The Yakima City Council wants to share the cost of parades and big events downtown but it did not take action on a proposed policy during the council meeting on Tuesday night. Currently the city pays for security and traffic management for all approved events, but under a new proposal those costs would now be shared or paid in full by the event organizers not the city. Cit
It is the first in a series of meetings to talk about the future of downtown Yakima and it is set for tomorrow night at the Howard Johnson Hotel. The meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will give a chance for Yak
The Yakima City Council wants to share the cost of parades and big events downtown. Currently the city pays for security and traffic management for all approved events. But under a new proposal those costs would be shared
The search for Union Gap's city manager and police chief is far from over. The city manager position became vacant when voters got rid of their strong-mayor government last November. Union Gap tells us there were 20 applicants for the city manager position
Union Gap voters have decided to change their form of government from a strong mayor to a city manager. It is still a close race with Proposition 1 approved by 55 percent of the voters as of Tuesday night
A push to bring back fire inspections in Yakima could become a reality today. The city council is expected to debate a proposal by City Manager Tony O'Rourke during tomorrow's council meeting. Mayor Micah Cawley says the plan would reinstate the inspections under the fire department
Costs continue to rise as city and county officials look for solutions to housing local prisoners. Today, a joint city/county study session was held to address the problem. A number of ideas were talked about including the possibility of having one regional jail instead of one in the city and one in the county
Yakima city leaders faced the reality of contracting up to 20 more public defenders and spending a million more of your tax-payer dollars; all to meet a mandate that limits public defenders caseloads to 400 a year
In an attempt to get a handle on the ever growing problem of graffiti the City of Yakima will
soon create a hotline and call on volunteers to help wipe out the problem. City
Manager Tony O'Rourke says the hotline will be created so people can report the
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