Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18th, 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.
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Building Stronger Neighborhoods WorkshopThe Community Assembly's Building Stronger Neighborhoods is holding a workshop on April 26th at the East Central Community Center at 8:30am-Noon.  The workshop will be on "Planning and Running Meetings that Don't Suck" presented by Liz Moore, Director of PJALS (Peace and Justice Action League).  All are welcome!
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Register for Commute of the CenturyJoin this roaming tour of Spokane's bicycle infrastructure.  Spokane City is hosting a supported series of "extended lunch hour" rides covering most of the existing bike lanes and paths in Spokane.  Ride your preferred route and provide feedback on the next steps to develop the bike network.  Ride all six routes by June 31st and show your ultimate stamina as a 100-mile commuter! To register click more details.
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Earth Day Spokane CelebrationThe Earth Day Spokane all-volunteer organizing committee has partnered up with Riverfront Park to celebrate Earth Day Spokane on Saturday, April 26th.
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Ombudsman Commission Public Input Planned
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 28th, from noon to 1pm and Tuesday, April 29th, from 5-6pm in the City Hall, Council Briefing Center.
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Groundbreaking for Nelson Service Center Project
On April 25th, at 11am at 915 N. Nelson there will be a celebration of the groundbreaking for the new combined Solid Waste Management & Fleet maintenance facility, known as the Nelson Service Center.
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Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014, Call for CommentsThe City of Spokane Park Board will be hosting two public comment periods regarding the Riverfront Park Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee recommendations on new and existing Park uses.  The next public comment meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24th, at 6:00pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
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Weekly Obstruction UpdateApril 18th-25th
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Neighborhood Meeting Calendar

Upcoming Events
April 23rd, 2:00pm
Spokane Plan Commission
City Hall (Council Briefing Center), 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Draft Agenda

April 26th, 8:30am-11:30pm
Community Assembly Workshop-Presented by Building Stronger Neighborhoods Committee
East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone

April 26th, 10:00am-5:00pm
Earth Day Spokane
Riverfront ParkApril 26th, 
April 28th, 5:00-6:00pm
Building Stronger Neighborhoods
Fire Station 4, 1515 W. Riverside
May 2nd, 10:30am
Celebration for Huntington Park and New City Hall Plaza
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May 2nd, 10:00am-8:00pm
Food Truck Rally
Post next to Riverfront Park & City Hall

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

May 6th, 6:00-8:00pm
C.O.P.S. Public Crime Prevention Forum
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St.

May 7th, 1:00-3:00pm
Buried in Treasures Workshop
2702 N. Perry

May 8th, 4:00-5:30pm
Public Safety Committee
YMCA Corporate Office
Boone & Monroe

May 8th, 6:00-7:30pm
Pedestrian Transportation & Transit (PeTT) Committee
West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt