Acronyms and Other Resources

BID     CA     CDBG     CHHS     City Council     CNU     C.O.P.S.     DOT     ECCO     ESBA     NSC     ONS     SERA     SHA     SPBNA     SRHD     STA     TIP     WSDOT

BID – Business Improvement District

“A business improvement district (BID) is a special assessment district established to maintain and enhance a business district, building a positive reputation that attracts businesses, employees, and visitors. Designed as a self-help mechanism, property owners come together to fund programs that create a consistent and inviting environment. The proposed East Sprague BID will be the primary funding vehicle for community and economic development, including cleaning, branding, and beautification.”


CA – Community Assembly

    Standing Committees

    Administration (Admin) Committee

    Budget Committee

    Building Stronger Neighborhoods

    Community Development

    Land Use

    Liaison Committee

    PeTT –    Pedestrian, Transportation and Traffic

    Public Safety


CDBG – Community Development Block Grant

“The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is an entitlement (or formula based) program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Each year HUD awards local jurisdictions an allocation of funds to support community development programs at the local level. The total allocation varies from year to year, depending on the federal budget and local demographics. The City of Spokane allocates approximately 20% of the total CDBG allocation to support local improvements driven by Neighborhood Councils”


CHHS – Community Housing & Human Services

“Mission Statement/Purpose: The CHHS Board is meant to provide opportunities that enhance the quality of life for Spokane’s extremely low to moderate income populations. The Board is to provide leadership and foster partnerships that support the City’s investments in services, affordable housing and economic opportunities to foster the highest level of self-sufficiency and quality of life for Spokane’s extremely low to moderate income households.”


City Council Representatives:

Our neighborhood falls into 2 City Council Districts – Districts 1 & 2

    District 1 Representatives

Amber Waldref:

Mike Fagan:

    District 2 Representatives:

Breean Beggs:

Lori Kinnear:


CNU – Congress for New Urbanism

“The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is an international nonprofit organization working to build vibrant communities where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, and get around. We believe that well-designed cities and neighborhoods are crucial for our health, economy, and environment. We build places people love.”


C.O.P.S. – Community Oriented Policing Services

“The men and women of the Spokane Police Department are dedicated to protecting the lives of the people we serve and reducing crime through prevention, public education, and community partnerships. Having volunteers through the C.O.P.S. program who work hand-in-hand with law enforcment help us all reach our common goal – a beautiful, vibrant and safe city to live, work and play in.”

-Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl


DOT – Department of Transportation


ECCO – East Central Community Organization






ESBA – East Spokane Business Association

“The East Spokane Business Association is committed to ensure community and economic revitalization for the benefit, enjoyment and pride of all Spokanites through a belief in hard work, risk taking and a positive vision for our area. Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 12 noon in the Community Room at Sprague Union Terrace, 1420 E Sprague Ave, Spokane WA 99202″


NSC – North Spokane Corridor aka North South Corridor

“This project improves mobility by allowing motorists and freight to move north and south through metropolitan Spokane, from I-90 to US 395 at Wandermere. Once complete, the NSC will decrease travel time, fuel usage, and congestion, while  improving safety by reducing collisions on local arterials.”


ONS – Office of Neighborhood Services

“The Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) assists Spokane’s 28 neighborhoods with a variety of programs. The goal of these programs is to engage people in local government, build stronger communities, and improve quality of life for citizens. ONS programs address traffic safety, neighborhood infrastructure needs, economic needs, and environmental issues, among other areas.”


Traffic Calming

Clean-up Program

Mobile Speed Feedback


SERA – Spokane Eastside Reunion Association

“Spokane Washington’s Annual Eastside reunion is a collaborative effort that strives to restore and promote a revitalized sense of community in our City’s neighborhoods. We are a non-profit organization and it’s organizers are grounded by their devote sense of faith and seek to further advance God’s mission in both word and deed.”


SHA – Spokane Housing Authority

“Created in 1972 by the City of Spokane, the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) serves Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry, and Whitman counties.

SHA annually provides housing assistance to over 5,000 families of low income through a combination of tenant-based rental assistance, SHA-owned apartment communities, and scattered-site housing.”


SPBNA- South Perry Business & Neighbor Association

“Serving the South Perry neighborhood and business district for over a decade. …Dedicated to helping South Perry grow with intention as a community of businesses and neighbors for the preservation and development of our shared values.”

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Liberty Park United Methodist Church.


SRHD – Spokane Regional Health District

Neighborhood Matters and the Cafe meetings are organized through the SRHD.


STA – Spokane Transit Authority


TIP – Targeted Investment Pilot

“Operation Targeted & Concentrated Investment Pilot is to demonstrate that concentrated and targeted public investment leads to private investment and measurable long-term economic vitality for Spokane Neighborhoods.

The E. Sprague district will be receiving over $50 million in public infrastructure improvements over the next three years targeting residential road maintenance, housing rehabilitation and more. Our goal is that the East Sprague TIP area and the entire City of Spokane will benefit from the long term economic planning by strategically layering public and private investment in a defined geographic area that, with help from Smart Growth America, will help to revitalize East Sprague and future target investment areas.


WSDOT – Washington State Department of Transportation