Recap: Manito/Cannon Hill Neighborhood Meeting | News
It was a rainy walk to the front door of Wilson Elementary this morning. It’s an unusual time for a neighborhood council to meet, but during the summer months, sometimes you take what you can get. Or not. The neighborhood meant to meet at the school, but the doors were locked, so they met at The Scoop instead.
The intimate meeting covered a range of topics from infill housing to neighborhood signs and even issues addressing other issues. Manito/Cannon Hill meets during the last Tuesday of the month. Here’s some notes from this morning's meeting:
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Spokane Schools requires neighborhood councils to pay during the summer months to meet at the schools so that’s why most of the neighborhoods don’t mean. According to Manito/Cannon Hill’s by-laws, they have to meet during the summer.
Since neighborhoods can’t handle money in that fashion, the schools are out of the question for meetings. There will be a new location and time for their monthly meetings. Stay tuned for that as the weeks go on.
The neighborhood wants to make the infill housing ordinance a Type 3 Permitting Process so the neighborhood is aware of projects and is able to comment.
Neighborhood Signs for Legacy Business
Let’s say The Scoop wants to put a folding sign on Lincoln to say they’re open. They can’t actually do that because of sign ordinances in the city. The neighborhood wants legacy businesses to be able to advertise on main arterials in their neighborhood boundaries.
The neighborhood wants to change that. They'll be discussing this venture at their future meetings.
City council will be proposing in July to allow neighborhoods the option to take photo red funds to be used for the start up cost of cop shops. This was suggested specifically for the Balboa/South Indian Trail neighborhood.
Currently the photo red funds go toward traffic calming improvements in neighborhoods. It won’t change the way the funds are distributed unless the neighborhood wants to change it. Council is briefing the proposal in early July for a late July vote during their Monday legislation.