The Spokane City Council this week made a couple of surprise moves- backtracking on implementing a new $20 vehicle tab fee and shifting money away from road plowing and repairs to be spent instead on rewarding departments whose labor unions made wage and benefit concessions.

Council members spent almost a year working out the details of a Local Improvement District (LID) to raise extra money for transportation improvements through the tab fee. At Monday night’s Council meeting, Council President Joe Shogan, who organized the initial work, reportedly wasn’t pleased with the rest of the council allegedly waffling on the decision. Here’s the story from the Spokesman-Review.

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