🌱 Small businesses pay reduced fees + no huge rent increases

Welcome back Spokane! Let’s start this Wednesday right. Here are the most important things that happen in the city today.

First the weather today:

Mostly cloudy, a few showers. High: 58 Low: 41.

Here are the top stories in Spokane today:

  1. Spokane City Council Unanimously decided to postpone an increase in business registration fees and agreed to lower the fee amount for start-ups. In justifying its decision, the council said it hoped “to accommodate small business owners rather than increasing costs and to give new businesses a head start”. New businesses will now pay $ 60 for the registration fee from February 1, 2022 through the end of 2022. (KXLY Spokane)
  2. Landlords who accept rental subsidies would, according to a proposal, be prohibited from increasing the rent Spokane City Council president Breean Beggs on Monday.
    One year after receiving the rent subsidy, a landlord may not increase the rent by more than the inflation rate and must cancel this in writing at least 90 days in advance. The proposal would also protect tenants from eviction if some of the unpaid rent is from March 2020 to July 2021 and they have applied for rental allowance. (The speaker’s report)
  3. Three Spokane This year the judges at the district court are up for re-election. There is a competitive race for the seat now held by Matthew Antuschbut the other two judges Mary Logan and Kristin O’Sullivan, are undisputed. (Spokane Public Radio)
  4. Providence health care reported 97% of staff in hospitals and clinics in Spokane and Stevens Counties have complied with the governor Jay Inslees Vaccine Mandate. (KREM.com)
  5. We play“is a two-story, 5,489-square-foot structure for children ages 2 to 12 that opens around Spokane Valley timesMe on friday. (KXLY-Spokane)

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Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English literature from Weber State University. Over the years he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist and marketing director for various digital media companies. He is currently the co-owner and operator of the content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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