Blog Posts for 2022

November

Removing Obstacles to Staying at TRAC

Nov. 30 at 2:29 p.m. - Watch 2:07 - Changes improve access to comfort and services.

Vehicle Mover arranges cars and trucks held as police evidence

Nov. 22 at 4:05 p.m. - Watch 3:32 - A piece of equipment at the Spokane Police Department’s Property Facility replaces the need for tow trucks resulting in big savings for the City.

Neighbors Combat Camp Crime

Nov. 17 at 2:38 p.m. - Watch 2:32 - Theft, violence, jump since encampment began.

Help Shape the Future of Housing Policy in the City of Spokane

Nov. 14 at 2:04 p.m. - Building Opportunity for Housing will update the Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code to allow for more housing choices.

Spokane Gears Up for Plow Operations

Nov. 3 at 2:36 p.m. - Watch 2:00 - Equipment, deicer staged in four corners of city.

Community Weighs in on South Logan TOD vision

Nov. 3 at 11:57 a.m. - Feedback from the community survey will help shape the future of South Logan.

October

Saving Homes from the Wrecking Ball

Oct. 26 at 2:24 p.m. - Watch 2:14 - Code Enforcement preserves housing stock.

Parks Help Kids Prep for Kindergarten

Oct. 21 at 9:18 a.m. - Watch 1:44 - Trails offer paths to fun and learning.

City Launches South Logan TOD StoryMap

Oct. 18 at 4:08 p.m. - The South Logan TOD StoryMap was just launched online, and the community is invited to learn more!

Conversations on Environmental Justice

Oct. 17 at 4:06 p.m. - City Council’s Environmental Justice & Equity Workgroup attends community events to engage residents on environmental issues.

Fall Leaf Festival Returns to Finch Arboretum

Oct. 10 at 3:53 p.m. - Fun and education mix at this annual celebration of fall foliage.

September

Healing Those Hurt by Addiction

Sept. 30 at 2:38 p.m. - Watch 3:41 - Treatment, instead of jail, offered at Stabilization Center.

Tell Us What You Know About Stormwater Runoff!

Sept. 30 at 11:01 a.m. - Take this survey to help us educate the community about wastewater management.

Spokane Parks Releases Draft Dog Park Guidelines

Sept. 23 at 2:49 p.m. - Community members are invited to view the draft guidelines and provide feedback through October 4.

Businesses Are Open!

Sept. 16 at 3:42 p.m. - Businesses are open during Monroe Street construction.

Police Resume Enforcing Sit and Lie Rules

Sept. 16 at 3:36 p.m. - Watch 2:26 - Citations lead to services, safer downtown for everyone.

Supported Employment Job Fair

Sept. 14 at 9:45 a.m. - City hosting Supported Employment Job Fair on Sept. 29!

Spokane Recycles Poster Contest

Sept. 12 at 1:57 p.m. - Get your art featured in the 2023 Spokane Recycles Calendar!

Permit History Shows Missing Middle Housing Gap

Sept. 8 at 4:58 p.m. - Housing data shows that Spokane has seen a lack of housing types.

Pig Out in the Park Returns After 2-Year Hiatus

Sept. 1 at 3:47 p.m. - Enjoy six days of delicious food, free music, and family fun at Riverfront Park.

2022 Mid-Year Council Update

Sept. 1 at 1:41 p.m. - Spokane City Council provides a mid-year update of legislative action and funding.

August

19th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up Scheduled for Sept. 17

Aug. 29 at 4:18 p.m. - Date is set for the 2022 Spokane River Clean-Up

Spokane Police Targeting Shoplifters

Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. - Watch 3:17 - Large theft losses passed onto store customers.

Managing Street Health with Micro-surfacing

Aug. 23 at 3:40 p.m. - City evaluates Micro-surfacing as solution for pavement treatments.

My favorite places to go in Pet-Friendly Spokane!

Aug. 22 at 4:23 p.m. - Spokane named Better Cities for Pets!

Spokane Parks Seeks Input on Future Dog Parks

Aug. 10 at 2:31 p.m. - A community survey is available through September 5.

Winding Up Career of Clock Care

Aug. 5 at 2:59 p.m. - Watch 2:50 - Man maintains Clock Tower clock for 25 years

Ten Reasons to Visit the New Central Library

Aug. 4 at 3:20 p.m. - The renovated library features innovative new community spaces where we can all gather to work, inspire, and play.

July

Zoning Changes Help Families

July 28 at 2:23 p.m. - Watch 2:06 - Creating building opportunities and choices for all.

Reimagining South Logan with Transit Oriented Design

July 26 at 2:36 p.m. - Learn about and provide feedback about transit oriented design.

Join In to Help Our Pollinators!

July 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Help make a welcoming environment for Monarch Butterflies

2022 Spokane City Golf Championship

July 22 at 4:26 p.m. - Renaissance Financial presents the 2022 Spokane City Golf Championship, Friday August 26 through Sunday, August 28. Register today!

'Mitigate This Eyesore'

July 20 at 3:55 p.m. - Volunteers needed! Volunteer and help beautify Spokane!

New Special Events Application Aims to Improve Process

July 13 at 11:21 a.m. - The Office of Neighborhood Services is excited to announce a new application process for special events

Transportation Planning Open House

July 12 at 2:58 p.m. - Comment on amendments to transportation elements of the City of Spokane’s Comprehensive Plan

Feeding the Beast

July 2 at 8 a.m. - Watch 2:12 - Using concrete to make Spokane streets last longer

June

Name and Designs Revealed for Future Riverfront Dog Park

June 24 at 2:55 p.m. - Spokane Humane Society has generously donated $250,000 towards construction of the dog park.

Summertime Water Conservation Measures

June 24 at 8:33 a.m. - Conservation measures aim to protect summer flows in the Spokane River and reduce infrastructure costs over time

Are you concerned about traffic safety in your neighborhood?

June 23 at 2:26 p.m. - Share your traffic calming concerns at upcoming workshops

Housing Four Generations of Family

June 23 at 10:33 a.m. - Watch 2:10 - Accessory dwelling units: A new place to call home.

Upper Cliff Park Closed for Rock Wall Repair

June 21 at 1:26 p.m. - The closure comes out of an abundance of caution as some sections of the rock wall have begun to deteriorate.

Downriver Golf Course Completes Irrigation Improvements

June 17 at 5:10 p.m. - Updated irrigation improves quality of play, saves millions of gallons of water per year.

Giving Our Neighborhoods a Voice

June 17 at 2:41 p.m. - Watch 1:50 - City provides resources for cleanups, safety.

City Launches Hydrant Lock Program for Water System Protection

June 10 at 3:56 p.m. - Added safety measure ensures clean, safe, and reliable drinking water

May

Neighbors Thank Spokane Police

May 27 at 2:34 p.m. - Watch 5:27 - SPD receives 214 commendations from community.

Repeat Offender Held Accountable

May 23 at 10:59 a.m. - Watch 3:31 - Good police work halts costly crime spree.

Creating New Housing Opportunities

May 19 at 4:05 p.m. - Watch 3:27 - Spokane proposes changes in building codes.

"Gratifying to Help Cover It Up"

May 19 at 11:01 a.m. - Local real estate firm teams up to assist with graffiti cleanup

Change is Here for On-street Parking!

May 17 at 11:56 a.m. - Parking Services team will replace meters starting in downtown core.

Laying the Foundation for Growth

May 17 at 8:57 a.m. - Watch 3:28 - Construction projects create jobs, help economy.

“A Place I Can Call Home”

May 6 at 2:35 p.m. - Watch 2:48 - Tips for taking the path to a better life.

April

Here’s to a smooth return of in-person Bloomsday

April 22 at 9:53 a.m. - Help make the return of in-person Bloomsday run smoothly.

City Council’s 2021-2022 Strategic Housing and Homelessness Actions

April 21 at 4:18 p.m. - Summary of Council Housing and Homelessness Actions

Assessing Streets Goes Hi-Tech

April 18 at 4:24 p.m. - City utilizes technology to gather data for street pavement maintenance.

WheelShare: A Review of 2021 and Looking Ahead in 2022

April 14 at 4:47 p.m. - In 2021, more than 450,000 rides were taken, covering over 400,000 miles across City streets, paths, and bike lanes.

March

$80 million in Construction Projects Underway for 2022

March 31 at 3:12 p.m. - Watch 9:47 - Work on streets, bridges, water and sewer maintenance projects underway.

2022 Legislative Session Outcomes

March 25 at 4:46 p.m. - Summary of 2022 Washington State Legislative Session Outcomes

Video Series Trains Neighborhood Leaders

March 25 at 10:53 a.m. - Videos support leadership of neighborhood councils

Give Your Way with Spokane Gives!

March 24 at 10:49 a.m. - Sign up for a Spokane Gives project now

Test Fest Is Back

March 22 at 4:02 p.m. - The City of Spokane is hiring!

“Neighbors Drive 25” Pedestrian Safety, Traffic Awareness Campaign

March 21 at 11:06 a.m. - Pick up your Neighbors Drive 25 sign!

Bridge Housing Opens Opportunities

March 11 at 11:43 a.m. - Watch 3:20 - Center provides people tools to escape homelessness.

Big Trends Squeezing Spokane’s Housing Supply

March 10 at 2:28 p.m. - How the Shaping Spokane Housing work is addressing housing options.

New Look, Better Service for Parking Reservations

March 9 at 10:06 a.m. - Special Event and Construction reservation parking program gets update.

Disposal Passes Now a Year-Round Neighborhood Clean-Up Option

March 1 at 1:11 p.m. - Spokane neighborhood beautification and cleanup efforts have received a boost.

February

City Council Funds Kardong Renovations

Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. - Watch 2:45 - Centennial Trail bridge getting improvements.

New South Hill Dog Park in the Works

Feb. 25 at 9:17 a.m. - Spokane Parks and Spokane Public Schools are partnering to replace an unofficial dog park displaced by the construction of a new school.

Subscribe to the Community Update Newsletter

Feb. 23 at 4:15 p.m. - Stay up to date on City news by signing up for our newsletter!

Kids Dig Mobius Discovery Center

Feb. 23 at 2:02 p.m. - Watch 2:10 - Interactive exhibits spark interest in science.

Free Parking Perks During Renovation

Feb. 21 at 5:17 p.m. - Offline meters allow for temporary free on-street paid parking.

Become a Master Composter/Recycler

Feb. 18 at 10:52 a.m. - Applications for the program are being accepted now!

Anthony’s Hungry for Your Business

Feb. 16 at 10:23 a.m. - Watch 2:13 - Take an extra turn or two to reach Anthony’s.

Narrower walkway tested on Browne St. viaduct

Feb. 8 at 3:30 p.m. - City crews are adding fencing to Browne Street viaduct to keep it clean

Message to Breaeh

Feb. 8 at 12:59 p.m. - A 10-year-old girl is hoping to dance her way to nationals with a police tribute.

The BHU unit sees continued growth and success

Feb. 7 at 12:20 p.m. - Watch 1:15 - The goal of the unit is to help people manage their crisis in the best way possible

January

Free Compost for Green Cart Subscribers

Jan. 31 at 2:23 p.m. - The City is teaming up with Barr-Tech to offer free compost to current and new yard waste cart subscribers.

Mayor Fights Litter with 12 More Bigbellys

Jan. 28 at 2:25 p.m. - Watch 1:59 - Smart trashcans help keep downtown cleaner

Time Limit Results Are In

Jan. 26 at 2:55 p.m. - Parking feedback and study recommendations leads to time limit updates.

New Children’s Book Teaches About Spokane’s Waste

Jan. 26 at 10:11 a.m. - New children’s book explains how Spokane’s Waste to Energy facility works and the importance of making less waste.

See a Pothole, Report It!

Jan. 20 at 11:05 a.m. - Report potholes online, via the MySpokane 311 app, or by phone.

New Watchdog Guards Against Discrimination

Jan. 20 at 9:56 a.m. - Watch 2:31 - Spokane’s Civil Rights Coordinator promotes equality.

SPD volunteer programs for young people renamed and refreshed

Jan. 19 at 10:54 a.m. - Watch 2:44 - Police Cadet Program replaces former Co-op Program for youth – what the change entails.

Shoplifting Emphasis

Jan. 13 at 3:17 p.m. - Watch 1:26 - SPD is looking to continue a successful shoplifting emphasis conducted the last few months of 2021.

City Council 2022: Moving Forward

Jan. 12 at 2:55 p.m. - Watch 8:08 - Council President Beggs reflects on a productive 2021 for City Council and looks forward to progressing more initiatives in 2022

COMING SOON! New Parking Meters and Kiosks

Jan. 7 at 11:39 a.m. - New on-street devices make technology leap.

DUI Emphasis

Jan. 5 at 2:58 p.m. - Watch 3:03 - SPD reminds you to be smart, be safe, don’t drive impaired and start the New Year off well.