The West Plains Annexation Area covered in this report is contiguous with the City of Spokane and is immediately west of the Spokane City limits. This study determined the feasibility of the City of Spokane annexing the West Plains area. An Alternate area was also studied in a separate report. Finally a study of was done for an area coincident with the City of Spokane Growth Management Area boundary in the West Plains. The area previously studied in the West Plains Annexation Feasibility Study was slightly smaller at 12.7 Square Miles vs. the 19.45 Square Miles in the Growth Management Annexation Area.
These relatively small areas were proposed for annexation to the City of Spokane. The feasibility studies for these areas compared the revenues expected to the service costs associated with annexing these areas.
This study involved analysis of three alternative annexation areas.
John Ostrowski worked for Clark County, Washington and Vancouver, Washington from 1978-1998. During that time he was deeply involved in the annexation efforts of the City of Vancouver. As Public Works Director, he was part of the management team responsible for developing and implementing a successful annexation strategy. He has personally gathered annexation petitions and worked with Boundary Review Boards to facilitate annexation. As Public Works Director he was responsible for the development of a three-year annexation transition agreement with Clark County for Public Works services in an annexation area that approximately doubled the size of the city to a population of 120,000.