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Spokane County Democrats call for Mayor Condon's resignation; Talk of recall

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Citing broken trust with the citizens of Spokane, the Spokane County Democrats called for Spokane Mayor David Condon to resign from office immediately. 

"The recent independent investigator report clearly reveals that the mayor failed to communicate honestly with the people of Spokane and has obstructed the investigation into the circumstances leading to the firing of Chief Straub," the statement from Chairman Jim CastroLang said. "The report concludes that instead of serving the citizens as a public servant, Mayor Condon favored his own reelection, playing politics and withholding public record requests until after his election was assured."

The SCD said they were also concerned about the Mayor's appointment of Craig Meidl to Chief of Police earlier this week. 

"This Mayor had promised an open, community-engaged process in the selection of our next police chief," the group said. "At the end of that process, without any consultation with the public or community leaders, he announces the hiring of a police chief who did not apply for the job and was not vetted by the review committee.  In this, he totally dismissed the review committee and the community engagement in this hiring process that has been going on for months." 

Also on Thursday, the Spokane City Council announced they would consider confirming Meidl as Chief, but not before hearing from the public

The group finished the statement by saying if Condon didn't step down, a recall process would be coming. 

"This City has been through so much.  It would be better to avoid the inevitable recall process that is to come," the group concluded. 

KHQ has reached out to the Mayor's Office and the Spokane GOP for comment, but as of this publishing, we have not heard back. 

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