Signatures Collected For Disincorporation

SPOKANE VALLEY — More than 90 people are out collecting signatures to get a measure to disincorporate Spokane Valley on the next ballot.

Organizers of the disincorporation effort say the bad weather last month put them behind, but they are still confident they will get this measure on a November ballot.

Art Keinath picked up his signs and clip board Monday night to get involved in the effort to disincorporate Spokane Valley.

“The money we’re spending it’s just not right,” Keinath said. “I think the county was doing a good job before.”

Keinath joined dozens of other volunteers Monday night for a volunteers meeting on the disincorporation effort.

More than 90 people will be going door-to-door in the next few weeks to collect the necessary 24,000 signatures to get the issue on the ballot.

Rose Parcher is 86 years old and she has collected 80 signatures so far.

“I know a lot of people that are anxious to get back to the way we used to be. They don’t want this, they want to be disincorportated,” Parcher said.

Supporters disincorportation argue the city hasn’t improved the Valley as promised, and they allege tax dollars are paying for another layer of government that they do not need.

Organizer Sally Jackson did not know how many signatures were collected on Monday night, but she is still confident that they will get it on the ballot..

“If it gets to the vote, it will happen. If we get the 24,000 votes, it will happen. I don’t have a doubt in the world it will happen,” Jackson said.

Supporters of the city have said Spokane Valley has been fiscally responsible and is in good or better shape than any other city in the northwest.