Dear friends and neighbors,

This fall, I have had the opportunity to meet with a variety of organizations and individuals, both to prepare for the 2024 session and to celebrate some of the amazing work being done in Spokane during the interim. Two events that I found particularly inspiring were our Bike Town Hall and the Crosswalk Youth Shelter groundbreaking.

Bike Town Hall

At the beginning of the month, Council Member Zack Zappone and I hosted Spokane’s second ever Bike Town Hall event. Thank you to the almost 100 people who came out to ride with us! We had a pleasant ride and productive conversations about recent successes and future opportunities for bike infrastructure investments as we work toward the goal of making biking safe, accessible, and enjoyable throughout Spokane.

Check out this article from The Inlander

Crosswalk Youth Shelter Groundbreaking

On October 16th, Volunteers of America broke ground on their new Crosswalk Youth Shelter site on Mission Avenue. The new site will be significantly closer to Spokane Community College and will have a CHAS Health center on site. It also can be accessed easily on the new City Line Bus Rapid Transit route. I was honored to attend and celebrate all that went in to making this project possible.

The Legislature allocated $7.2 million to Volunteers of America for this new Crosswalk Youth Shelter. I am excited to see the continued positive impact of Crosswalk on homeless youth in our community.

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