Conflict over Business Improvement District boils over downtown

Council head questions ‘threats’ by Quintrall

In the wake of the forced resignation of Spokane Planning Director Scott Chesney last month, city leaders and board members of two downtown groups are struggling over personnel and contract www-1.spokanejournal.comfulfillment expectations related to the downtown Business Improvement District.

Ben Stuckart, Spokane City Council president, says issues came to a head when Jan Quintrall, Chesney’s former boss and head of the city’s Business and Development Services, demanded the resignation of Mark Richard, president of the Downtown Spokane Partnership, and threatened to pull the Business Improvement District contract from the DSP.

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