Subject line: Why protect the Latah Valley? Say it in a letter to the editor.
It's critical that we keep the pressure up regarding having the city council and mayor take clear action to protect Latah Valley and adopt a moratorium on major development in the Latah Valley until comprehensive planning can be undertaken and funding sources identified for needed infrastructure.
The Spokane city government needs to take action to limit major planned developments - for that to happen they need to hear from YOU. To facilitate neighborhood communication to the city we are supplying you with the following (see below):
Don't delay! Contact the mayor and city council today to ask that they adopt a moratorium on major development in the Latah Valley.
Dear [city council member; mayor]
I am contacting you today to call for and adopt a moratorium on major development in the Latah Valley (Grandview/Thorpe, Latah/Hangman, Eagle Ridge). Because of lack of planning and monitoring by the city decades ago, any level of major development cannot be adequately, responsibly, or safely absorbed by this part of the city until comprehensive planning is completed, to include dedicated funding for needed infrastructure.
There is a pathway to adequately, safely, and mindfully balance the integrity of the Latah Valley, protect the agricultural and wildlife corridors, manage traffic movements, and allow for smart development. That can only happen by pausing more major development in an area that lacks community resources and appropriate infrastructure and is in jeopardy of losing key community-wide attributes such as the inventory of viable agricultural land and critical wildlife habitat.
The pressure to grow Spokane should never come at the expense of preserving what makes Spokane a wonderful place to live. Please do the right thing - adopt a moratorium on major development in the Latah Valley until comprehensive planning can be undertaken and funding sources identified for needed infrastructure.
Nadine Woodward = email@example.com
Breean Beggs = firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Cathcart = email@example.com
Jonathan Bingle = firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Kinnear = email@example.com
Betsy Wilkerson = firstname.lastname@example.org
Zac Zappone = email@example.com
Karen Stratton = firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know when you've contacted the mayor and city council. Drop us a line at anyone one of these places: