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The piece of land is zoned by Whitman County as agricultural with single-family homes permitted. The number of houses allowed is determined by Whitman County Public Health based on sewer disposal requirements. 

Pullman council denies land annexation into city

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

City of Pullman councilmembers voted 6-1 to reject the proposed annexation of a 48.3-acre lot during a meeting Tuesday night. About 15 residents made public comments at the last council meeting in opposition...

Annual sales tax revenue decreased from 2020 because of the cancellation of certain events like WSU football games, Mom’s Weekend and graduation, said Mike Urban, Pullman city director of finance & administrative services. Typically those events generate about $300,000.

City administrator gives financial overview 

KIARA DOYAL, Evergreen reporter April 21, 2021

The City of Pullman and League of Women Voters of Pullman discussed how COVID-19 impacted city finances for the year during a meeting Tuesday afternoon. “Having to live through a time of all of these...

City councilmembers approved a panel series design for the Spring Street mural.

Council shifts mural project to panel design

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2021

Pullman city councilmembers took the first step in reorganizing the downtown mural project Tuesday night, starting with approval to host a community town hall meeting. The council approved a series...

The Canyon Crest Planned Residential Development will be located south of Kamiak Elementary School and west of NW Ventura Court.

Development could bring 68 new homes to Pullman

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter March 3, 2021

A local engineering company hopes to move forward with a neighborhood of 68 affordable single-family homes in Pullman. The Pullman Planning Commission heard public comments Feb. 24 about an application...

During public comment, local business owner Rob Ndambuki shared his experiences with racism in Pullman.

‘End Racism Now’ mural back at square one

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 24, 2021

The Pullman City Council voted 5 to 2 to approve restarting the submission process for the “End Racism Now” mural with clearer requirements for artists. Joanna Bailey, Pullman Arts Commission chair,...

PAC Chair Jeri Harris said selected artists will be paired with participating downtown businesses to display their art in storefront windows, similar to the recently canceled ArtFest. 

Council gives go-ahead for Pullman window art walk

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 10, 2021

Pullman councilmembers approved a Pullman Arts Commission-sponsored event at a meeting Tuesday night. The council also approved about $125,000 toward improvements for Airport Road. Councilmembers approved...

City council approves $1.6 million road improvement project

City council approves $1.6 million road improvement project

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 14, 2021

Pullman city councilmembers unanimously approved a $1.6 million re-bid to complete the arterial streets resurfacing project during their meeting Tuesday.  The chosen construction company, Motley-Motley...

The 2021-2022 budget for Pullman was unanimously approved and includes $12,828,179 for transit expenditures and $15,671,838 for law enforcement.

City Council approves money for wildfire victims, budget

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 2, 2020

Pullman City Councilmembers unanimously approved a total of $100,000 for families affected by the Malden and Pine City fires that will be distributed within two years during a virtual meeting Tuesday night....

The mural design will depend on the artist chosen and the submissions received by the commission.

Pullman Arts Commission searches for mural artist

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission started a search for an artist to design a 120-by-7.5 foot mural with the theme: End Racism Now. The commission will choose an artist through a selection process, but Pullman...

Councilmember Eileen Macoll said she wants to emphasize economic growth and helping small businesses.

Councilmembers raise property taxes by 1 percent

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 18, 2020

Pullman City councilmembers unanimously passed an ordinance that will raise property taxes by 1 percent and bring in around $67,000 more for the city than last year’s property taxes, during Tuesday night’s...

The grant could bring more entrepreneurs to downtown Pullman, said economic development manager Jennifer Hackman.

City Council discusses grant to expand tech entrepreneurship, downtown infrastructure

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

Councilmembers discussed a new Economic Development Administration grant collaboration between WSU and Pullman during a city council meeting on Tuesday. WSU is looking into an EDA grant to expand technology...

Each city department will have a slight increase in budget requests, said Mike Urban, finance director and interim city administrator.

City departments present preliminary budget requests

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Pullman City Council started its budget process for 2021 and 2022, hearing proposals from city departments that will be determined on or after Nov. 17.  Councilmembers emphasized the need for economic...

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