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Sue Lani Madsen: Spokane City Council’s focus on national issues takes away from its attention to local problems

October 21, 2017

"According to an analysis by Michael Cathcart, executive director of Better Spokane, the city’s general fund expenditures increased by 52.4 percent from 2005 to 2017. In that same 12 years, the cost of operating the City Council increased by 121.6 percent. Higgins accurately forecast the budget impact as the council increasingly takes on progressive political issues tangentially related to operating city government.

 

 

Read the entire column: 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/oct/21/sue-lani-madsen-spokane-city-councils-focus-on-nat/

 

 

 

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