MAYOR DAVID CONDON SAYS THE CITY WILL LEARN FROM THE
ISSUES STEMMING FROM THE FORCED RESIGNATION OF FORMER
POLICE CHIEF FRANK STRAUB.
we really want to look across the board, and look
at best business practices, in municipal government
both in work force issues and also in public records
THE MAYOR SAYS THEY HAVE LAUNCHED A TASK FORCE ON
DEALING WITH ISSUES OF HARRASMENT TO UPDATE POLICIES,
AND SPOKANE AND OTHER CITIES ARE CREATING A COMMISSION
ON HOW PUBLIC RECORDS ARE HANDLED,
really use spokane as a test bed for that and how
we move forward.
NOW THE ENTIRE CITY MUST TURN THE PAGE, LEAVE THIS
UGLY CHAPTER IN THE PAST, AND MOVE FORWARD.
my sense from the judge is that the issues of concern
that caused the recall are important issues, it's
just that the recall procedure isn't the way to address
them :13W8 24
CITY COUNCILMAN BREEAN BEGGS SAYS CITY COUNCIL IS
STILL GOING TO ADDRESS HUMAN RESOURCE POLICIES, ESPECIALLY
AROUND SEXUAL HARRASSMENT.
we still need to get to the bottom of the public records
BEGGS SAYS CITY COUNCIL IS EXPLORING THE IDEA OF MAKING
THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INDEPDENT FROM THE CITY.
so the advice on public records being released willl
be independent and accountable to the voters and there's
no perception that it's political :8W10 22
STUCKART, BEGGS, AND THE MAYOR SAY MOVING FORWARD,
THE CITY IS FOCUSED ON CONSTRUCTION, PUBLIC SAFETY,
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Beyond those problems that still need to be addressed,
i think we're looking for common group to work with
the mayor :6W11 22
we have some exciting times in front of us, but we
really want to focus on job creation, bringing down
our crime rate, we've had huge progress in that area,
but we still have work to do :9