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More Free Parking and Events to Attract More People Downtown
The Yakima City Council held a study session on downtown development at city hall
Tuesday.  City Manager Tony O'Rourke suggested making parking more accessible
for those who want to spend time in the downtown area.  O'Rourke proposed council
members switch from 2 hour free parking t…
Yakima Finding Ways to Fight Graffiti
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
graffiti vandalism...
Yakima’s Pilot Bike Patrol Launches Tonight
One of the key findings of the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey that the Yakima City Council focused on during its retreat in late August showed that some Yakima residents don’t feel as safe as they would like to in the downtown area, particularly after dark...
2012 Yakima Citizen Survey Results Released
Results from the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey have been released and they show people who took the survey believe several aspects of the community should be improved, ranging from street repair and employment opportunities to crime prevention and the overall reputation of Yakima...
Next Phase of 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey Underway
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..…
Tony O’Rourke Meets with City Council about City Plans
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...
Key Changes Taking Place in the City of Yakima
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. The changes include bringing back a fire inspector and crea…

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