at 3:35 p.m. - Watch 34:45 - Comments - Report potholes online or by calling 311!

Becoming a City of Spokane Firefighter

Feb. 24 at 2:36 p.m. - Comments - Are you interested in becoming a firefighter?

Join us at a Shaping Spokane Open House

Feb. 24 at 9:21 a.m. - Comments - We need your feedback on the Shaping Spokane plan!

Homeless Learning Tour

Feb. 23 at 4:20 p.m. - Comments - City officials visited three cities to learn about their homeless services.

Dead Trees around City Preserved to Support Local Wildlife

Feb. 21 at 4:37 p.m. - Comments - City of Spokane Urban Forestry has begun selectively preserving standing dead trees around the city as wildlife trees.

Construction on CSO 24 Has Begun

Feb. 15 at 4:20 p.m. - Comments - City of Spokane building its largest CSO tank ever!

City of Spokane launches My Spokane 311

Feb. 10 at 2:50 p.m. - Comments - My Spokane 311 is live!

Comprehensive Plan Update Coming to Plan Commission

Feb. 7 at 11:37 a.m. - Comments - The Shaping Spokane plan is headed to a Plan Commission hearing.

2017 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference

Feb. 6 at 2:50 p.m. - Comments - Registration for the 2017 Inland Northwest Fair Housing Conference is open!


City of Spokane Hiring both Police Officers and Firefighters

Jan. 30 at 11:38 a.m. - Comments - City of Spokane offering free public safety testing

Dwight Merkel Sports Complex Gets Cross-Country Ski Track

Jan. 24 at 2:40 p.m. - Comments - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Spokane’s Nordic community to create a cross-country ski track at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex.

Restaurant Success Story: MOD Pizza

Jan. 23 at 5:17 p.m. - Comments - MOD Pizza is part of Spokane's amazing family of restaurants, and we want YOUR new restaurant to be the latest member.

Salvation Army Hosting Homeless Connect

Jan. 20 at 11:43 a.m. - Comments - Homeless Connect, will connect homeless individuals with service providers

North Spokane Corridor Update

Jan. 20 at 9:02 a.m. - Comments - North Spokane Corridor funded for construction between 2017 and 2029.

Help with the Melt: Find Your Storm Drain

Jan. 18 at 10:51 a.m. - Comments - Wastewater crews are working to deal with standing water as snow melts

The Friends of Manito Presents: Violets & Valentines!

Jan. 13 at 2:22 p.m. - Comments - Curate a personalized gift just for your sweetheart at The Friends of Manito’s “Violets and Valentines!" event.

Downtown Plowing Starts Tonight

Jan. 10 at 4:21 p.m. - Comments - Please remove cars from downtown parking.

City Seeking Donations for the Homeless Population

Jan. 6 at 2:44 p.m. - Comments - The City of Spokane needs your help!

Lots of ways to celebrate MLK Day in 2017!

Jan. 4 at 3:13 p.m. - Comments - Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides us with an opportunity get involved

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