Friday, May 29, 2009

Police Ombudsman Candidate Forums

Greetings Neighborhoods,
Please find attached some information about the City's ongoing process for choosing an ombudsman. Here is some general information about your chances to get to know the candidates:
A series of three forums, designed to allow the public to provide their comments on the candidates, will be held:
  • Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m. in the Chase Gallery in the lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
  • Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at the West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt.
  • Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone.
The City announced the three finalists last week.  They include:
  • Anthony Betz, of College Station, Tex.  Mr. Betz is a retired FBI agent who is currently working as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University.
  • Timothy Burns, of Visalia, Calif.  Mr. Burns is a retired police officer who is now working as the Neighborhood Preservation Manager for the City ofVisalia.
  • Greg Weber, of Spokane.  Mr. Weber is an attorney in private practice and has previously served on the staff of the Washington State Attorney General.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!

Jonathan Mallahan | Director | 509-625-6734
City of Spokane | Neighborhood Services & Code Enforcement |
"You don't have to move to live in a better neighborhood."

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fwd: For Immediate Release - Street Sweeping in Browne's Addition Next Week

From: Deasy, Ann
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 8:49 AM
To: Deasy, Ann
Subject: For Immediate Release - Street Sweeping in Browne's Addition Next Week





May 22, 2009


Contact:          Ann Deasy

                        Public Information Coordinator

(509) 625-6318





The City of Spokane will proceed with street sweeping in Browne's Addition on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26 and 27, starting at 9 a.m. The trucks will be on the north-south streets in Browne's Addition on Tuesday and the east-west streets on Wednesday.


Cars must be moved because the streets are so narrow in Browne's Addition the trucks cannot get through with parked vehicles lining the streets. Crews posted informational signs this week notifying residents. Vehicles parked on the street when the trucks come in will be subject to towing.  If your vehicle is towed, call 625-4100.



Ann Deasy
Public Information Coordinator
City of Spokane
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Seventh Floor
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 625.6318
(509) 625.6563 fax

Monday, May 18, 2009


The Browne's Addition Historical Tour on Tuesday, May 26, has been rescheduled for Tuesday June 2, from 6-7:30.  If your interested in taking this informative tour, contact Spokane Parks & Rec at 509-625-6200 or register online:  The cost is $12.  MaryLou Sproul, neighborhood resident, is the tour guide.

Future of the our Community Center

The Peaceful Valley Community Center is the designated center serving the Peaceful Valley, Browne's Addition and Latah neighborhoods. Expansion and/or relocation in collaboration with the American Indian Community Center is being considered. To better serve the neighborhoods, we ask this question:
What services and activities would you like to see in a neighborhood community center?
Please send any comments to Dean Lynch at

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Gathering May 6--Sustanability

The month's Browne's Addition Neighborhood Council gathering promises to be particularly interesting.  We will be discussing the issue of "Sustainability".  It's a term we hear a lot of lately, and it no doubt has 6 billion definitions. 

But we are looking at the issue from a neighborhood and personal perspective.  We will have representatives from the Mayor's Sustainability Action Plan, Avista, and community garders, among others. 

This should be a lot of fun, fast paced, and will give folk who attend some good tools to take with them.

Please plan to attend:

Wednesday, May 6
Gilkey Community Room
Museum of Arts and Culture (The MAC)
2316 W. First

6:30 - 8:00 pm (definitely done by 8:00)