Today on the Inland Journal podcast, correspondent John Vlahovich introduces us to a new candidate for the Spokane Valley city council, Lance Gurel. Gurel is challenging a longtime incumbent, Arne Woodard, from whom we’ll hear tomorrow.
Gurel has his own certified public accountant business. He has also worked as an oil-field welder, diesel mechanic and construction contractor. Gurel has also worked with non-profits and governmental agencies.
He says that he is running for Spokane Valley city council in order to leave the community a more just and equitable place for his grandchildren.
He says that will work for a safe community, for good roads and for strong city financial management that holds down taxes. He considers that parks and green spaces are important for Spokane Valley, and faults the current city council for not purchasing the former Painted Hills Golf Course property located in the southern part of Spokane Valley.
Gurel backs creation of affordable housing while at the same time calling for controlled future development that respects the interests of Spokane Valley single-family homes and neighborhoods.
We’ve posted a few of John Vlahovich’s interviews with Spokane Valley candidates and are adding one new candidate interview a day at SpokanePublicRadio.org. Go to the Regional News tab, then click on Election 2019.