Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mayor's Transition Team Makes Recommendations On Car Tabs & Gateways

The five transition teams assembled by Mayor David Condon reported to him yesterday on their ideas to move the City forward. In regards to transportation, the infrastructure team recommended the city maintain the vehicle tab tax that was instituted last year, despite Condon criticizing it during his campaign for Mayor.

This Spokesman-Review article summarizes the presentations made to Mr. Condon or you can view the video of the presentation on the City Cable 5 website.

One of the reporters from the Inlander was 'live tweeting' the presentation and sent out this message: Econ development director suggests we clean up Spokane's gateways as opposed to presenting a 'tired, beaten up community.

This idea has come up at SRTC Board meetings in the past several months as well. So we've been thinking about it around here. If you were to spruce up a 'gateway' to the City, such as the westbound I-90 exit at Division or a similar area, what would you include? Welcome signs? Wayfinding signage? Statues? Water features? Vegetation? Other?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want speed limit signs that light up a smilely face when you're not speeding. If you are speeding then just a small red led light to bring it to your attention, but not enough to seem like a reward.

SRTC Staff said...

Kind of like the ones in the Gonzaga district and other areas that show your speed then blink if you're speeding? Only have it 'reward' you if you're obeying the law? Interesting concept. I'll have to look around and see if there are any communities that have anything like that now.

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