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City Council questions $318K bill for new hotel

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

 Some members of the Spokane City Council are questioning a bill from hotel developer Walt Worthy for $318,000 to clean up soil beneath a new downtown hotel.

The Spokesman-Review reports that Worthy sent the bill last week.

City councilwoman Amber Waldref says the council was never part of any discussions to provide money for environmental cleanup of land beneath the new hotel.

But Mayor David Condon dismissed the criticism, saying he discussed the matter with Council President Ben Stuckart.

Stuckart says he was shown the mayor's memo but was not allowed any input and had no ability to influence its details.

Waldref and other council members say they'll approve the $318,000 request.

The $138 million hotel will have 716 rooms and is expected to open in June.

Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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