The Spokane Valley City Council is looking for some part-time help.
At Tuesday’s meeting, council members announced they will be accepting applications from individuals interested in serving as a temporary council member to fill in for Bill Bates, who has battled cancer. The appointee will serve for an extended absence for a period up to a year or until Bates returns to office.
State law requires that a council member be a resident of Spokane Valley for at least a year prior to appointment, and be a registered voter at the time of application. Council positions are at-large positions.
Applications must be received by the city clerk no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Late-arriving mail will not be accepted.
Applications may be hand-delivered or mailed to: Chris Bainbridge, City Clerk, Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave., Suite 106, Spokane Valley, Washington, 99206.
Questions may be directed to Chris Bainbridge, Spokane Valley City Clerk, 509-720-5102, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.
Application forms can be found on the city’s Web site at spokanevalley.org; or by calling the city clerk’s office.
The formal appointment will likely be scheduled during one of council's regular meetings in June.
The City of Spokane Valley is a noncharter code city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The council is comprised of seven members, all of whom have an equal vote, with the mayor chosen every two years from among fellow council members. As the legislative body, the City Council establishes local laws and policies, and has general oversight and control over the city’s finances, primarily through the budget process.
Council meetings are held Tuesday nights at 6 p.m., however there will be no meetings on May 19 and May 26.