The city has temporarily modified its services and operations to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of its employees and the general public. If you have questions about services, please contact City Hall at 509-720-5000 or email email@example.com.
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City Hall is currently open to the public only by appointment due to the pandemic. The west entrance to City Hall is locked; the only entrance that is currently accessible is on the east side of the building.
The city continues to conduct business and provide services. Please call 509-720-5000 to schedule an appointment to meet with a city employee or department. During the COVID-19 outbreak, many employees are working off-site and online to complete job tasks to help reduce the spread of the virus, and ensure their safety and the safety of others.
City Council meetings continue to occur at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at City Hall. Given Spokane Valley is in Phase I of the recovery process, the public is not allowed to attend City Council meetings in-person at this time. Anyone can watch each meeting live on SVTV Channel 14, stream it from the web, join the Zoom meeting or watch later via the city's website. People can provide public comment by sending their comment(s) by 4 p.m. the day of each meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up by 4 p.m. the day of each meeting to provide live oral comments during the public comment period of each formal meeting, which are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
The Permit Center at City Hall is closed, except by appointment. Call 509-720-5240 or email the center to make a virtual or phone appointment. Please consider using the city's ONLINE PERMIT PORTAL or email permit applications, questions and reports to email@example.com. For planning or zoning questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nearly all permit applications and additional materials can be submitted online via the permit portal. Fees can also be paid online; the 2.5% credit card convenience fee is being waived due to the pandemic.
Effective March 17, building Inspection staff may not enter occupied dwellings or medical-related facilities but will honor your inspection request by contacting you via phone to discuss alternate methods with which to conduct the requested inspection. Photos, video, FaceTime and other options are being tested by inspection staff. We would like to hear your suggestions! For all other projects, including new homes which are under construction (and not occupied), inspections will be conducted in the usual manner but please adhere to social distancing practices and give the inspector plenty of space.
City parks are open for recreation. Many Parks and Recreation Department programs have been cancelled or postponed. For up-to-date information parks and recreation events, programs and services, please visit their website.
The CenterPlace Regional Event Center and the Spokane Valley Sr. Center at CenterPlace in Mirabeau Point Park is also closed.
City Manager Mark Calhoun signed a proclamation of emergency/disaster on March 16 that enables the city to utilize additional resources and tools to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The following day, City Council ratified this action through the adoption of resolution #20-005. The proclamation will allow the city to exercise emergency powers during the COVID-19 outbreak to preserve and maintain the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, and seek federal financial assistance to support resources that may be utilized in an effort to restrict the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 related news announcements
Governor Inslee signs $2.2 Billion COVID relief bill allocating these federal funds.
Governor Inslee shares widespread plan for vaccination distribution.
One week extension of statewide restrictions announced by Governor Inslee.
Governor Inslee extends eviction moratorium through March 31, 2020. It was originally going to end on Dec. 31, 2020.
Washington State approves the use of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and rolls out a distribution plan.
Inslee announces updated school guidance for in-person instruction.
Vaccines arrive in Washington state. People in Phase 1a to begin receiving the week of December 14-18.
Inslee extends 26 proclamations related to COVID-19.
Governor extends restrictions until Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 and announces new economic supports for workers and businesses.
Governor and Health Department launch WA Notify, a new app designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Governor extends COVID-related proclamations - Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act
Treasurer extends deadline for property tax payments
Governor issues guidance for museums, bowling, agritourism and outdoor recreation
Updated indoor fitness and training facility guidance announced
New guidance for long-term care facilities introduced
Governor updates guidance and regulations for restaurants, bars, fitness centers, weddings, and funerals
AWC survey results highlight impact of COVID-19 on the populations and finances of cities
SRHD provides guidance for Phase 2 operations for food establishments
Governor Inslee announces smaller gathering sizes and ban on live entertainment
SRHD testing, quarantine and return to work guidance for non-health care businesses
What's open & closed in Governor's Safe Start Plan
Hearing Examiner suspends in-person public hearings
Public comment options at City Council meetings
Clarification of "essential" business sectors announced
Transfer station remains open for essential trips
Parks and Recreation Department implements changes
due to COVID-19
COVID-19 community resources and activities
City Hall open by appointment only
Spokane Valley Senior Center closed; city cancels other events
Spokane Valley issues emergency proclamation for COVID-19
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