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City Wants To Share Costs Of Downtown Events
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. Events that the city of Yakima fully sponsors would be paid for by the city..…
Yakima City Council to Decide on Yakima Car Tab Vote
Voters will not see a car tab measure on a ballot in April. And it may or may not be on the August ballot. The Yakima City Council tomorrow will hear from Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke. He is expected to give the council other options to consider to fix Yakima city roads...
Yakima Officials Staking City Claims in Olympia
Lobbying for City projects is what a team from Yakima is doing in Olympia today. City Manager Tony O'Rourke and Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. are knocking on doors of lawmakers along with City Council members Dave Ettl and Mayor Micah Cawley...
City Council Will Not Put Car Tabs Vote on April Ballot
Voters will not see a car tab measure on a ballot in April. The Yakima City Council Tuesday voted to remove the proposal to raise car tabs by $30 from an April ballot. City Councilwoman Sarah Bristol told her fellow council members before the vote Tuesday, April is just too early for the issue to be…
Yakima Airport Has Great Potential for Yakima County
Improving air service is the goal of consultants that spoke with Yakima City Council members Tuesday. Air Service Planners, a consulting firm, has been hired by the city to find more air carriers to operate out of the Yakima Airport to make it more profitable. Yakima City Manager Tony O'Rourke says …
Changes Coming to Banners Hung Over Yakima Avenue
Two giant banners stare drivers in the face on Yakima Avenue.  One is advertising for a private business. The other is sending people to Toppenish.
City Manager Tony O'Rourke says he thinks they are unnecessary.
"It could either compliment a city or detract from it and I think we ha…
Fire Inspections Could be Coming Back for The City of Yakima
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...

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