2 Oct 2012
Last week, as Chair of the Spokane Regional Health District Board, I was offered the chance to visit Tacoma for a Health/Equity in Transportation conference. The day-long workshop explored how to better understand transportation and housing policy in the context of social and health equity. Here's a photo I took during a tour of downtown Tacoma and the reclaimed waterway and UW-Tacoma campus. Many efforts have been made to revitalize this historic section of downtown Tacoma...and many challenges still remain. A full blog post will be forthcoming!
At our City Council meeting last night, the Council, with the support of Visit Spokane, the Public Facilities District (PFD), and the Hotel/Motel Association voted 6-1 (Fagan voting no) to approve a 1.3% increase in Spokane's hotel/motel tax. A Read More