Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Rose Dempsey stepped down last week, citing an inability to come to consensus on many issues with the majority of the council, and health issues.
Dempsey often found herself on the losing end of many council decisions, including the first reading of an ordinance that would impose an “emergency amendment” to the city’s comprehensive plan. The law, which is up for final approval tomorrow night, would strip the “city center” zoning in the area of University City shopping center and replace it with a more broad “mixed use” designation.
The debate over that ordinance was contentious, and some speculate, the last straw for Dempsey. Here’s more on the ‘City Center’ debate from the Spokane Valley Herald.