Tag: Jason Upchurch

City Online – Council Gets Emails

After years of debate, City Councilmembers have now been given access to official city email accounts. The discussion started before COVID and ended following the recent election, with the majority of Councilmembers in favor of joining the rest of the world online.

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The Ins & Outs Of Deer Park City Council

For the first time in over 20 years, three new Councilmembers have simultaneously taken the oath of office. Former Councilmember Hellen “Dee” Cragun first took her position in 1997, lost her reelection attempt last year.

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Deer Park’s Ordinance: Homelessness & Public Spaces

Deer Park City Council has enacted a law addressing homelessness and public space usage. Influenced by legal considerations at the federal level, the ordinance introduces clear definitions, identifies restricted areas, and establishes procedures for homeless camp removal.

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City Council Makes Motions Towards City Growth

Large lots of land were annexed into the city with a split decision to bypass the city’s routine ordinance procedures. Lakeside Development, a land development, is slated to build 111 homes. The City Council also approved a contract with Retail Strategies to bring more national chains to Deer Park.

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Today: City Of Deer Park Budget Workshop

Each year, the city holds a City Budget Workshop for the Mayor & City Council to approve the budget for the following year. While the meeting is open for the public to attend, public comment will not be permitted.

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Annexations Done & More To Come

Expanding the Deer Park city limits is the result of a recent annexation request that was expedited by the city council. Another expansion is in the works, but moving at a slower pace.

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McMorris Rodgers Connects with Deer Park Community

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers kicked off her August work period with a roundtable event in Deer Park on July 31st at the Spokane County Fire District #4 meeting room. She talked with some community members at the event to better understand the area’s challenges and concerns. McMorris Rodgers gave an update on her work in the People’s House.

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Council Debates Growing Issues

The City Pool will open soon. The City Council debated and voted on hiring a consultant to complete the Law Enforcement Study. Growing Deer Park with annexation request and 107 new homes approved for development.

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3 In The Running For Deer Park City Council

Helen Dee Cragun, Billy Costello & Diane Pfaeffle have all filed for Deer Park City Council positions. Caleb Stapp will not be running for reelection. Other candidates have until Friday to register for the election.

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