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Recap of the February 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the February 2016 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

This is a brief recap of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council (EGNC) meeting that took place on February 10, 2016. Patrick Striker, the Executive Director of the Spokane Community-Oriented Policing Services (Spokane C.O.P.S.) program gave common-sense advice about preventing crime. Some of his tips included: Do not leave anything tempting in a vehicle, such as a laptop bag, regardless of whether or not it contains valuable contents. As jackets can also be used for covering valuables, that may also be tempting to a…

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Recap of the March E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Recap of the March E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

The March 11, 2015 meeting of the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council (EGNC) featured Kelly Norwood of Avista, assisted by Casey Fielder, as its guest speaker. Kelly provided a printed slideshow with some background on the company, its infrastructure, as well as the rate regulations it is subject to. Of the $2.5 billion investment in Avista, 48% is equity, owned by shareholders, and 52% is owned by bond holders and banks. Avista is asking for a 4.75% authorized return on equity, which, according…

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Materials for the Feb 11 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Materials for the Feb 11 E-G Neighborhood Council Meeting

Following a relaxing January hiatus, the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council meets tomorrow (February 11) for the first time in 2015. The meeting starts at 6pm in the Corbin Senior Center (827 W Cleveland). There are no guest speakers on this month’s agenda, which leaves us ample time to review and vote on the traffic-calming applications that schools, churches and residents have submitted this year for the neighborhood council’s approval. There are two arterial and three residential applications — with the possibility of more arriving between now…

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Traffic-Calming Workshop (Jan 21)

Traffic-Calming Workshop (Jan 21)

The Office of Neighborhood Services is hosting a traffic-calming workshop for neighborhoods in District 3 — which includes Emerson-Garfield — on Wednesday, January 21 from 6 to 7:30pm at the West Central Community Center (1603 N Belt). This workshop goes hand-in-hand with our call for neighborhood traffic-calming requests. The aim of the workshop is to give applicants one-on-one instructions and review some example projects. If you’re thinking about submitting a traffic-calming request, this workshop will help you create a strong application for your proposed project. These workshops are for anyone…

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Submit Your 2015 Traffic-Calming Requests

Submit Your 2015 Traffic-Calming Requests

Are there speeding cars on your street? Do you know of a road that’s dangerous to cross on foot because drivers can’t see pedestrians or are reluctant to stop for them? Those are situations that sometimes call for traffic-calming measures. These can include  roundabouts (aka traffic circles), chicanes, bump outs, crosswalks and other improvements. The Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council is soliciting traffic-calming requests for 2015. All you have to do is go to the City traffic-calming page and download the residential or arterial traffic-calming form…

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The Future of North Monroe

The Future of North Monroe

The state of North Monroe has been a point of concern for residents and businesses for a long time now. This poorly lit, five-lane, treeless thoroughfare physically and psychologically divides Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood. There have been pedestrian fatalities. The doors of parked cars have been ripped off by passing traffic. The current environment is downright hostile to anyone who wants to park and walk from shop to shop, and by the same token, it poses an additional challenge to all the…

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Roundabouts Begin on W Montgomery

Roundabouts Begin on W Montgomery

The barriers and detour that have suddenly sprung up on the stretch of W Montgomery between N Monroe and Northwest Boulevard mark the start of construction for the traffic circles (aka roundabouts) that will help to abate speeding. The chain-link fence in the left of the photo below has been taken out twice in recent years due to speeders. This post from August shows the engineering designs and also contains links to the long but fairly smooth history of this…

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