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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

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The Latest Yakima City News from City Manager Tony O’Roarke [AUDIO]

Plans for a new boutique hotel downtown, news about a super majority tax issue, and the latest on Yakima's downtown were all discussed when Yakima City Manager Tony O'Roarke recently visited Newstalk KIT

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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

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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

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Checking In With Yakima’s City Manager on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

 

Yakima City Manager Tony O'Roarke made one of his regular visits to Wednesday's Mike Bastinelli Show. O' Roarke talked about the City of Yakima's moves to assume full control of Yakima's airport and bringing in consultants on how to attract other air carriers, the decision to move a vote on a car tab fee from April to August, and moving ahead with plans to revitalize downtown.

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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 placed on the ballot

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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 the airport has great potential to become profitable but it may take time to attract the carriers.

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Discussing City Business with Yakima City Manager Tony O’Roarke on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

The Yakima City Council recently decided to put a $30 car tab proposal before the voters to raise money to fund street repairs. The city is also looking in to taking over full operation of the Yakima Air Terminal, instead of joint operation with Yakima County

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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

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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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