Housing Quality Task Force – Community Meeting

You are invited to be a part of a community conversation about quality and affordable housing in Spokane. The Mayor’s Housing Quality – Community meeting is next Tuesday, June 28th at the Downtown Public Library from 5:30-7PM.

Learn more about the Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force https://my.spokanecity.org/projects/mayors-housing-quality-task-force/

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2016 Corbin Park Yard Sale (June 18)

The annual Corbin Park Yard Sale is running this Saturday, June 18 from 9am to 5pm.

yard-saleAll the homes surrounding Corbin Park are able to participate. They typically have plenty for sale: clothes, furniture, kitchen items, books, games, toys and lots more. There will also be various charities with booths selling snacks, baked goods, plus arts & crafts.

Show the world you’re attending via the Facebook event.

Call for Volunteers: Weeding Day on Maple

It’s been about a year since neighborhood volunteers planted yucca and horizontal juniper bushes on Maple, and now it’s time for some spring cleaning. Join your neighbors to weed and beautify the area to keep it looking great. Meet up at the intersection of Euclid and Maple on Saturday, June 25 at 11 am. Bring your garden gloves and some light weeding tools.

Let us know you’re going here!

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Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force Survey

d0f5027d009ba7fd75f6c9f222d633eb.jpg.max800An effort is underway to improve access to quality housing in Spokane. The Mayor’s Housing Quality Task Force (HQT) has begun meeting to align City investments, resources and policies to support safe, quality housing in mixed-income neighborhoods. The HQT is looking for feedback from the public assist in this process. Stay up to date with the HQT’s progress on the project page.

Have ideas you think will help in your neighborhood or city-wide? Take the survey here: http://bit.ly/22MUtvU

Materials for the June 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

The Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meets tomorrow (Wednesday, June 8) starting at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Activity Center Center (827 W Cleveland).

This month we have a guest speaker, Nathan Gwinn, to discuss the city’s plan for infill housing.

Please help reduce paper waste and keep our printing expenses low by downloading the materials as PDFs:

Keep in mind that everyone who lives, works or owns property in Emerson-Garfield is welcome, so we look forward to seeing you tomorrow! And if you haven’t yet, please RSVP to the meeting on Facebook or on Nextdoor.

Neighbor Day Festival (June 3)

This Friday (June 3) is the Neighbor Day Festival hosted by the West Central Community Center. It will run from 3 to 7pm in A.M. Cannon Park (1920 W Maxwell Ave), which is located right next to the center.

Neighbor Day is an annual community-wide festival with live music, free food, face painting, a fun street fair, market-style vendors, crafts and community resource booths. This year’s “Out of this World”-themed carnival is presented by Community Colleges of Spokane.

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This year promises to be extra special because it’s the 35th anniversary. And contrary to what the poster might suggest, the WCCC serves a much larger area than the West Central Neighborhood, so don’t hesitate to check out Neighbor Day if you’re from Emerson-Garfield, Audubon/Downriver, or all the many neighborhoods beyond.

Trinity Catholic School Cow Plop (June 4); New Facility Proposed

Trinity Catholic School (1306 W Montgomery) is holding its 26th annual Cow Plop fundraiser on SaturdayJune 4 from 11am to 4pm.

Typically Trinity closes off a one-block portion of Cedar for this popular family-friendly event and brings in carnival-style games and activities. This year they’ll have a balloon-twisting clown, a bouncy house, games, arts and crafts, and lots more. Pizza Rita and a petting zoo will be there too.

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They’ll also have over 50 cash prizes, including $3,100 in prize money for the winner of the bovine bingo. To buy bingo tickets or request more information, call (509) 327-9369. All proceeds benefit the students at Trinity.

Trinity also has some exciting news to share this year. This is from the school’s principal, Sandra Nokes:

There is a couple who is going to honor the gift of childhood and the mission of Trinity School. Funds have been designated to construct a brand new Trinity, and building plans are in the development process. The city has NOT given us FINAL APPROVAL, however, we are hopeful that they will support this monumental gift and continue to work with us to make it happen. We believe that Trinity has been and will continue to be a “beacon of hope” in the community, and for all we serve. Remember, Trinity works with families to make tuition affordable and we serve a diverse population, both non-Catholic and Catholic. A new Trinity with Educare enables us to continue to serve children and families into the future.

The school will be soliciting input and approval from community partners including the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council once the plans reach the appropriate stage.