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'This is a self inflicted wound, let's heal the wound'

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Approximately 250 benches sit at bus stops across Spokane. The benches are owned by an advertising company which sells space on the seats and pays the City a small fee to place the benches on City right-of-way.

The City of Spokane sent a letter to the advertising company last year asking them to remove the benches. The Mayor felt the advertising violated a City sign ordinance passed in 2001.

Many, including the Mayor and members of the City Council, thought a solution could be reached if Spokane Transit Authority agreed to buy 100 new, non-descript benches which would not violate the ordinance; however the STA board rejected the proposal on Thursday night.

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