Spokane Valley city staffers have been loading boxes and are set to open the doors to their new digs on Monday after a weekend move.
Meanwhile, there will still be a bit of unfinished business at Redwood Plaza, where Spokane Valley has called home since incorporating 2003. There will be one more council meeting, set for Tuesday, Sept. 19, where outside agencies will pitch their requests for economic development and social services funding from the city.
Due to the move, however, City Manager Mark Calhoun told the council Tuesday night that audio-visual equipment will be in the process of being set up at the new City Hall, located at Dartmouth Road and Sprague Avenue at the former University City. That means there will be no simulcast over the internet that evening, no later cable broadcast or a visually recorded copy. It will, however, be recorded on audio.
The council’s meeting on Sept. 26 will be the first in the new building and should be once again be visually recorded and broadcast.
“The process has been seamless for technology (in the new building),” Calhoun said.
The finance, human resource and city attorney offices have already moved to the new location with the rest set to do the same over the weekend.
“On Monday, Sept. 18, we’re officially open for business at the new city hall,” Calhoun said.
By Wednesday, Sept. 20, Calhoun hopes to be “completely out” of Redwood Plaza, well ahead of the Sept. 30 date when the city’s lease expires.
A dedication ceremony and open house is planned at City Hall, 10210 E. Sprague Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a flag-raising and ribbon-cutting, community photo, tours of the building, displays and more at that time.
More information can be found at spokanevalley.org.