Monday, May 3, 2010

Enviros vs. Tea Partiers tonight at City Hall?

Posted on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM

As mentioned in this week's Inlander, the Spokane City Council will discuss what to do tonight with a couple of proposed ballot initiatives dealing with the mayor's Sustainability Action Plan. 

A quick reminder: The plan encourages sustainability-minded actions at City Hall and around the city, and its opponents think the United Nations is taking over Spokane.

If the past is any indicator, there should be some hearty discussion on the topic. Already, folks on the right are trying to deliver a cadre of people — under the radar. 

"The reason I am not sending this out on any public or mass e-mail lists is that we are trying to keep this quiet," wrote one Tea Party member in a private e-mail exchange obtained by The Inlander. "If the opposition knows we are showing up in mass [sic], FutureWise, Envision Spokane, and the other Greenie Weenies will probably try to show up as well. Pass this along to all the like-minded people you know. Hopefully we will catch them by surprise."

Oops. Did we spill the beans?

In other City Hall news, tonight the City Council will also make a decision on whether to hire another elevator inspector or not. George Stumph, the city's only inspector, doesn't have enough hands or time to inspect the city's 1,100 conveyances.

The council meeting starts at 6 pm at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in the Council Chambers. Be there! 

[ photo: Mike Fagan protesting the mayor's sustainability programs in front of City Hall -- photo: Young Kwak ] 

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