City Update for Week of November 17

By Paige Browning

[The City of Spokane, in particular the Mayor's office, gives periodic updates on city topics on select Monday mornings. This is the latest]
 
At the city of Spokane’s periodic Monday press conference, leaders announced a report-card type program the city is using to internally track departments.
 
Brian Coddington from the Mayor’s office says in a review of the third quarter, violent crime is down 14 percent from the same time last year, residential burglary is down 7 percent, and vehicle theft is down 14 percent. But, overall property crime is up 6 percent this quarter from the same quarter in 2012.
 
The full performance indicators report is available today on the city’s website.

In other city updates, Coddington says the city officially kicked off snow season last Friday. One aspect is their texting service for snow updates. He says they had 687 text users at the end of last season, and have more than 1,000 are signed up now. Coddington says to text 509-385-5775 to sign up for neighborhood text messaging services.
 
With the arrival of winter weather, city residents have just two more weeks to use their clean green bins. The service stops for the winter at the end of November, and begins again in March.
 
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