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.
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.
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.
Money was the hot topic at the last city council meeting. The Council Chambers filled near capacity as many people wanted to be heard. The City Hall building and concerns about taxes were frequently mentioned. Traffic and modes of transport were also discussed.
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