Marlene Feist

Get the Scoop on Joint Meeting

Marlene Feist, Public Works Director of Strategic Development, 509.625.6505

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:51 p.m.

Get the Scoop on Joint Meeting

At a joint meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, the City of Spokane and Spokane Public Schools will consider placing two bond measures for voters to consider in November. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Convention Center in Centennial Ballroom 300 C/D.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and provide their comments on the proposal; they can also watch the meeting live on the web at: The meeting also will be replayed later this week on CityCable 5.

The meeting is the culmination of months of work. The two public agencies have joined together to develop an unprecedented partnership, designed to build community, support healthy neighborhoods, and create value for the citizens they both serve.

The agencies have proposed a plan that would deliver educational facilities and programs dispersed through the City, creating places for positive activity that support healthy youth, families, and community, while also creating jobs and economic opportunity.

The plan uses an integrated approach that leverages a variety of resources, including dollars, land, facilities, and programs, to stretch the buying power of citizens’ dollars.

The plan includes two proposals that would be voted on by citizens:

  • A $495.3 million bond issue by Spokane Public Schools that would include 3 new middle schools; 3 replacement middle schools; updates at Lewis & Clark High School, Libby Center, and On Track Academy; safety and technology updates; and funding for a stadium replacement.
  • A $77 million issue by the City of Spokane that would include three new libraries and four library modernization projects.

Here’s more information on the meeting and what’s being considered:

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