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Former Spokane deputy city manager hired as interim deputy city manager for Spokane Valley

Former Spokane deputy city manager hired as interim deputy city manager for Spokane Valley

In order to ensure backup, based on city code, to the Spokane Valley city manager, the position of Deputy City Manager was filled on an interim basis by the City.

Roger Crum will be serving as Deputy City Manager until further notice. When appointed, city manager, Mike Jackson indicated that he would look at permanently filling the position until 2012.

Prior to Crum's hiring, finance director Ken Thompson had previously provided backup during extended absence of the city manager, but he recently retired leaving no backup.

Ballot Return Statistics for the City of Spokane Valley

Ballot Return Statistics for the City of Spokane Valley

The City of Spokane Valley has one of the lowest return of ballots so far during the Primary election in Spokane County. So far, 16% of issued ballots in Spokane Valley have been returned. Spokane County Elections says that total ballots returned as of this morning [.PDF] has added up to 35,544. Ballots are due tomorrow, Tuesday, August 17th by 8 p.m.

Bike and Pedestrian Master Program Reading Cancelled

Bike and Pedestrian Master Program Reading Cancelled

City Council has asked for additional time to review the proposed Bike & Pedestrian Master Program. The anticipated readings for the ordinance were scheduled for August 9th and 23rd, but they have been canceled. A discussion of the Program has been added to the agenda for the regularly scheduled study session on Tuesday, August 30th at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

As stated before, the meeting is open to the public and will also be available to watch on Spokane Valley's new SVTV Web Channel. Because it is a study session, public comment will not be taken.

Shea-Crouse bill would restrict use of unmarked police cars on private property

Shea-Crouse bill would restrict use of unmarked police cars on private property

A bill that would restrict the use of unmarked police patrol vehicles on private property for certain administrative business was introduced to the house on May 5 by 4th district Representatives, Matt Shea and Larry Crouse. House Bill 2113 is intended to prevent situations like the August 2010 shooting of 74-year old Wayne Scott Creach by a Spokane County Sheriff's deputy. For now the measure has been referred to the House Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee for further consideration.

Candidates Announced for Vacant Planning Commission Position

Spokane Valley released the names of six residents who have applied for an open seat on the Planning Commission. When former Planning Commissioner Arne Woodard was selected for position 5 on the City Council, the position resulted in a vacancy.

Applications were received from:

· John R. Baldwin, a retired security officer

· Gordon W. Curry, a self-employed real estate broker

Spokane Valley City Council Seat Closer to Being Filled

Spokane Valley City Council Seat Closer to Being Filled

The Spokane Valley City Council has narrowed down its search to replace position five left vacant by the late Bob McCaslin.

Out of eight people who applied, the council selected three candidates to be interviewed.

Those candidates are as follows:

  • Charles E. Hafner, a retired assistant school superintendent
  • Steven C. Neill,  a materials cooridinator
  • Ben T.

Eight People Apply to City Council Seat

City of Spokane Valley Press Release:

SPOKANE VALLEY, WASH---Eight Spokane Valley residents have submitted applications to fill an interim vacancy on the City Council that resulted from the recent passing of Councilmember Bob McCaslin. 

 

Applications for the opening in position #5 were received from: