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Spokane - City and County Governments
City and County Governments

All community decisions should consider the impact on the family. 

Discussions should run through a family filter,
protecting and supporting the most important unit of our society.  

  • Spokane City
    (509) 755-2489

  • Spokane County
    (509) 477-2251

    County Commissioners
    meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Public Works Building.  In addition, a 15-minute public forum will be held at the beginning of each public meeting, in addition to the one at the end, to allow citizens to bring up issues not on the agenda.   The meetings will be broadcast live on City Cable 5, and replayed the following Thursday at 9 p.m.  For more information, call (509) 477-7195, or 263-9385, or the County Commissioner’s Office at 477-2265.  http://www.spokanecounty.org

    County Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday after the first Monday, at 9 a.m., and again 2 weeks later on Thursday at 1 p.m., in the Hearing Room.
  • Spokane Valley City Hall
    10210 E. Sprague
    Spokane Valley, WA  99206
    (509) 921-1000
    City Council – meets every Tuesday, 6 p.m. in the former City Hall location at
    Redwood Plaza
    11707 E. Sprague  992016
    Spokane Valley, WA
    Spokane Valley's population in 2017 was 94,890, making it the 10th largest city by population in Washington. 
What You Can Do
  • Attend Local Governing Meetings - City Councils, County Commissioners, School Boards, etc.   
  • Voice your opinion by sharing your own views on local issues you care about, such as education, environmental, political, crime, health, families, etc.  
  • Stand up and speak out in a quiet, knowledgeable voice for decency, truth, law and order.  Speak to those who have the responsibility to make and enforce our laws.  The good citizens of Spokane can push back the crime, filth, violence, and abuse in our community, by simply adding their strength and support to the strength of those who are already working effectively.  
  • Ponder what you would like to have changed, and where would you like to make a difference.   
Would you like legislation passed to require grocery stores to post a list of foods which have been recalled for safety issues?  Would you like toy stores to post items they carry which have been recalled for safety issues?  Obviously, many people never hear of recall notices via television and newspaper; and many people have these items in their homes.  

Would you like city governments to fund crime programs before funding less necessary programs?  

Would you like all citizens to be able to access the National Crime Information Center’s computer like law officers can?  Citizens could become eyes for law enforcement in determining if suspicious cars are stolen, or suspicious people are wanted by law enforcement.    

Would you like signs posted along the Spokane River warning people of the danger of eating fish caught in the river?  Should people be informed of the water and soil’s dangerously high levels of PCB’s, lead, dioxins, arsenic, phosphorous, sewage, lead and cadmium?  Should people know that the Spokane Regional Health District encourages people to avoid the dusty soils along the Spokane River between Plantes Ferry Park and the Idaho state line that could be breathed in, or mud that could cling to clothing, advising river users to wash their hands and face thoroughly before eating, and to wash anything that comes in contact with shoreline soils before entering a residence?  (For more information, see the Spokane River and Aquifer under the Environment topic on this website.)  
  • Read the local newspapers.  Learn what issues are of concern to others in our community by reading the Letters to the Editor.   Local newspapers invite the public to write a letter to the Editor.  Submit them by mail, email or fax.  View http://www.SpokesmanReview.com or mailto:editor@spokesman.com          
The Spokesman-Review guidelines include:
    • 200 words or less
    • Identification to verify authorship (your name, address and phone #) to assure you live in our region.   Your address and phone number will not be printed in the newspaper.
    • Documentation of the facts.
    • Specific events and titles of articles referred to.  
  • Get permission to organize a community education week on a local campus to address issues affecting families, the environment, education, the homeless, emergency preparedness, health issues, employment, etc. 

  • Distribute educational materials inside our shopping malls, with tables set up to share information on child abuse, disaster preparedness, community education, health, law enforcement, fraud, bike helmet and car seat safety, etc.. 

  • Participate in local festivals, by assisting with displays, booths, and performances.  
  • Assist in parade planning and preparation.