As we work to address issues that impact our environment, the City of Spokane has made the choice to develop plans that are both environmentally and financially responsible.
We want to be good stewards of this place we call home and meet environmental regulations that protect our resources. At the same time, we recognize that our community has financial limitations; our median household income within the City continues to lag behind the state and nation. Our businesses, too, need assurances of predictability and affordability from their City government.
That means we must work to get multiple benefits for the dollars we spend. We want to gain above-ground improvements while we improve underground infrastructure. We want to use these projects to help grow our economy and create jobs. We want to ensure that we are not wasting available energy and resources, saving dollars for more important and direct services to the public.
There are many examples of how going green allows us to save money or improve service to citizens:
Our environmentally and financially responsible approach will help us boost our economy, save taxpayer dollars, and leave our community better off.