What It Is
A position paper addressing threats to the vibrancy and health of our region’s economic and cultural center: the criminal and nuisance behaviors caused by addiction and to a lesser but still significant extent, the unavailability of adequate mental health treatment facilities.
The position of the board of the DSP is to provide a regional approach for restorative services; increase access to services that address mental health and addiction including mentorship, life and job skills and employment opportunities; to provide adequate facilities to deter repeated criminal behavior; and a centrally located downtown Police Precinct facility in the office, retail and hospitality core. Complete position paper
Where We Are
This position was adopted by the board of the Downtown Spokane Partnership in September of 2019 on the recommendation of the Safety Committee of the DSP.Back to Strategic Priorities