Heated debate erupts at city council meeting over 'Nextdoor' post

Councilman Merkel defends himself against accusations of posting confidential information

SPOKANE VALLEY – A recent city council meeting turned into a heated debate over the alleged disclosure of information discussed during an executive session. The focus of the discussion revolved around Councilman Al Merkel's statements regarding the purchase of land, sparking accusations of breaching confidentiality and violating procedural norms.

The controversy unfolded during the council meeting held on March 5, following a Nextdoor post by Councilmember Merkel that suggested the purchase of land had been discussed and decided upon during an executive session on Tuesday, February 27. However...


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