Blog Posts for 2021

July

Spokane’s Floodplain and Your Property

Today at 12:06 p.m. - Spokane is prone to flooding around the Spokane River and Latah Creek

New Online Waste Reduction Classes

July 22 at 4:36 p.m. - Learn about composting critters and how to make your own bokashi composting system.

City Council Seeks American Rescue Plan Feedback

July 22 at 2:41 p.m. - Seeking Public Engagement on ARP Funding

Helping Homeless Off Streets with Jobs

July 16 at 12:24 p.m. - Watch 2:32 - UGM Internships lead to new lives, careers.

Massive New Facility Captures Tiniest Pollutant Particles

July 15 at 9:50 a.m. - City dedicates “Next Level of Treatment” at wastewater plant

Police Offer Help to People in Crisis

July 9 at 11:28 a.m. - Watch 2:47 - Training teaches officers de-escalation techniques.

Latex Paint Accepted for Recycling

July 6 at 12:57 p.m. - Residents can now drop off their unused latex paint for recycling at the City of Spokane’s Waste to Energy Facility.

June

New Study Reveal the “Scientific Truth about Waste-To-Energy”

June 30 at 10:16 a.m. - Study addresses the myths and misconceptions of Waste to Energy facilities

Helping People Find the “Way Out”

June 29 at 8:41 a.m. - Watch 3:19 - Making room for new Bridge Housing program.

Apply or Renew Your For-Hire License Online

June 18 at 12:24 p.m. - For-hire license applications available online!

City Offers New Career Opportunities

June 18 at 9:08 a.m. - Watch 2:00 - Civil Service testing made easier for applicants.

Mayor Doubles Efforts to Clean Up Downtown

June 11 at 2:29 p.m. - Watch 2:18 - Making sidewalks safe and sanitary for everyone.

Mayor Makes Changes in Shelter System

June 4 at 2:45 p.m. - Watch 2:57 - New programs to help people escape homelessness.

Help Combat the Drought with Odd/Even Watering!

June 4 at 12:05 p.m. - Spokane residents urged to save water to prepare for drought.

Spokane Police Department is hiring!

June 3 at 11:22 a.m. - Learn more about the hiring process

May

Hot Materials Do Not Belong In the Garbage

May 25 at 2:42 p.m. - Keep hot coals and ashes out of your trash to prevent garbage fires.

Why Building Safety Month Matters to You

May 21 at 9:42 a.m. - Structure safety is a good investment.

More Things to Recycle!

May 18 at 4:02 p.m. - There is one more thing residents can bring to the Waste to Energy Facility’s recycling drop off area.

Gonzaga Leadership Studies is coming to your Neighborhood Council

May 17 at 3:06 p.m. - Neighborhoods will benefit from customized leadership training.

Draft Sustainability Action Plan Released for Feedback

May 14 at 12:08 p.m. - Help guide sustainability policy for Spokane

For-Hire Licensing Going Virtual

May 14 at 9:29 a.m. - Online option will be available soon

Police Build Relationships in Boxing Ring

May 7 at 3:40 p.m. - Watch 2:52 - Spokane gym opens doors to kids and cops.

Become a Spokane Police Officer

May 5 at 4:43 p.m. - Take the Public Safety Test for free

April

City and EWU students team up for the Community

April 27 at 3:59 p.m. - EWU students put design skills to work for Continuum of Care

Brides Brave Sprague Avenue Construction

April 23 at 2:26 p.m. - Watch 2:17 - Businesses still accessible during construction.

Poetry In the Neighborhood

April 23 at 11:48 a.m. - Local poets give a voice to their neighborhoods

Partners for Work Virtual Event

April 12 at 12:54 p.m. - Partners for Work is back! A two-day employment event for adults with disabilities

Spokane Parks Windstorm Restoration Plans Underway

April 12 at 12:05 p.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is working with The Lands Council to mitigate damage to our urban tree canopy caused by the windstorm on January 13

Virtual Compost Fair

April 12 at 11:01 a.m. - Spokane County residents can learn the basics of home composting and receive a free compost bin by participating in a virtual compost fair.

Let’s Get Street Smart About Traffic Calming

April 12 at 9:52 a.m. - Traffic calming program changes offer better solutions.

Investing in Public Infrastructure

April 8 at 5:10 p.m. - City Launches a $70 Million Construction Season

Spokane Police Equipped to Save Lives

April 1 at 2:09 p.m. - Watch 2:33 - Officers prepared to help when every second counts.

March

Be Fire Smart – Recreational Fires

March 31 at 10:48 a.m. - Tips to keep your recreational fires safe.

Pick your passion during Spokane Gives!

March 29 at 10:20 a.m. - Watch 2:10 - With the weather warming up and more opportunities to get outside, we are encouraging everyone to pick your passion and give back to our community.

Cycle into Spring This Weekend

March 23 at 2:52 p.m. - Ride the pathways and bridges of Downtown Spokane, Kendall Yards, and the U District.

Collaboration has introduced hope

March 18 at 5:35 p.m. - Watch 48:13 - Mayor Nadine Woodward delivered a message of renewed partnership, collaboration and hope during her annual State of the City Address to the community

State of the City Address

March 15 at 9:16 a.m. - Join Mayor Nadine Woodward on Wednesday, March 17 at noon for the annual State of the City Address.

February

Recycling Pickup to Change in May

Feb. 23 at 4:31 p.m. - City to Switch to Every Other Week Recycling Collection to Keep Costs Affordable

Proposed police contract released

Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. - 5-year agreement awaiting Council, Guild membership vote

Mystery Bonds

Feb. 16 at 2:20 p.m. - The City has had several inquiries about municipal bonds issued from 1899 to 1912!

Meet SPD’s Newest K-9

Feb. 12 at 4:03 p.m. - Watch 3:11 - Dog flies half-way around world for new duties.

City Council 2020 Year-End Summary

Feb. 9 at 11:55 a.m. - Summary of Council actions for 2020

Have A COVID Safe Super Bowl

Feb. 3 at 2:44 p.m. - Host a virtual celebration

10 Minute Curbside Parking 2.0

Feb. 2 at 3:30 p.m. - Short term parking spaces helping small businesses.

Transitions Continues to Serve

Feb. 2 at 2:37 p.m. - Women’s Hearth keeps tradition alive during challenging times

January

Unlocking Access to Spokane River Gorge

Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. - Watch 2:54 - New Loop Trail improvements underway.

Tagging Cleans Up City’s Recycle Carts

Jan. 27 at 5:42 p.m. - Report from summer cart tagging study helps show the way to better recycling.

Change to how emergency calls answered

Jan. 26 at 5:24 p.m. - Calls for help still answered, resources sent

Derelict Housing Program Fills Gaps

Jan. 26 at 3:49 p.m. - Pilot program transforms neighborhoods and provides affordable housing.

Parks continues storm clean-up

Jan. 19 at 3:05 p.m. - Park crews are addressing down and high-risk trees at more than 25 parks, please stay clear of areas with damage.

Understanding Housing Displacement Risk in Spokane

Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. - What are the ways people can be displaced?

Pathways to Public Service

Jan. 15 at 12:48 p.m. - Join us for an upcoming hiring workshop!

Celebrate MLK Day 2021 in Spokane

Jan. 12 at 4:43 p.m. - Get involved in community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How COVID-19 will impact the 2021 Point-in-Time Count

Jan. 12 at 2:44 p.m. - One of several tools to learn about our homeless populations.

Teen Gets New Perspective Training with Police

Jan. 8 at 11:08 a.m. - Watch 3:52 - 15-year-old invited to walk in shoes of officers.

Episode 3 of the Talking Trash Podcast

Jan. 7 at 9:56 a.m. - The City of Spokane Solid Waste Department’s waste reduction podcast series, Talking Trash with Gina Claeys, has released Episode 3 of the series.