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Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

City Council Chambers

May 9, 2023 - 6:00 p.m.


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Call to Order - Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call - Excused Absences


Citizen Comments: Open to Public (two minute limit)

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Minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of April 25, 2023

  1. 4-25-23.pdf



Voucher Total = $1,288,689.29 (Expenditure Approval = $1,191,088.67, Other Payables = $97,600.62)


Payroll Total = $1,088,583.61


Claims for Damages


Derek Baziotis = $10,442.43


Small Contracts (Less than $10,000) - Approved by Mayor


Bulldog Rooter - UB drinking fountain = $2,783.08 plus taxes


ACTenviro - HHW disposal = $8,044.50


Tessa Appel - youth sports development camp = $40 per registered participant


Information Items


Public Safety Mental Health Program




Action Items


Public Hearings




23-047 - Resolution F-146 - Spokane Unite Regional Homelessness Initiative

A resolution approving the City to engage in discussions regarding an approach to addressing regional homelessness issues.


23-048 - Resolution F-147 - Lodging Tax Disbursement

The City received the attached lodging tax application from the American Legion No. 72 for an event to be held after the Rodeo parade.   It is the goal of the Legion to provide an event to encourage those attending the parade to stay downtown to visit businesses and restaurants.  




23-027 - Ordinance Y-41 - Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Map Amendment

    Ordinance Y-41 proposes to amend the Comprehensive Plan (land use map) and the Zoning Map for the land located between Bi-Mart and Grocery Outlet on SR-904.   The proposed change is from commercial to Mixed Use (on the west side of the creek), and to Residential (R-3H) on the east side of the creek.

    February 13, 2023 – Planning Commission heard this application and recommended approval.  There were concerns regarding the loss of low-income housing.   

    February 28, 2023 - City Council deferred action on Ordinance Y-41 to request more information.  

    March 14, 2023 - City Council was presented information about relocation options and assistance.   

    March 28, 2023 - City council heard from the applicant and the citizens, and approved a 1st reading of the ordinance.

    April 25, 2023 - City council heard from the applicant and the citizens, and approved a 2nd reading of the ordinance.  There are concerns regarding relocation, as City Council had requested a site assessment in terms of relocation eligible units.  Additional information had been provided. City Council did ask for additional information in regards to owner/tenant communication.


Other Business


Staff Reports


Mayor's Report


Council Reports


Executive Session


Conclusion of Meeting