Tuesday, March 27, 2012

City Hall Eyeball: Council endorses Measure 1

Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 3:43 PM

At the same meeting where they said nay to a West Plains casino, the Spokane City Council unanimously endorsed the renewal of a tax to pay for expansions to the convention center and Spokane Arena.

Measure 1 would renew a bed tax and a sales tax to pay for the expansions. The Spokane Public Facilities District, which operates the buildings, estimates the venues brought in $63 million in 2009.

The measure passed unanimously, as did the appointment of Nancy Isserlis as city attorney.

But the big news of the night was the council passing a resolution against the Spokane Tribal Council's effort to build a casino in the West Plains. That passed by a 4-3 vote.

You can read more about that issue in Thursday's edition of The Inlander

But if you can't wait to once again make eyes with the City Hall Eyeball, glance in this direction.

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