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After last month's fires threatened their homes, some Latah Valley residents are calling for another pause on development
Dillon, who used to live in Grandview/Thorpe, says he knows well how difficult it can be crossing U.S. 195 to head toward other parts of the city. He's also concerned with the limited routes out of the neighborhood.
"I don't think that many people outside of Latah really understand what is happening here and what it's like," Dillon says. "You have this continuation of development happening without comprehensive planning, and already it's stretched our resources so thin, from fire to police."
Dillon supports another moratorium to allow six months to a year for the city to specifically identify upgrades and plan how to pay for them.
"Residents have been very clear that this is what they want," Dillon says.
His opponent, Treloar, drove through the area last week, issuing a video and press release acknowledging the dead-end road issues and traffic safety concerns. But Treloar doesn't support a moratorium.
Primary Election: Dillon top vote-getter
“We didn’t just make it through the primary, we won the primary,” Dillon said. “This is a good night.”
Dillon had earned Lori Kinnear’s endorsement in the four-way race for the seat, while Treloar has earned the financial backing of the Spokane Association of Realtors. Full story in The Spokesman Review.
"When voters ask which way Dillon leans, he proudly tells them about his experience as a legislative aide for state Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and his work with the local Planned Parenthood....
....Treloar's campaign has also paid money to Majority Strategies, a marketing firm that advertises themselves as the only firm to work with every official GOP nominee since 2000 and to Crimson Consulting, which is run by a former staffer to Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers."
Dillon, a relatively well-known figure in Spokane politics, said in a news release that he would be a “listen-first” candidate who would respond to the concerns of the community.
“I have been a fearless advocate for all in Spokane,” Dillon wrote in the news release. “Now I want to take my experience advancing good public policy to the Spokane City Council.”