Police & Community Forum on Nov. 17

bridging-the-gapAll are welcome to attend a Police & Community Forum on November 17, at 6 pm, at East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St.  Its purpose is to create an opportunity for dialogue between law enforcement and the community and to build trust.

The evening begins with panel discussion. Panels are made up of community members and law enforcement (both Spokane Police and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office) employees. Later, everyone breaks into small groups to discuss. The small-group discussion allows for better dialogue and more personal interactions. Panel members stay afterward to talk to people who have more questions/concerns.

The forums have been very helpful in opening up dialogue. Participant comments were overwhelmingly positive for all the forums, especially since the addition of small-group discussion. At the most recent forum, 82% agreed that the event helped build their trust. 89% of participants agreed that the event gave the community a chance to be heard.

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Project Meeting regarding the Normandie Complex


All are invited to attend a public meeting being held on Wednesday at North Central High School by the City of Spokane to discuss this property which is currently owned by the City. The City of Spokane is seeking feedback from the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood regarding community needs for this property.


Normandie Complex Disposition

When: Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Where: North Central High School Library, 1600 N Howard St.

Agenda: Disposition of the “Normandie Complex”

The “Normandie Complex” is a 2-city block property owned by the City of Spokane and has been declared surplus property by the City Council in preparation for its disposition. The property is bounded by Mission Avenue on the north, Atlantic Street on the east, Sinto Avenue on the south, and Calispel Street on the west. The objective of the meeting is to gain insight into Neighborhood needs and concerns that the City should take into account while seeking and reviewing purchase offers on the Normandie Complex.

For more information call: City of Spokane
Ed Lukas, City of Spokane Asset Management
(509) 625-6286, 808 West Spokane Falls Blvd

Call for Volunteers: Weeding Day on Maple

It’s that time of year again! Help keep Emerson-Garfield beautiful and join your neighbors to ready the yucca and horizontal juniper bushes on Maple (planted by neighborhood volunteers) for fall. Meet up at the intersection of Euclid and Maple on Saturday, October 22 at 9 am.

Let us know you’re going here!


Windstorm Debris Clean Up Info

Photo from https://my.spokanecity.org

Photo from https://my.spokanecity.org

SNAP has limited funding to assist with the removal of trees, stumps, and woody debris over 4 inches in diameter for low-income home owners within the City of Spokane. The City of Spokane has provided funding to allow SNAP to provide these services. Eligibility is determined by SNAP guidelines and funding availability. SNAP can be reached at (509) 319-3080 or through their website at www.snapwa.org.

Resources are limited and approved funding is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit applications for SNAP assistance by September 20, 2016. Applications received after September 20, 2016 will be considered if remaining funding is available.

Neighborhood Clean-Up Program: Call the Office of Neighborhood Services to get information at (509) 625-6083. In some cases, neighborhoods have funds allocated to provide services to help you clean up your property.

Catholic Charities Volunteer chore service for seniors and disabled individuals can be contacted at (509) 459-6172. Eligibility is determined by Catholic Charities.

Additional information: Residents who do not qualify for programs are encouraged to look at the list of licensed arborists on the City’s website at spokanecity.org. For removal of large stumps, consider logging, demolition and excavation companies. The Waste to Energy Facility is located at 2900 S. Geiger Boulevard; clean green material can be disposed of at the regular clean green disposal rate. The cost is $5.30 for up to 220 pounds or $49.76 per ton. Call 8-1-1 before you dig for safety reasons.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Neighborhood Services and Code Enforcement at (509) 625-6083.

Peaceful Valley Yard Sale

The Peaceful Valley Neighborhood Council is holding a neighborhood-wide yard sale to raise money for the Neighborhood Council. On Saturday the yard sale will be expanded to include an original art sale featuring Peaceful Valley artists, a bake sale and music and poetry. Please come to buy some good stuff and enjoy the flavor of Peaceful Valley.
Dates:  Friday, September 30, 9 am to noon; Saturday, October 1, 9 am to 2 pm
Place:  Glover Field, 214 N Cedar St, 99201

Infill Development Open House Results And Continued Discussion

On August 30, the City of Spokane held an open house to discuss the infill development project. You may now view the results of the open house discussions.

The City invites continued discussion about the concepts presented in the comment section on their blog: my.spokanecity.org/news/stories/2016/08/30/infill-development-open-house-is-today/

For more information, and to participate in the online survey by Monday, September 12, please visit the project webpage: my.spokanecity.org/projects/infill-housing-strategies-infill-development/


Shaping Spokane – 2017 Update to the Comprehensive Plan


The City of Spokane has launched a new website, Shaping Spokane, to share information about the updates they are making to the Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year vision for the City and a roadmap for Spokane’s future that sets the framework for physical, social, and economic development of the City. As such, it provides guidance for city development – the major land uses, transportation systems, parks, open spaces, and centers for shopping and employment, as well as where investment in utilities, capital facilities, and services will be needed. On or before June 30, 2017, the City must complete its periodic update to ensure compliance with the Growth Management Act (GMA).

All are invited to a series of open houses where staff will present updates to the chapters of the Plan. The purpose of each workshop is to inform the Commission of changes to the chapters and provide an opportunity for feedback.

Date Time Address Area
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 4:00-7:00 p.m. 906 W. Main, Ground Floor
Downtown Spokane Library – Rooms 1A and 1B
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:30-8:00 p.m. 2934 E. 27th, (north side of Lincoln Heights Shopping Center)
Southside Christian Church
City Council District 2
Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:30-8:00 p.m. 4001 N. Cook
Northeast Community Center
City Council District 1
Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30-8:00 p.m. 1603 N. Belt
West Central Community Center – Newton Room
City Council District 3