Tuesday AM Council Recap 9/1/5/15: Partial Street Vacation and Economic Development Incentives

At last nights council meeting, the Council unanimously voted to approve a partial vacation of Pearl Street between Sharp and Sinto, and Sinto and Mission. The vacation was partial to preserve neighborhood connectivity. Council also unanimously adopted amendments to the City of Spokane’s Economic Development Strategy, which was a collaborative effort between staff, the Mayor and Council to solidify the city’s economic development incentives and strategies. You can read the original resolution establishing our economic development strategy here.

Other items the council approved include an emergency budget ordinance to create an additional accounting position in the Parks Department, an emergency budget ordinance for positions to help implement next level of treatment projects at Riverside Park Wastewater Reclamation Facility, a resolution establishing a regular meeting time for the City Council Community, Health and Environment Committee, a resolution approving the appointment of Katherine Miller as Director of Integrated Capital Management, a sole source contract with Branom Instrument Company to purchase IT gas monitoring system components, a resolution setting a hearing to vacate a portion of Grandview Ave and a resolution expanding the function of the Citizen Transportation Advisory Board. All of these items were approved unanimously.

Two items from last week were deferred to an upcoming council meeting: a resolution regarding a $5 million Spokane Investment Pool (SIP) loan to make capital expenditures for the Spokane Central Service Center and a resolution regarding a “in camera” review of confidential attorney-client communication by the Ethics Commission.

At next weeks meeting, council will be voting on Council President Stuckart’s neighborhood notification ordinance. To read about it and other items on next weeks agenda, click here.

Council recap

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