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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane City Councilman Al French thinks he might have solved the months long debate over what to do with bus stop benches said to violate City code-change the code.

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.

Councilman French produced a draft version of legislation designed to re-write the 2001 ordinance to bring the current bench design into compliance.

French says the City Council could vote on the legislation as soon as April 27.

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