City Council Seeks Input on Former Library in East Central

City Council Seeks Input on Former Library in East Central

In October, Spokane Public Library relocated to its new Liberty Park branch a few blocks away, leaving the 6,000 square foot city-owned former East Side Library vacant. A few proposals have been submitted to City Council for use of the space, however, Councilmembers want to ensure a thorough community engagement process as to what the community believes is the best use for the building. As part of a comprehensive public engagement effort, Spokane City Council is looking for community input…

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STA Proposed Fare Change – Feedback Requested

STA Proposed Fare Change – Feedback Requested

Spokane Transit Authority is now taking public feedback on proposed changes to the current fare policy. First and foremost, the proposal does not include a fare increase. Rather, the draft policy intends to expand transit discount program eligibility to thousands more people throughout the region, as well as introduce a new approach to collecting fares called “fare capping.” This short video explains fare capping, which is intended to address current fare inequities and reduces financial barriers to transit by eliminating the…

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Last Chance for 2021 Disposal Passes

Last Chance for 2021 Disposal Passes

The 2021 Disposal Pass Program is winding down for the year. You have until this upcoming Sunday, October 31 to request a disposal pass online (Valid Nov 1-30). For folks who do not have computer access or miss the Oct 31st deadline, there will be a limited number of paper disposal passes at the C.O.P.S. locations in addition to the MySpokane Desk on the 1st floor of City Hall. Picking up Paper Passes: Residents will need to confirm the hours of each C.O.P.S. location…

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American Rescue Plan Forum – Tuesday, September 28, 2021

American Rescue Plan Forum – Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Mayor Nadine Woodward and Council President Breean Beggs will host a virtual community forum to discuss the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding process. This public engagement invites community feedback about funding priorities. This moderated session is open for public testimony.   Tuesday, September 255:30-7:00 pm Watch Live Sept. 28 @ 5:30 p.m. or on the City Council’s Facebook page. Sign-up now for open forumCloses Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Speaker Sign-Up Please contact Hannahlee Allers if you have technical issues or are unable to sign up.

American Recovery Plan Community Feedback Request

American Recovery Plan Community Feedback Request

The City of Spokane is set to receive over $80 million in funds to spearhead emergency economic relief for businesses, residents, and communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their first step is to collect community feedback on the distribution of the American Recovery plan funds.  Using ThoughtExchange, they hope to capture and gauge community sentiment and opinion to help inform City Council on allocation decisions for our community.  Please consider participating by visiting https://tejoin.com/scroll/961107889 or using your smartphone camera to scan…

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