While the Spokane press drones on about the evils of money in politics, it appears they generally afford coverage to only those they favor or that purchase their advertising. Judging from previous elections, the daily paper in particular seems to have little interest in candidates that refuse to be conflicted by money and special interests.
I can’t blame Dave Condon for raising large sums of money, when considering the manner our current mayor uses city assets to promote herself; however, neither tactic benefits the Spokane community over the personal careers of individual candidates.
Spokane City Government has become a strong argument for locating and investing in Post Falls and other regional communities where water and most other basic municipal services can be purchased at a discount.
Spokane has suffered from a long-line of, “Pied Pipers” playing an environmental song, while often blissfuly unaware of science, economics and even the actual environment.
Waste Management, Inc. must surely love Spokane, which per capita is likely one its most lucrative markets in the entire nation. Our little public/private venture is actually a public monopoly masquerading as a noble environmental effort that financially benefits a few over the interests of the general rate-paying public.
Spokane must stop sending children to negotiate with wolfs, or we will continue to watch jobs and opportunities migrate away. Loading up the citizens with excessive revenue demands and future generations with more debt is not a path that I will lead Spokane down. ~ Mike Noder