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Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori Announces Resignation From Council

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Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori announced he will resign effective July of this year. Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori announced he will resign effective July of this year.
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Councilman Steve Salvatori announced he will resign effective July of this year. Salvatori says his manufacturing company has seen big growth, and requires him to move to Dallas, with his family, to help make strategic decisions. 

Here's the announcement Salvatori sent the rest of the council:

Dear Fellow Council Members,


It is with deep regret that I inform you of my intention to resign from Spokane City Council effective July 8, 2014.  It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve the citizens of Spokane for the past two and a half years.  It has been a wonderful experience to have shared the chamber with all of you. 

As I look back at my time on council, I think one of the things I am most proud of is the way our entire council has conducted itself, even when we find ourselves in disagreement.  It only makes sense that if our body is supposed to represent the 210,000 citizens of Spokane, we will occasionally have different points of view which I believe we have all handled respectfully and gracefully.

I know many folks will want to know why I would leave a position I worked so hard to attain, and have enjoyed so much, and I will tell you this was not an easy decision for my wife and I.  But the company I started 28 years ago, and which I still serve as CEO, is undergoing significant growth, challenges and opportunities.  It has resulted in the relocation of our corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Dallas, and has caused a cascade of personnel impacts and strategic decisions.  Quite simply, our SSI boat is rocking, and I need to move to Dallas. 

There are so many exciting things happening in Spokane, and I am saddened I will not be on council as the Convention Center Expansion Project is completed, the new Walt Worthy Hotel opens, the Riverfront Park Master Plan implemented, and we see the continued rejuvenation of our core downtown and our wonderful neighborhoods.

Thanks for exuberantly joining me in the Old 621 ceremonies, and I will say again that it has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve, because it truly has.

Sincerely,

Steve Salvatori

Spokane City Council

808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Spokane, WA  99201
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