Monday, April 14, 2014

Ombudsman Commission public input planned

Commission expected to be seated this summer
Release Date: 4/14/2014 2:00:00 PM
MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
With the expectation that the new citizen Police Ombudsman Commission will be seated this summer, the City will host two public meetings this month to gather public input on how it should be formed, selected and function.
Meetings are planned on Monday, April 28, from noon to1 pm and Tuesday, April 29, from 5-6 pm. Both sessions will be held in the City Council Briefing Center.

“We are looking for robust input from the public so that the mayor and councilmembers will have good information from the community as they advertise the commission positions and select the members for the inaugural commission,” said Nancy Isserlis, city attorney.

Discussion topics include desired characteristics of individual commissioners and the makeup of the commission as a whole, with specific emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Application materials and process, level of background check requirements for chosen applicants, and public records issues involved in the process will also be discussed.
Recommendations and input will be compiled and forwarded to Mayor David Condon and the City Council by early May. Spots on the commission will be advertised by mid-May. Applications will be due in early June with the expectation that commissioners would be seated in late July.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Your Friday Update from the City of Spokane


April 4th, 2014
 The Friday Update is intended to give you information from many different City of Spokane Departments that may affect you or your neighborhood, as well as important news from neighborhoods around the City of Spokane. Click on underlined titles for more information.
Urban Farming Approved in City of SpokaneUrban Farming is a growing market in many neighborhoods.  Community market gardens, individual household gardens, chickens, and small livestock are becoming more and more common in residential neighborhoods through the City.
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Our Kids: Our BusinessFor the past eight years the Our Kids: Our Business campaign has been calling Spokane to action to make a positive difference in the lives of young people in our community.  Throughout April Spokane Fire Department is reaching out to four schools with a variety of teaching methods that impact multiple age groups.
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Provide Input on the City's Transportation System
As you move around the City, you gain an appreciation for the good parts of the City's transportation system and the parts that need work. The City of Spokane is asking you to share your knowledge using a new online mapping tool that will help inform an update to the transportation and utility chapter of the City's Comprehensive Plan.  Using the mapping tool you can not locations, intersections and stretches of street that are problematic and those that are working for you.
Link Spokane General Wikimap
Link Spokane Bicycle & Pedestrian Focus Wikimap

Ben Burr Trail Update
The Ben Burr Trail is moving forward in design and on schedule to be built this year.  many in the community are excited by the pending improvements.  Others still have reservations.   
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Lincoln/Monroe To Receive Major Facelift
A section of Lincoln/Monroe St. from 8th to 17th Ave. will close this summer and fall to receive a major facelift.  This construction will provide some major updates to utilities, sidewalks, lighting, stormwater and landscaping.
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Mayor Vetoes Urban Growth Ordinance
 Mayor David Condon announced today a signed joint development agreement with the Spokane County Commissioners to work together with the City Council to improve the process of bringing new jobs and opportunity to Spokane while maintaining our quality of life.
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City Council Majority Calls Mayoral Veto CostlySpokane City Council President Ben Stuckart and Councilmembers Jon Snyder, Amber Waldref and Candace Mumm stood with neighborhood leaders and local non-profit organizations today in support of sensible planning and public utility policy for the City of Spokane.
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Weekly Obstruction UpdateApril 4th-April 11th
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Neighborhood Meeting Calendar 

Upcoming Events   April 4th, 4:00-6:00pm
Community Assembly
City Hall (Council Briefing Center), 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
Agenda & Packet

April 4th-6th, 8am-5pm
Chief Garry Park Neighborhood Yard Sale
3014 E. Indiana
Flyer

April 8th, 4:00-5:30pm
Public Safety Committee
YMCA Corporate Building, Corner of Boone and Monroe

April 8th, 6:00-7:30pm
Pedestrian Transportation & Traffic 
West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt

April 9th, 2:00pm
Plan Commission
City Hall (Briefing Center)
808 W. Spokane Falls BlvdAgenda
April 10th, 6:00-7:30pm
CDBG Task Force Mtg
East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone
Last Meetings Minutes

April 12th, 8:00am-12:00pmCleaning from the Core
Flyer

April 15th, 6:00pm
Greater Hillyard Business After Hours with Mayor Condon
Beacon Hill Event Center, Cost: $30 non-members (price goes up on Monday)
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April 26th, 8:30am-11:30pm
Community Assembly Workshop-Presented by Building Stronger Neighborhoods Committee
East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone

April 28th, 5:00-6:00pm
Building Stronger Neighborhoods
Fire Station 4, 1515 W. Riverside

May 2nd, 4:00-6:00pm
Community Assembly
City Hall (Briefing Center), 808 W. Spokane Falls
     
 
                                                               

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dear Neighbors, please join us Thursday, April 3 for this Block Watch forum. Make a difference in YOUR community!







Monday, March 31, 2014

Addition Neighborhood Council's April General Meeting. We meet at the MAC on Wednesday evening, April 2 at 6:30pm This month's topics are the Summer Concert Series, Riverfront Park Master Plan, and the options regarding the Yield Signs in the neighborhood.


Friday, March 28, 2014

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March 28th, 2014
 The Friday Update is intended to give you information from many different City of Spokane Departments that may affect you or your neighborhood, as well as important news from neighborhoods around the City of Spokane. Click on underlined titles for more information.

Weekly Construction Update
March 28th - April 4th
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Commute of the Century!
Commute of the Century, a bicycle tour of Spokane, is a group ride and/or a self-guided tour.  This new Bike to Work Week event is brought to you by Eye Consultants Northwest. Join us for "extended lunch hour" group rides during Bike to Work Week to explore Spokane's bicycle infrastructure over six routes across the city.
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2014 Regional Construction Map
      Spokane Regional Road Construction Map includes all construction projects county-wide that will impact traffic.  This year they are doing something new and only publishing it online, in an interactive format.  While that means no more paper maps, it also means people can now access it on their smartphones or other handheld devices.  It also allows user to zoon into smaller projects that are at the neighborhood-level and click on projects. 
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New Restaurant in Browne's Addition Neighborhood
      A new tavern is slated to open in the space that formerly housed E.J.'s Garden Bistro.  
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Progress Implementing Use of Force Recommendations
Spokane Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Frank Straub today reported great progress against the Use of Force Commission recommendations in its 12-month progress report to commissioners.
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Cleaning From the Core-Needs More Volunteers!
Cleaning From the Core is the kickoff event for Spokane Gives week which will take place April 12th-19th.  Cleaning From the Core projects aim to clean up the downtown core of Spokane from Riverfront Park to Interstate 90.  The cleaning will go from 8:30 to 10:30am.  There will be an after event party from 10:30am-12:00pm.  To learn how you can get involved click more details.
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Neighborhood Meeting Calendar


Upcoming Events
              
March 31st, 6:00pm
Town Hall
East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone April 1st, 4:00-6:00pm
Community Assembly
City Hall (Council Briefing Center), 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
Agenda

April 4th-6th, 8am-5pm
Chief Garry Park Neighborhood Yard Sale
3014 E. Indiana
Flyer

April 8th, 4:00-5:30pm
Public Safety Committee
YMCA Corporate Building, Corner of Boone and Monroe

April 8th, 6:00-7:30pm
Pedestrian Transportation & Traffic
West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt

April 9th, 2:00pm
Plan Commission
City Hall (Briefing Center)
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd Agenda

April 12th, 8:00am-12:00pm
Cleaning from the Core
Flyer

April 26th, 8:30am-11:30pm
Community Assembly Workshop
Location TBD

April 28th, 5:00-6:00pm
Building Stronger Neighborhoods
Fire Station 4, 1515 W. Riverside



 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Heads up! 

Your Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council will be talking about
some proposed changes to how we handle traffic in the neighborhood. Please join us at our April 2nd meeting to get some valuable information and discuss some of the options.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Councilman Jon Snyder to hold mobile office at Fire Station #4

Join him on March 28
Release Date: 3/25/2014 10:40:00 AM

MEDIA CONTACT: Jon Snyder, 509.625.6254
Spokane City Council Member Jon Snyder will host a mobile office at Fire Station #4 on Friday, March 28 from 1 to 2 pm. This is the first mobile office Council Member Snyder has held this year.
Citizens are encouraged to attend and discuss issues, concerns and policies facing the City.
Council Member Snyder represents District 2, which includes the South Hill, Browne’s Addition, Peaceful Valley, the Downtown Core area and parts of East Central.
Fire Station #4 is located at 1515 W First Ave. Reservations are not needed.