Spokane mayor wants to hire police, firefighters

SPOKANE — The 2014 budget proposed by Spokane Mayor David Condon would hire 25 new police officers and four firefighters.

The Spokesman-Review reported that the nearly $600 million plan submitted to the city council Monday night also calls for a 2 percent property tax increase.

The council will hold public hearings on the budget this fall.

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