January 24, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 40

AH council ends STEP agreement

Spokane County would have received percentage of funds from project earnings

At its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting, the Airway Heights City Council unanimously voted to fully terminate the interlocal agreement between the city and Spokane County regarding services and impacts of tribal gaming on Indian lands.

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The interlocal agreement sent a certain percentage of gaming funds earned from the Spokane Tribe Economic Project (STEP) to Spokane County. Part of the agreement included a neutrality clause for the board of county commissioners, forcing the board as a group to remain neutral in public proceedings.

The City Council met for around 40 minutes in executive session bef...

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