Mayor Condon: 2020 budget builds a safer, smarter, healthier community

On Thursday, Spokane Mayor David Condon shared a first look at the 2020 budget for the City of Spokane.

Mayor Condon emphasized the city’s commitment to making Spokane a safer, smarter and healthier place through multiple programs.

The 2020 budget includes newly voted property tax revenues. That money will pay for 20 new Spokane Police Department employees, 17 are officers. That money will also support 30 firefighter positions that were previously paid for by grant money.

The proposed budget totals $1,082,259,291, which is slightly more than the 2019 budget. Read more about it here.

Citizens can learn more about the 2020 budget proposal at:

Community Assembly Meeting: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. in Council Briefing Center in lower level of Spokane City Hall

West Central Community Center: Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m.

Telephone Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Residents will be contacted using technology that allows the City of Spokane to call thousands of people to ask if they want to participate in the meeting. Citizens can also opt into the meeting by calling 877-353-4701 between 6 and 6:45 p.m. Residents can also watch it live in City Hall, on CityCable 5 or on the city’s Facebook page @spokanecity.