With a full-time office in Eastern Washington, WPC is the only public policy think tank with a truly statewide presence.
Chris Cargill, Director, Eastern Washington Office
Mary Catherine McAleer, WPC Research Assistant, July, 2013
Spokane is the second-largest city in Washington. With more than 210,000 residents and an additional 230,000 people living nearby, hundreds of firefighters, police officers and other public safety personnel are needed to serve the public.
For years, ongoing concerns about the rising costs of protecting the community have been discussed and debated among city leaders, unions, and citizens.