The Latah Valley is a unique, special, and attractive area of the city of Spokane
with a deep geologic and human history. The Latah Valley is home to people who deeply appreciate the attributes
and treasures of conveniences to downtown/airport balanced with a rural feel, active farming, and a vibrant
wildlife corridor home to moose, deer, coyote, osprey, bald eagle, and many other creatures.
Despite what should be protected, preserved, and a wisely planned for evolution of this area, the Latah Valley is
under tremendous pressure by the City of Spokane and development interests whose pursuits are threatening not only
the integrity and specialness of this area but literally the lives of the people and wildlife who call the Latah Valley home.
Latah Valley deserves to be protected!
Call to Action
The call-to-action is straightforward, Citizen Action for Latah Valley and its partners/supporters are
calling on the city council and mayor of Spokane to adopt a moratorium on major development in the Latah Valley until
comprehensive planning can be undertaken and funding sources identified for needed infrastructure. Please call on the
mayor and city council to adopt a moratorium on major development in the Latah Valley!
Why is a moratorium needed for Latah Valley?
Current roadway infrastructure can not handle traffic loads safely through Latah Valley
Near term projected roadway improvements will take time to implement and are not designed to be long term solutions
Latah Valley lacks adequate fire department services
Latah Valley lacks adequate police department services
Latah Valley has NO public transportation
Latah Valley has NO public library
Latah Valley has NO schools
Latah Valley has NO safe walking/biking routes connecting to other parts of the city
Latah Valley has NO community center
Proposed development will NOT be affordable (to most people in Spokane) or low income