The public will be able to speak to the city council concerning the City of Yakima's 2014 budget at a meeting soon.

On December 3rd the council plans to hear from the public with any questions or suggestions they might have. KNDO reports that the city has an estimated $57 million next year nearly $4 million more than this year.

The city is planning to focus the budget on increasing public safety by spending nearly $800 thousand on expanding the police force. Other major projects include $11 million to improve the Yakima Air Terminal, $2 million to begin renovation of the Cascade Mill Site and $170,000 to begin the design of a Yakima Plaza, part of the Downtown Master Plan.

To view the budget in its entirety click here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link entitled "2014 Budget Message."