The Stormwater Utility, a section within the Public Works Department, ensures that stormwater systems are planned, developed and maintained to prevent flooding, protect water quality and preserve natural stormwater systems. The Stormwater Utility strives to provide leadership and a focus for other community efforts working toward improved stormwater management that causes as little short-term and long-term harm as possible to the environment.
Each year, Spokane County publishes a Stormwater Management Program Plan that describes the programs and practices used by the County to operate and maintain the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), to operate and maintain municipal UICs (drywells), and to implement related Permit programs. Spokane County’s Stormwater Management Program is designed to uphold the County’s long-term commitment to minimizing pollutants discharged to Waters of Washington State.
Below is a preliminary draft of the program goals specific to the calendar year 2023. It does not include routine operations, such as spill response or drywell inspections and cleaning, but instead highlights featured programs or project targets. Greater details about the County’s Stormwater Management Program may be found in the current Plan, published in March 2022, which can be accessed on the Stormwater Utility section of the Public Works page of the Spokane County website: Water Quality and Permits | Spokane County, WA
We would like to hear your thoughts and opinions about these draft program goals. Your feedback is invited through informal comments, which means that all input will be reviewed, but individual responses will not be provided at this time. Thank you for your involvement in the task of stormwater management in Spokane County; your time and resources are valuable, and we appreciate you sharing them with us.
The Spokane County Board of Commissioners will hold three public roundtable/hearings on the proposed 2023 Budget in addition to a final budget hearing to be separately noticed and held in December 2022.
These public hearings will be held in the Spokane County Commissioners Hearing Room in the lower level of the Spokane County Public Works Building, located at:
1026 West Broadway Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99260
The following three public roundtable/hearings will allow the public to observe and participate in the Board of County Commissioners’ 2023 Budget process:
October 11, 2022, at 2:00 P.M.
A presentation by the Spokane County Budget Office on the 2023 budget revenue estimates with time allotted for public testimony.
November 8, 2022, at 2:00 P.M.
A presentation by the Spokane County Budget Office on the 2023 budget expenditure estimates with time allotted for public testimony.
November 29, 2022, at 2:00 P.M.
A presentation by the Spokane County Budget Office on the 2023 budget totals with time allotted for public testimony.
Citizens may join virtually on the dates and times listed above to present testimony. To ensure that everyone virtually attending the public roundtable/hearings has an opportunity to speak, testimony may be limited to three minutes per speaker.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to adjust the time frame allotted to speakers as well as hearing procedures during the public hearing. Requests to provide testimony should be sent to Ginna Vasquez, Clerk of the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 477-2268 no later than 10:00 a.m. before the date/time of the scheduled public roundtable/hearings.
For more information or to submit questions and comments about the 2023 budget, contact Gary Petrovich, Spokane County Chief Budget Officer at (509) 477-4790 or email@example.com.
To join the roundtable/hearing via tele-conference call 1-877-853-5257 (Meeting ID: 85674845677) and/or view the public meeting via Webinar Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85674845677 (Meeting ID: 85674845677).
Following the roundtable/hearings, a recording will be posted to the Spokane County Website and YouTube Channel.