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County steps back from booking fee increases

Status quo for now, saving Cheney, others, from 30 percent increase in jail services


Last updated 12/28/2018 at 12:59am

Cheney officials believe they’ve dodged a bullet fired their way by Spokane County regarding unexpected increases in booking fees at the county jail — at least for now.

In an Oct. 17 memo, Chief Budget Officer Tonya Wallace informed contracting agencies such as Cheney, Airway Heights and Spokane Valley that a proposed new fee schedule for jail services would be presented at an Oct. 18 meeting. The proposal would do away with the old system and institute a new pay-for-service function.

Under the proposal, agencies using the county jail would be charged $444 per booking, $108.50 per day f...

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