Tony O'Rourke hasn't been here long, but he's certainly being proactive in his role as city manager. At Tuesday evening's city council meeting he proposed multiple long-term strategies to help better balance the budget
Phase two of the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey, which provides everyone in the community the opportunity to fill out an online version of the questionnaire, is underway. The survey is designed to gauge public opinion about City services and priorities as well as quality of life issues in Yakima
The stolen car problem continues in the city of Yakima. Yakima Police Capt. Rod Light says so far this year 616 vehicles have been stolen within Yakima city limits and before the year is over the total could equal upwards of 750.
Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke told council members Tuesday that things in Yakima need to change over the next four years or the city could see deficits of between 1.5 to 4 million dollars. O'Rourke says he has a plan to reorganize the city that he hopes the city will embrace
Strip clubs are still banned in Yakima, and a recent federal lawsuit over the issue didn't go very far. A jury awarded Jaime Muffett a little less than $9,570 for out-of-pocket expenses after Yakima stopped him from opening a strip club. Muffett didn'
Changes are on the way for the city of Yakima. The new city manager just submitted a plan for reorganization. Tony O'Rourke proposes eight key changes, all of them all aimed at making Yakima more efficient and financially stable
Are Yakima residents willing to pay higher property taxes to fund parks? That is the question Yakima leaders might soon be asking citizens to answer. Yesterday the city council discussed the formation of a parks district to maintain Yakima City Pa
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