During the annual budget presentation at last night’s City Council meeting, Spokane Mayor David Condon declared the City on solid
footing and positioned to meet future needs.

He provided a line-item budget proposal that includes 25 new police officers, restoring fire response
capability at Station 9 by adding four new positions and putting $2.5 million
more into street maintenance (there’s the hook right there, in my opinion).
Condon says he built this budget based on what he’s heard from citizens at public meetings, block parties and conversations over coffee. That includes a continued emphasis on public safety, street improvements and getting to a cleaner Spokane River faster and more affordably.

input has helped sharpen the focus on timing construction projects with
necessary infrastructure enhancements to minimize the impact to homeowners and
avoid additional project costs. It has also helped broaden the City’s definition
of streets from one that just considers the variety of mobility uses to a
three-dimensional view that also includes below-ground connectivity for water,
wastewater and stormwater.

A complete copy of the line-item budget is available at MySpokaneBudget.org.

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